Lions sign veteran safety Chris Hope

(WXYZ) - The Lions signed safety Chris Hope on Monday, adding an 11-year veteran to the mix in the secondary.

Hope spent last season in Atlanta after stints in Pittsburgh and Tennessee.

In 16 regular season games and two playoff games the Falcons in 2012, Hope had four starts, recording 12 tackles and one fumble recovery.

The Lions signed Glover Quin in the offseason. He is expected to start at safety, but Louis Delmas remains a big question mark after appearing emotional at the team's minicamp.

Delmas is continuing his recovery from another knee injury, and is status for training camp and beyond is uncertain.

Hope was a member of the Steelers Super Bowl XL championship team. In 11 seasons, the 2008 Pro Bowler has amassed 527 tackles, four sacks, 20 interceptions, one touchdown, 50 pass defenses, four forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries.

To make room for Hope, the Lions released wide receiver Brian Robiskie.

Brad Galli is a Sports Reporter for WXYZ Detroit. Follow Brad on Twitter @BradGalli

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