Allen Park, MI (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions have signed veteran safety
Chris Hope, the team announced Monday.
Hope, who will be entering his 12th NFL campaign, has started 113 career games
and previously played under Lions head coach Jim Schwartz, the defensive
coordinator during the first three seasons of the 32-year-old's six-year run
with the Tennessee Titans from 2006-2011.
A Pro Bowl selection with the Titans in 2008, Hope spent last season with the
Atlanta Falcons and totaled 26 tackles while making four starts in a reserve
Hope entered the league as a third-round draft choice of Pittsburgh in 2002
and spent four seasons with the Steelers before signing with Tennessee as a
free agent. For his career, the Florida State product has recorded 716
tackles, 20 interceptions and 51 passes defended over 163 games.
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