Former Steelers Tight End Leonard Pope signed with the Chicago Bears today.
LM: #Bears have signed veteran tight end Leonard Pope to a one-year contract.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 3, 2013
This spring, the Steelers signed former Bear (and Steeler) Matt Spaeth. Spaeth was ranked the best blocking Tight End by ProFootballFocus, and the second highest ranked free agent TE this year. Pope, who played under Todd Haley in Arizona/Kansas City and was familiar with his terminology last spring, made little impact here last season, and has historically had trouble blocking in the run game due to his massive height.
Viewing this as a roster swap of sorts, it’s hard not to cheer ‘Go Steelers!’ as the team clearly came out on top.