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Lions sign former Pro Bowl safety Chris Hope

The Detroit Lions added another back-up plan in case starting safety Louis Delmas doesn't come back from ongoing knee problems. The club announced Monday the signing of former Pro Bowl safety Chris Hope, who made four starts and played in a total of 18 games, including two playoff games, last season with Atlanta. Hope, 32, played for Pittsburgh from 2002-05 and Tennessee from...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions Sign Former Steelers S Chris Hope On Monday

Tim Twentyman reports Monday via Twitter that the Detroit Lions have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Chris Hope. Hope, who was originally drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft, played in 16 games the Atlanta Falcons in 2012 after spending the previous six seasons with the Tennessee Titans. The Lions signing of Hope might mean starting safety...
Via Steelers Depot
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Free Agent Decision: Chris Hope

The Falcons are facing a lot of decisions this off-season and that starts with their unrestricted free agents. We will go through them one by one and decide whether or not the Falcons should re-sign them. A lot of times it's not as easy as it looks as some decisions have more than just roster spot implications. We also have to think about the salary cap as it is expected to...
Via Grits Blitz
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons' Hope plans to appeal 30K fine for hit

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Falcons safety Chris Hope said on Wednesday that he will appeal the 30,000 fine that the NFL levied against him for an unnecessary roughness foul he received on Dec. 16 against the New York Giants Victor Cruz. Oh, yeah, Hope said of his decision to appeal. Im not looking into it right now. Pure focus is on finishing the season strong and making sure we get the...
Via Fox Sports South
December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons S Hope fined $30,000

Atlanta Falcons safety Chris Hope was fined $30,000 by the league for a helmet-to-helmet hit against New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger reported Friday. Hope was penalized for unnecessary roughness on the play in the third quarter of last Sunday's game. Hope told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution earlier in the week that he thought he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons' Hope feels at home scrimmaging old team

Chris Johnson, the Tennessee Titans' all-everything running back hesitated at the 10-yard line following his team's joint team practice with the Atlanta Falcons in Dalton, Ga., allowing himself enough time to share a few words with one of his mentors, Chris Hope. Hope, Johnson's former teammate and now a safety for the Falcons, shared in the unusual experience of conversing...
Via Fox Sports South
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Chris Hope believes the Falcons can be a Super Bowl team

Getty Images In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitiution, Falcons safety Chris Hope stated that he signed with the Falcons because he believes they can be a Super Bowl team. “The Atlanta Falcons looked good to me because they are a veteran-led team with a lot of young talent,” said Hope.  ”I think they are on verge of doing something special. They’ve been to the...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 04, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via Gridiron Grit
June 30, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via Grits Blitz
June 29, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
June 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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