Former Titan Chris Hope back as scouting intern
A familiar face is back on the field at Saint Thomas Sports Park for Titans training camp, but this time in a different role.
Former Tennessee safety Chris Hope, who played six seasons with the team, is back this summer as a scouting intern during camp. The 34-year-old is participating in the NFL's Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship, which gives former players an introduction to world of professional scouting.
“I just want to learn how the whole puzzle works,’’ Hope said, via the team's official website. “I want to learn about the day-to-day activities of a GM, and learn about the day-to-day activity of a pro scout, and a college scout. Just seeing how they handle the business side of it, that’s intriguing to me. (Titans GM) Ruston (Webster) opened the door for me and allowed me to be a part of it, and I am excited about it.”
Hope, who played 11 seasons in the league and retired in 2012 after a year with the Atlanta Falcons, said he hopes his summer with Titans will help he decide a path to pursue in his post-playing career.
“I just want to come here and plant seeds," Hope said. "I am hybrid of all of it. I have a coaching heart, but I have a brain as a suit and tie guy and I have a player development spirit. I also love training guys in the weight room. So I guess you could say I am a little bit of everything. I am excited, and already learning a lot.”
(h/t Tennessee Titans)