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Bears Sign Tight End Pope



    Leonard Pope #45 of the Kansas City Chiefs makes a catch in the endzone for a touchdown as Nate Jones #33 of the Denver Broncos looks on during the game on December 5, 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

    The Chicago Bears have signed tight end Leonard Pope to a one-year contract.

    The 6-foot-8 Pope has 105 receptions for 982 yards and 11 touchdowns over seven seasons with the Arizona Cardinals (2006-08), Kansas City Chiefs (2009-11) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2012). He appeared in 16 games last season and had three receptions for nine yards and two touchdowns.

    The Bears announced the move on Saturday. They also waived tight end Brody Eldridge.