New defensive coordinator Mike Nolan had recently expressed concern over the lack of depth behind starting safeties William Moore and Thomas DeCoud entering training camp. Atlanta helped address that problem on Friday when they announced the signing of veteran safety Chris Hope.
Hope was drafted in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has played the last six seasons with the Tennessee Titans and made the Pro Bowl in 2008. He won a Super Bowl with the Steelers in 2005.
Hope is 5-foot-11, 206 pounds with 20 career interceptions. He has over 750 career tackles and appeared in 10 games during the 2011 season.
To make room on the roster for Hope Atlanta released wide receiver Cody Pearcy on Thursday.