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Leonard Pope | Tight End

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/10/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 264
College: Georgia
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Bears signed TE Leonard Pope, formerly of the Steelers.
Pope, 30, adds experience behind Martellus Bennett, where the Bears were lacking with Fendi Onobun, Kyle Adams, and Steve Maneri rounding out the depth chart. Pope had three catches in Pittsburgh last year. He's a blocker. Fri, Aug 2, 2013 05:26:00 PM

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Free agent TE Leonard Pope is participating in Bears training camp on a tryout basis.

Pope, 30 next month, hasn't generated any known interest since becoming a free agent in March. He's nothing more than a blocker and red-zone threat.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 09:41:00 AM

Steelers signed TE Leonard Pope to a one-year contract.

Wherever Todd Haley lands, Pope is sure to follow. The two have been together in Arizona, Kansas City, and now Pittsburgh. Pope will add veteran depth behind Heath Miller with Weslye Saunders suspended four games. Despite impressive measurables, Pope has never cleared 250 yards in six NFL seasons.
Tue, Apr 10, 2012 04:03:00 PM

Free agent TE Leonard Pope will visit the Steelers Tuesday.

One of the more experienced players remaining in a barren tight end market, Pope caught a career high 24 passes for 247 yards in Kansas City last season. A poor blocker, he'd provide pass-catching depth behind Heath Miller in Pittsburgh.
Tue, Apr 10, 2012 11:06:00 AM

Leonard Pope had three receptions for 26 yards against the Patriots in Week 11.

Sometimes a new rookie quarterback can cause a tight end to get more looks, and together Pope and Jake O'Connell (three catches, 22 yards) were targeted 10 times. We'll let you know if one of the mediocre duo emerges, but we won't be holding our breath.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 12:04:00 AM

Leonard Pope caught three passes for 32 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.

Pope was playing with Tony Moeaki (knee) out for the year and Anthony Becht leaving early today. He surely infuriated coach Todd Haley by taking his helmet off after the touchdown, earning a 15-yard penalty. Pope is a backup-caliber talent at best and not on the fantasy radar.
Sun, Sep 25, 2011 07:54:00 PM

Chiefs re-signed TE Leonard Pope.

Pope, 28 in September, made news this offseason for saving a 6-year-old boy from drowning at a pool party. Unfortunately, he's not a very good player. Pope caught 10 passes for just 76 yards in 16 games last season, also grading out very poorly as a blocker per Pro Football Focus. He'll try to win a backup job behind emerging second-year tight end Tony Moeaki.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 10:15:00 PM

Free agent TE Leonard Pope saved 6-year-old boy Bryson Moore from drowning at a pool party over the weekend.

"All of a sudden, I saw Bryson going down in the water and I started screaming," said the boy's mother. "Leonard was inside, and he came out of nowhere and dove into the water without any hesitation, cell phone in his pocket and all. He saved my son’s life." Pope was allegedly the only person at the pool party who knew how to swim. The 6-year-old boy is now okay.
Mon, Jun 13, 2011 05:47:00 PM

Leonard Pope caught two passes for 26 yards and a touchdown against the Steelers in Week 11.

Pope caught a 21-yard touchdown pass to start the Chiefs' comeback. While he seems to overtaken Sean Ryan as the main tight end, he's not going to be a fantasy option.
Sun, Nov 22, 2009 04:47:00 PM

Chiefs signed TE Leonard Pope, formerly of the Cardinals.

Pope will be re-united with Todd Haley. While his receiving potential is higher than any tight end currently on the roster, his poor blocking will keep him from seeing significant playing time.
Tue, Sep 29, 2009 06:16:00 PM

In addition to ex-Patriot Alex Smith, the Giants worked out free agent TE Leonard Pope on Monday.

A career underachiever, Pope is an option to replace Darcy Johnson if Johnson starts the season slowly. The Giants don't seem to be rushing to use third-round pick Travis Beckum, who's still honing his blocking technique.
Mon, Sep 7, 2009 10:22:00 PM

Cardinals released TE Leonard Pope.

The 2006 third-rounder has the look of a prototypical tight end, but he just never developed as a blocker. It's telling that Dominique Byrd made the final cut ahead of Pope. The Saints and the Bengals could come calling.
Fri, Sep 4, 2009 05:54:00 PM

Cardinals tight end Leonard Pope played behind Stephen Spach and Ben Patrick in the team's preseason opener.

Pope was also terrible, dropping a TD from Matt Leinart. It's possible Pope will be on the roster bubble when Patrick's four-game suspension ends.
Sat, Aug 15, 2009 10:57:00 PM

The Cardinals have four tight ends that could start on opening day, even though Leonard Pope is currently No. 1 on the depth chart.

They actually have five tight ends in camp, but Ben Patrick is suspended for the first four games of the season. When Patrick gets back he has the best chance for fantasy value, but it's unlikely any of them will be worth owning at any point. The Cards have the most tight end-unfriendly offense in the league.
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 08:37:00 AM

Cardinals signed restricted free agent Leonard Pope to a one-year, $1.01 million contract.

