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Jacksonville Jaguars sign ex-Steelers DE Ziggy Hood

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The Steelers lose their second defensive end in two days as Hood, the team's first round pick in 2009, joins Gus Bradley and the Jaguars.

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UPDATE:

Ziggy Hood's contract with the Jaguars is 4 years for $16 million, with $5.5 million guaranteed.

For sake of comparison, Hood's 5-year rookie deal with the Steelers was worth ~$10 million.

Original story:

Former first round pick Ziggy Hood has left one of the great NFL franchises for one of the worst.

Hood has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team who continues to search for answers along the defensive line.  Jacksonville also signed former-Seahawks DE Chris Clemons to a 4-year deal today.

The move marks a rough 24 hours for the Steelers defensive line depth, as Al Woods signed with Tennessee and Hood also moved on to the AFC South.

Hood, a first round pick in 2009 never lived up to his potential coming out of Missouri and failed to take hold of a starting job.  Hood was one of the strongest members of the Steelers in shorts, but never translated that brute strength to on the field production.

Pro Football Focus' rankings have had Hood in the bottom-5 of 3-4 DE's for the last three seasons. For as not great as Hood was, the real issue as far as the Steelers are concerned is in regards to depth. They don't really have any.

Look for the team to continue scouring the market for some veteran help, as well as address the position in May's NFL Draft.

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