New Tiger-Cats linebacker Derrick Pope played 55 games over four seasons with the National Football League's Miami Dolphins. ((Courtesy cfl.ca))

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats added to their linebacking corps Monday by signing former Miami Dolphin Derrick Pope.

A seventh-round pick of the NFL's Dolphins in 2004, Pope posted 147 defensive tackles, two quarterback sacks, two forced fumbles and two interceptions in 55 games in four seasons.

The six-foot, 232-pounder signed with the Minnesota Vikings before the 2008 season.

Minnesota released the native of Galveston, Texas, in August 2008 after attending training camp.

Prior to turning pro, Pope spent two seasons at Alabama, earning an All-SEC selection in 2003.