Lions sign Chris Hope, release Brian Robiskie

Josh D. Weiss-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions have added safety Chris Hope and released wide receiver Brian Robiskie.

The Detroit Lions made an interesting roster move on Monday afternoon by signing veteran safety Chris Hope. Wide receiver Brian Robiskie was released to make room for him, according to the team's announcement.

Hope joins the Lions after spending the 2012 season with the Atlanta Falcons. He started four games and appeared in all 16 last season, and he recorded 26 tackles. Before going to Atlanta, Hope spent six seasons with the Tennessee Titans. He was in Tennessee at the same time as Jim Schwartz, so he has a connection to the Lions' coaching staff.

Hope, who also played with the Pittsburgh Steelers and has been in the NFL since 2002, gives the Lions another veteran at safety. They aren't lacking depth by any means, but given the uncertainty surrounding Louis Delmas' health, I suppose it doesn't hurt to have another vet around. (I also suppose this isn't a great sign for Delmas' status going forward, but that's purely speculative on my part.)

As for Robiskie, he is now a free agent for the second time this offseason. The Lions released him for the first time back in April, but they decided to re-sign him a week or so later. This time around, he was released with the non-football injury designation, indicating that he isn't currently healthy.

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