Hood signed with the Bears on Thursday, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Hood's signing coincides with the release of veteran defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff, who was dismissed from the team following a heated exchange with GM Ryan Pace outside of the Bears' practice facility Wednesday. A former first-round pick in 2009, Hood was placed on injured reserve by the Jaguars to open the season due to a foot ailment, but was released earlier this week. Given that he's now listed on the Bears' 53-man roster, Hood has presumably recovered from the injury and should be available in a backup capacity for the team's next game Nov. 1 against the Vikings.
The Jaguars have signed defensive tackle Ziggy Hood according to the Florida Times-Union. Hood will likely work in a rotation along the D-line. Hood started seven of 16 games with the Steelers last year after starting every game for them in 2012.
Free agent defensive lineman Ziggy Hood is visiting the Jaguars, reports the Florida Times-Union. He had 39 tackles, three sacks and a fumble recovery for the Steelers last season.
Steelers defensive end Ziggy Hood had a major hand in the win over the Bengals. He recovered the fourth fumble of his career and got his third sack this season. Hood finished with four tackles, three solo. He'll visit the Packers in Week 16.
The Steelers DST did not allow a single play of 20-plus yards in the Week 15 win over Cincinnati. The unit scored when Antonio Brown returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Pittsburgh produced one sack and one turnover, both courtesy of defensive end Ziggy Hood. He recovered a fumble by Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham. Pittsburgh held the Bengals to 279 total yards. The Steelers DST faces a big challenge Week 16 at Green Bay, especially if quarterback Aaron Rodgers returns from his broken collarbone.