The Steelers have signed veteran tight end Leonard Pope to a one-year contract, the team announced today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Pope was originally drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round (72nd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft out of the University of Georgia. After spending his first three seasons in Arizona (2006-08), Pope played for the Kansas City Chiefs the past three years (2008-11). Pope has started 49-of-87 career games played, including 10 of 16 in 2011. Pope set career highs in receptions (24) and receiving yards (247) last season.
For his career, Pope has registered 102 receptions for 973 yards and nine touchdowns. He started all four postseason games in which he has played, including Super Bowl XLIII.