Pope, the No. 72 overall pick in 2006, still hasn't developed as a blocker and reached a new low last season with just nine catches in 13 games after scoring five touchdowns in his second year. Pope isn't even certain to make the Cardinals, especially if they draft a tight end high in April.
Tue, Mar 31, 2009 04:59:00 PM

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28Brett Smith
29Jordan Rodgers
30Nate Enderle
31Alex Carder
32Keith Price
33Kory Faulkner
34Collin Klein
35Rusty Smith
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2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
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5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Jamie Harper
8Chris Rainey
9Terrance Ganaway
10Zach Brown
11Isaac Redman
12Brandon Saine
13D.J. Harper
14Lance Ball
15Jordan Roberts
16Orwin Smith
17Armond Smith
18Javarris James
19Darren Evans
20Delone Carter
21Anthony Allen
22Damien Berry
23Richard Murphy
24William Powell
25Jawan Jamison
26Stefphon Jefferson
27Deonte Williams
28Bradley Randle
29Quentin Hines
30De'Leon Eskridge
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2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
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2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
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2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Brad Smelley
9Owen Marecic
10Dorson Boyce
11Eric Kettani
12Owen Schmitt
13Quinn Johnson
14Ben Bartholomew
15Braden Wilson
16James Baker
17Ryan D'Imperio
18Devonte Campbell
19Alex Debniak
20Ryan Roberson
21Jonathan Amosa
22Rupert Bryan
23Eddie Williams
24Jon Hoese
25Ben Guidugli
26Nate Eachus
27Jourdan Brooks
28Brock Bolen
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2Jabar Gaffney
3Laurent Robinson
4Titus Young
5Darius Johnson
6Kevin Hardy
7Keenan Davis
8Taulib Ikharo
9Greg Childs
10Richard Goodman
11Lance Lewis
12Lamont Bryant
13Devery Henderson
14Ben Obomanu
15Matt Willis
16Brett Swain
17Chaz Schilens
18Ramses Barden
19Charly Martin
20Jeremy Kelley
21Sederrick Cunningham
22Zach Rogers
23Nicholas Johnson
24Johnathan Haggerty
25Emmanuel Arceneaux
26Jordan White
27Roy Roundtree
28Robby Toma
29Carlin Isles
30Marcus Jackson
31Sam McGuffie
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33Chip Reeves
34Terrell Sinkfield
35Jheranie Boyd
36Eric Rogers
37Rashaad Carter
38Erik Highsmith
39Demetrius Fields
40Scott Pillar
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42Chastin West
43Bert Reed
44Brandon Carswell
45Joseph Anderson
46Cole McKenzie
47Jamal Miles
48Rashad Evans
49Julius Pruitt
50Mardy Gilyard
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2Davone Bess
3Kerry Meier
4Jordan Shipley
5Chad Hall
6Donald Jones
7Earl Bennett
8Mohamed Massaquoi
9Steve Breaston
10Donte' Stallworth
11Brandon Banks
12Raymond Radway
13Chris Givens
14Darius Hanks
15Aaron Mellette
16Robert Gill
17David Douglas
18Brandon Collins
19Tray Session
20Jeff Fuller
21Martel Moore
22Nicholas Edwards
23Gerrard Sheppard
24Kenny Shaw
25Dominique Croom
26Duke Calhoun
27Michael Jenkins
28David Ball
29Devin Aromashodu
30Tim Toone
31Jarett Dillard
32Terrence Austin
33Roberto Wallace
34Bobby Sewall
35Deon Butler
36Early Doucet
37Patrick Crayton
38Jason Thompson
39Omarius Hines
40Alex Neutz
41Kelsey Pope
42Jordan Harris
43Anthony Amos
44R.J. Webb
45Andrew Helmick
46Perez Ashford
47Rodrick Rumble
48Ronald Johnson
49Jared Green
50Michael Calvin
51Taveon Rogers
52Andrew DePaola
53Devin Goda
54Brandon Kaufman
55Jerry Johnson
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2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
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2Danny Noble
3Randy McMichael
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5Tony Scheffler
6David Thomas
7Kevin Boss
8Aaron Hernandez
9Tommy Gallarda
10Fendi Onobun
11Billy Bajema
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13Andrew Szczerba
14Steve Watson
15Daniel Graham
16Jamie Childers
17Joe Sawyer
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20Matt Furstenburg
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22David Rolf
23Nelson Rosario
24Konrad Reuland
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26Hayden Smith
27Colin Cloherty
28Dan Gronkowski
29Martin Rucker
30Richard Quinn
31Nate Byham
32Dedrick Epps
33Tom Crabtree
34Brody Eldridge
35Cameron Graham
36Jamie McCoy
37Jake O'Connell
38Travis Beckum
39Evan Moore
40Alex Silvestro
41Matt Veldman
42Tim Biere
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44Taylor Cook
45Travis Tannahill
46Chase Clement
47Joe Don Duncan
48Chase Dixon
49David Wright
50Isaiah Stanback
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