Evander “Ziggy” Hood has started 43 games for the Pittsburgh Steelers since being drafted in 2009. In that time he has amassed over 100 tackles and has 8.5 career sacks.
He is also in the final year of his rookie contract and he will not be starting Sunday’s game in New York.
Ryan Clark has been with the Steelers since 2006 and has been a key member of several top-ranked defenses in the Steel City.
He has ten career interceptions as a Steeler but, according to Head Coach Mike Tomlin, he might see less time starting this week.
There have been discussions about rookie Shamarko Thomas getting more time in the base defense which the Steelers are in less than 50% of the time. William Gay may also see time at safety as well.
With an 0-4 record, the Steelers are by no means completely out of the AFC playoff picture yet the odds are long at best. Should they go 0-5, the season is basically over.
The Steelers are also likely to re-sign safety Will Allen this week. Allen has been with Dallas ...