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 the next six seasons with the Titans. He made the Pro Bowl after the 2008 season.

Hope will provide some depth in the Falcons secondary

The safety position has been a concern this off-season and the Falcons have just acquired a player who should provide some depth at that position. William Moore is poised for a break-out season but Thomas DeCoud is coming off of a disappointing year. Many are hoping that DeCoud bounces back this year under new defensive cooridinator Mike Nolan. From 2008-2010 Chris Hope played in, and started, all 16 games as a member of the Tennessee Titans. Last season, he played in ten games and started two. It’s good to have more depth in the secondary and someone who might be able to teach the young players a few things and maybe even push them a bit.

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