The Chicago Bears added a veteran tight end on Saturday.
The Bears announced on Saturday morning that the team has reached a one-year agreement with free agent tight end Leonard Pope. Pope was seen at Bears’ training-camp this past week and it was only a matter of time before the two sides reached an agreement.
In 103 career games with the Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers, Pope has recorded 105 receptions for a total of 982 yards to go along with 11 touchdowns.
Pope, who is 6′ 8″, will likely serve as the team’s second tight end behind Martellus Bennett. Pope has a reputation for being a blocking tight end but is also dependable on short yardage plays. Pope will likely play a factor in the Bears’ end-zone formations as well.
Tight end Brody Eldridge was waived to make room for Pope on the Bears’ roster.