Cardinals sign draft picks Pope, Watson

Updated: July 24, 2006, 6:33 PM ET
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The Arizona Cardinals announced today that they have signed two of its 2006 draft picks. Tight end Leonard Pope, a third-round pick out of Georgia and defensive tackle Gabe Watson, a fourth-rounder from Michigan, both signed to three-year deals. In accordance with club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Pope (6-8, 265) appeared in 35 games in his three seasons at Georgia, recording 59 receptions for 994 yards and nine touchdowns. A two-year starter with the Bulldogs, Pope declared early for the draft, leaving after his junior season.