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Ziggy Hood | Defensive Lineman | #90

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 305
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (32) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Redskins NT Ziggy Hood is out for the season with a fractured elbow.
Hood suffered the injury Week 16 against the Broncos, and coach Jay Gruden confirmed he would miss the season finale on Tuesday. He should land on injured reserve this week. Tue, Dec 26, 2017 12:28:00 PM

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Redskins NT Ziggy Hood was forced from Sunday's game against the Broncos with a right elbow injury and will not return.

It was gruesome-looking injury, one that will undoubtedly hold Hood out for Week 17, and probably much of the offseason. Hood has been a snap hog for the Redskins' line.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 02:34:00 PM

Redskins re-signed NT Ziggy Hood.

Hood was one of the worst run stoppers in the league last year, but will be back after starting 14 games. He should see a reduced 2017 role on base downs. Hood is entering his age-30 season.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 06:31:00 PM

The Washington Post's Mike Jones believes DE Ziggy Hood may have won a roster spot Friday night.

Hood started the third preseason game with Chris Baker sidelined with a leg injury, and he produced two tackles for loss and a sack. Signed as essentially roster filler in February, Jones said Hood has been "one of the biggest surprises" of camp. The former first-round pick should open the season with a big role in the rotation.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 08:48:00 AM

Redskins signed DE Ziggy Hood to a one-year contract.

A first-round pick of the Steelers in 2009, Hood signed a big contract with the Jaguars prior to the 2014 season, but he landed on injured reserve with a foot injury at the end of training camp last September. He made two appearances with the Bears after being released from injured reserve in October. Hood worked out for the Redskins earlier this month. He will compete for a rotational role in camp.
Tue, Feb 2, 2016 09:44:00 AM

Free agent DT Ziggy Hood worked out for the Redskins last week.

Hood signed a four-year, $16 million deal with Jacksonville in 2014 but was released in October. He appeared in two games for the Bears before being cut again last month. A fringe NFL player at this point, Hood is 29 years old.
Tue, Jan 19, 2016 07:33:00 PM

Bears waived DT Ziggy Hood.

LB John Timu was promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move. Hood signed a big deal with the Jaguars in 2014, but was highly ineffective. A 2009 first-rounder, he made only two appearances for the Bears this season.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 04:06:00 PM

Jaguars placed DT Ziggy Hood on injured reserve with a foot injury, ending his season.

It's a blow to Jacksonville's depth with Sen'Derrick Marks questionable for Week 1. Hood is owed a non-guaranteed $3.48 million next season.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 04:02:00 PM

The Jaguars' coaching staff has had nothing but praise for DT Ziggy Hood.

Hood inked a four-year, $16 million deal with Jacksonville. Getting him out of Pittsburgh's two-gap system and into an attacking one-gap role should do Hood wonders. He'll serve as Sen'Derrick Marks' direct backup. Hood had 5.5 sacks in five seasons with the Steelers.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 09:41:00 AM

Jaguars signed DT Ziggy Hood, formerly of the Steelers, to a four-year, $16 million contract.

Hood is a former first-round pick who just turned 27, but was an utter bust in Pittsburgh, struggling in both run and pass defense. He'll be a limited-snap tackle if he makes the Jaguars' 53. Hood finished the 2013 campaign with 39 tackles and three sacks, appearing in 16 games with seven starts.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 10:36:00 AM

Free agent DL Ziggy Hood is visiting the Jaguars.

Hood, the 32nd pick in the 2009 draft, has pretty much been a bust to this point. He wouldn't be anything more than a rotational interior lineman in Jacksonville, but landing with a coach like Gus Bradley could help turn his career around.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 04:25:00 PM

ESPN's Scott Brown believes it is unlikely the Steelers re-sign free agent DL Ziggy Hood.

Hood has been something of a bust since being selected by the Steelers in the first-round in 2009. He lacks the athleticism to push the pocket as a defensive end in Pittsburgh's 3-4, but also lacks the size to play nose. Hood's best fit could be a "one-technique" in a 4-3 scheme. Brown thinks Hood, who just turned 27, could command $3 million annually on the open market.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 12:41:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette thinks the Steelers could consider moving Ziggy Hood to nose tackle in 2013.

Hood has been one of the least productive pass-rushing 3-4 ends in football since being a first-round pick in 2009, but he has been a solid run defender. At 300 pounds, Hood is a little light for a 3-4 nose. Beat writer Gerry Dulac suggests Steve McLendon could then move from the middle to the outside at defensive end.
Sun, Jan 27, 2013 01:07:00 PM

The Tribune-Review calls Steelers DE Ziggy Hood "one of the NFL's least-productive players at his position."

According to Pro Football Focus, Hood was the league's worst-rated pass-rushing end. He played 833 snaps, but came up with just three sacks and three quarterback hurries. Scouts are questioning his down-to-down effort as he heads into 2013 -- the final year of the former first-round pick's rookie deal.
Wed, Jan 9, 2013 10:17:00 AM

Steelers DE Ziggy Hood left Sunday's game in the second quarter with a back injury and did not return.

A disappointment in the first two months, Hood was coming off his best game of the season in Week 10. Cameron Hayward, the Steelers' 2011 first-round pick, will see increased snaps if Hood misses Week 12 at Cleveland.
Mon, Nov 19, 2012 02:13:00 AM

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DE1Jonathan Allen
2Matt Ioannidis
3Stacy McGee
4Anthony Lanier
5Tim Settle
NT1Da'Ron Payne
2Ziggy Hood
3Phil Taylor
4Ondre Pipkins
ILB1Zach Brown
2Mason Foster
3Zach Vigil
4Martrell Spaight
5Shaun Dion Hamilton
OLB1Ryan Kerrigan
2Preston Smith
3Ryan Anderson
4Pernell McPhee
5Alex McCalister
CB1Josh Norman
2Quinton Dunbar
3Orlando Scandrick
4Fabian Moreau
5Greg Stroman
FS1D.J. Swearinger
2Troy Apke
3Kenny Ladler
SS1Montae Nicholson
2Deshazor Everett
3Fish Smithson
P1Tress Way
2Sam Irwin-Hill