Chris Hope's desire to cash in on his Super Bowl year cost him his job in Pittsburgh, but it allowed him to get a contract with the Titans.
Hope reached an agreement in principle Wednesday with the Titans on a six-year contract. Financial terms of the deal weren't available. He had been asking for a contract in the $4 million-a-year range. After days of negotiating, the Steelers decided to let Hope go and instead signed the Redskins' Ryan Clark, giving him a four-year, $7 million contract.
Hope had also been talking with the Dolphins and the 49ers, but negotiations with the Titans heated up Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
John Clayton is a senior writer for ESPN.com.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.