Leonard Pope

Chicago Bears #88 -

  • Born: 09/09/83
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 6-8
  • Weight: 264

Keeping Spaeth, designating him, shopping for TE

The Steelers will likely keep TE Matt Spaeth on their 53-man roster, then place him on Injured Reserve-Designated to Return. After that, the team will likely pick up a third tight end who will have been cut from another team.

Johnson takes his spot back from Paulson

The Steelers were looking forward to Paulson seizing the second TE spot in his sophomore season. Now, he has been displaced by a guy who didn't play at all last year and has only practiced for a week.

Chicago Bears expected to sign TE Leonard Pope

The Chicago Bears plan to add to the relatively thin depth behind starting tight end Martellus Bennett, by signing Leonard Pope, pending his physical.

Reasons behind the release of Weslye Saunders

Why was he released? We may not know the true reason, but a recent report gives us a pretty strong idea.

Steelers release Weslye Saunders

He finishes his career with the Steelers with one touchdown catch, and some unfulfilled expectations.

Pope Likely To Be Cut In Favor Of Paulson

The return of Weslye Saunders from a four-game suspension means the Steelers will have to release someone. It's likely to be veteran Leonard Pope.

Week 1: David Paulson's Huge Special Teams Hit

Steelers tight end David Paulson makes a huge hit on Broncos linebacker Nate Irving in Denver's 31-19 win over Pittsburgh in Week 1.

Steelers New Position Battles at Tight End and Fullback Will Be On Display vs. Indianapolis

Ideally, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin will not want to use a deep roster spot for both a fullback and a tight end if he doesn't have to. David Johnson's injury may force him to do that, unless a Steeler is able to display the ability to play both TE/FB

David Johnson Waived/Injured, Steelers Sign TE Justin Peelle

The Steelers announced they placed FB/TE David Johnson on the Waived/Injured list, and signed veteran TE Justin Peelle.

Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin Speaks on David Johnson's Role in 2012

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said David Johnson will be used both as a tight end and a fullback, so what does that mean for the futures of TE Leonard Pope and FB Will Johnson? It seems only one of them will stay after TE Weslye Saunders returns.

Giants RB Andre Brown Has Suspension Lifted, Why Not Weslye Saunders'?

Will Steelers TE Weslye Saunders' suspension be lifted? Giants RB Andre Brown confirmed he was suspended basically for not disclosing his use of the drug Adderall, an amphetamine-based ADHD medication. BTSC wrote all signs indicate Saunders was suspended for the same reason, and was appealing it.

Talkin' Tight Ends: Steelers Boast Versatility and Depth

The Steelers tight ends group is versatile, and looking to increase their total touchdowns from four in 2011.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.