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    Free Agent TE Leonard Pope visits Steelers..Signs 1 yr. deal

    Leonard Pope,a 6-foot-8 tight end who has shadowed Todd Haley from Arizona to Kansas City,has followed the Steelers new offensive coordinator to Pittsburgh -- at least for a visit today.

    Pope has become only the second known unrestricted free agent to visit the Steelers this year. The Arizona Cardinals drafted him on the third round from Georgia in 2006. He played there for Haley when he was Arizona's offensive coordinator in 2007 and 2008.

    Haley became Kansas City's head coach in 2009 and after the Cardinals cut Pope that September,the Chiefs signed him. He started 10 games for the Chiefs last season,when he caught 24 passes for 247 yards and one touchdown. In his six-year NFL career,Pope has 101 receptions for 973 yards and nine touchdowns.

    The Steelers are searching for a No. 2 tight end behind Heath Miller. Wesleye Saunders,a rookie last season,has been suspended for the first four games of 2012 for violating the league's rule on the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

    The Steelers also have another tight end visiting them today,one of three draft prospects: Missouri tight end Michael Egnew, Akiem Hicks,who played college football at Regina in Canada,and linebacker Nick Perry of Southern Cal.

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    I watch ed a bunch of tape on hicks he was abeast in Canada bas he should have been .Imust say he got a raw deal from the NCAA cartel they could have ruined the kids life for accepting a ride from a student at lsu and living off campus witha former lsu player during the summer and they took his eligability away for that when every school does similar things

    I think they should give Saunderts a chance it wasn't Steriods it was some other crap in a supplement
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    He as followed haley everywhere

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    Reports are he also shakes for Haley...

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    Pope did good against us in 2011 didnt he, i remeber his name often in that game with KC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldrolled View Post
    Pope did good against us in 2011 didnt he, i remeber his name often in that game with KC.
    I do remember that... I'm sure Gay does as well! lol

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    They signed him. Yeah a signing.

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    really really tall signing

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    Johnson is in trouble now.. Does he know the area code in indy?

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    Take TE off the draft board. This signing serves several problems.
    1: Saunders is suspended.
    2: Pope is 6'8" which solves the red zone scoring problem.
    Welcome to the Burgh.
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