Lions release veteran safety Chris Hope

4:56 PM, Aug 25, 2013   |    comments
Detroit Lions safety Chris Hope (43) during training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. (Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports)
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Allen Park, MI (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions have released safety Chris Hope.

The 32-year-old veteran signed with Detroit in June after spending the 2012 season with Atlanta. He made 26 tackles while starting four of the 16 games he played for the Falcons.

Hope played his first four seasons with Pittsburgh and spent six years with the Tennessee Titans. The 2008 Pro Bowl selection has appeared in 163 NFL games with 113 starts during his 11-year career and has 20 interceptions to go along with 716 tackles.

The Lions also released defensive end Ronnell Lewis, wide receiver Cody Wilson and cornerback Myron Lewis.

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