Found June 29, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

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The Atlanta Falcons have announced that they’ve signed free agent safety Chris Hope, who played for the Tennessee Titans for the past six seasons.  He played his first four years for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Hope recorded 25 tackles and 1 interception in 10 games last season.



Falcons reach deal with veteran safety Chris Hope

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with safety Chris Hope, who has started 109 games in 10 seasons with Pittsburgh and Tennessee. The 31-year-old Hope will provide experience behind starters William Moore and Thomas DeCoud. Hope was a third-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2002. He signed with the Titans as an unrestricted free agent in 2006. Hope was a 2008 Pro Bowl selection...

Atlanta Falcons: Chris Hope Adds Needed Depth, Leadership at Safety

Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan was concerned about the depth at both safety positions. Nolan wanted a veteran that could backup Thomas DeCoud and William Moore just in case something was to happen to one of them. Nolan got his wish because the Falcons agreed to terms with Chris Hope on Friday. Hope, 31, has played in 147 games and has started in 109 of them. He was originally...

Falcons Sign Safety Chris Hope

Per AJC beat writer D Orlando Ledbetter, the Atlanta Falcons have come to terms with safety Chris Hope: The Falcons and veteran safety Chris Hope, a former Pro Bowler, agreed to contract terms on Friday. Hope, 31, was a third-round draft pick (94th overall) in 2002 by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Florida State product played four seasons with the Steelers before playing...

Camp Battles 2012: Running Backs

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Steelers Six From Around The Web – June 30th – Hope & Pope Edition

Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Chris Hope, who has played the last six seasons with the Tennessee Titans, signed with the Atlanta Falcons on Friday. Tight end Leonard Pope is back home in Georgia and did a local radio interview in which he was asked about the offense and his role in it. [audio:] Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders...

Tennessee Titans have high hopes for WR Marc Mariani

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Titans’ Jared Cook looking for an extension

Getty Images Tennessee Titans tight end Jared Cook is going into the final year of his rookie contract and is hoping he’ll be able to stick around longer much longer. “I would like to stay here. I like Tennessee a lot, but you just kind of block it out and take care of your job. As long as you take care of your job, you’ll be all right,” Cook said. “I’m still waiting...

Camp Battles 2012: Quarterbacks

Camp Battles 2012: Quarterbacks Matt Ryan Matt Ryan is entering a pivotal year for his future in Atlanta. He has two years left on his contract including the 2012 season, and with him coming off his third consecutive playoff loss, there are questions whether Ryan is capable of leading the Falcons to the next level. Fortunately for Ryan, he’s not the first prominent quarterback...

Lawyers say Jamal Anderson was driving tired, not drunk

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jamal Anderson was arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly drinking and driving. This is not Anderson’s first brush with the law since he retired from the NFL in 2001. Now, Anderson’s lawyers are claiming a rather comical excuse for their clients erratic driving, he was tired. ”It appears that Mr. Anderson was tired after...

Titans Jared Cook Will be a top-10 Tight End in 2012.

Entering the 2011 season Tennessee Titans tight end Jared Cook was supposed to have a breakout campaign and in some ways you could argue that he delivered on that promise. However, for much of the year he was inconsistent and waited until the last three games of the season to show his true potential. Therefore, despite the very solid season he turned in, Cook has plenty of room...

The Friday Blitz: Lighting a Fire Under Matty Ice

The NFL Network has been airing the Top 100 Players of 2012 show over the last month. Each time a new show is on, immediately the players are outspoken and most of the time shocked to see that their peers ranked them so low. Matty Ice not in the Top 100? Sheeeeeeit! In Atlanta’s case one player may be surprised to find out that his fellow players don’t believe he is a worthy...
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