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LEONARD POPE RUMORS & GOSSIP

2013 NFL Training Camp: Adding TE Pope Was A Smart Move By Bears

The Bears brought seven-year veteran TE Leonard Pope in for a tryout on Friday. On Saturday they signed him to a one-year deal after he passed a physical. The University of Georgia product likely will earn the veteran minimum of $725,000 which he earned a year ago with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pope stands at 6’8″ and should compete right away for the third tight end spot behind...
Via Bears Backer
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

What Do Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coaches Have in Common with the Pope?

At the risk of being sacrilegious, let’s relate the biggest news story in the world this week to the Pittsburgh Steelers. If you’re a devout Catholic, reader discretion is advised. A new Pope was elected Wednesday and greeted by thousands of worshipers at the Vatican. If Steelers fans knew that Chuck Noll, Bill Cowher and Mike Tomlin all would win at least one Super Bowl, perhaps...
Via SteelerAddicts
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers 2013 Free Agents Analysis: TE Leonard Pope – Unrestricted

The Pittsburgh Steelers offseason continues on and we too will continue on now with our breakdown of the free agents as we inch closer towards the start of free agency. Next up on the list of unrestricted free agents is veteran tight end Leonard Pope. Player: Leonard Pope Position: Tight End Experience: 7 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2012 Salary Cap Hit: $565,000 2012...
Via Steelers Depot
February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Pope brings familiarity with offense to Steelers

Leonard Pope smiled, shook his head and rolled his eyes incredulously. Then he politely answered the question. Pope was the only unrestricted free agent the Steelers signed in the offseason, and questions for the 6-foot-8 tight end keep coming back again and again to one subject. Not the 102 receptions or nine touchdowns he has totaled in his six-year NFL career, and not his appearance...
Via AP on Fox
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers Sign Veteran Tight End Leonard Pope To One-Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed veteran tight end Leonard Pope to a one-year contract Wednesday, according to the team’s press release.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Photo Via KCChiefsBlog.com The six-year vet spent the past three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (2008-2011).  Pope was originally drafted in third round (72nd overall) by the Arizona Cardinals...
Via Gridiron Grit
April 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Pope Signing Could mean changes for Steelers

The Steelers signing of veteran tight end Leonard Pope means a few different things for the rest of the 2012 off-season. For starters Pope’s signing can be taken as a ringing endorsement for new Steelers’ offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Haley became Pope’s offensive coordinator i Continue
Via SteelBlitz Steelers Blog
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Breaking Down The Signing Of Leonard Pope As The Steelers Head Towards Draft Day

If you follow the Pittsburgh Steelers closely, you know that free agent signings outside of their own is a pretty rare occurrence. They are usually not big named players when they happen and often times they come at a very low cost. On Tuesday the Steelers signed their first free agent of the offseason in the form of tight end Leonard Pope, and as you can imagine, he is the talk...
Via Steelers Depot
April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers sign veteran TE Leonard Pope

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed veteran tight end Leonard Pope to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal, announced Tuesday, were not released. The 28-year-old Pope spent the previous three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, catching a career-high 24 passes for 247 yards and a touchdown in 2011. Pope was originally drafted in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Arizona...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers Sign Free Agent TE Leonard Pope To One-Year Contract

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced today that they have signed free agent tight end Leonard Pope to a one-year contract following his visit to the Southside today. Pope has a long history with new offensive coordinator Todd Haley after playing for him with the Arizona Cardinals and the Kansas City Chiefs. Pope is the first free agent player signed by the Steelers this offseason. My...
Via Steelers Depot
April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Steelers Hosting Free Agent TE Leonard Pope Today Along With Three Pre Draft Visitors

The Pittsburgh Steelers have another free agent in town today as Ed Bouchette reports via Twitter that tight end Leonard Pope is visiting today. Pope, an unrestricted free agent, played for Steelers new offensive coordinator Todd Haley when both were with the Arizona Cardinals and the Kansas City Chiefs. Pope was originally drafted by the Cardinals out of Georgia in the third round...
Via Steelers Depot
April 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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