• by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Jaguars continue to bulk up defense with addition of Ziggy Hood

    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.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Jags hosting Ziggy Hood

    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.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Ziggy Hood plays big role in Week 15 win

    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.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Steelers DST allows no explosive plays

    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.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Injured Steelers suit up

    Several Steelers who were on the injury report are active against Cincinnati, including guards Kelvin Beachum (knee) and David DeCastro (foot), offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), defensive end Ziggy Hood (ankle) and safety Troy Polamalu (shoulder). All were listed as probable.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Seven Steelers probable for game against Cincinnati

    The Steelers have deemed seven players probable for their Sunday night AFC North showdown against the Bengals. Those listed are guard Kelvin Beachum (knee), wideouts Emmanuel Sanders (foot) and Jerricho Cotchery (shoulder), guard David DeCastro (foot), defensive end Ziggy Hood (ankle), safety Troy Polamalu (shoulder) and tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle).

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Quartet of Steelers defenders miss Wednesday session

    Four Steelers defensive players were red-lighted for practice on Wednesday. Ends Brett Keisel (foot) and Ziggy Hood (ankle), tackle Steve McLendon (ankle) and safety Troy Polamalu (shoulder) were all absent.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Cameron Heyward leapfrogs Ziggy Hood on depth chart

    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday Cameron Heyward has moved ahead of Ziggy Hood on the depth chart at defensive end. Tomlin said he wants to get Heyward on the field more.

  • Hood exits with groin injury

    News: Steelers DL Ziggy Hood left Thursday's game versus the Browns with a groin injury. He had one solo tackle in the contest before leaving.
    Analysis: Hood has just 20 tackles on the year for Pittsburgh. Fantasy owners in IDP leagues should not be starting Hood, healthy or not.
  • Hood putting pressure on QB

    News: The Sports Xchange notes Steelers DE Ziggy Hood, who has started four games (two on the right side and two on the left) because of injuries, leads the team with 12 quarterback pressures.
    Analysis: Hood might be pressuring the QB, but he isn't producing results. He has just seven tackles and 1/2 sack in six games. Ignore Hood in Fantasy IDP formats.