Vikings sign veteran LB Pope

The Minnesota Vikings have signed LB Derrick Pope, a 5-year NFL veteran who entered the league as a 7th-round draft pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2004.

Pope started a career-high 9 games and posted 57 tackles in 2007, ranking 4th on the Dolphins.

A consistent special teams performer throughout his career, Pope has started 14 games at LB.

He snared a pair of interceptions in back-to-back games in 2007, picking off Carson Palmer vs. Cincinnati and Tom Brady at New England.

Pope scored a TD on a fumble recovery at San Francisco as a rookie and notched a pair of sacks during his rookie year.

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