Ziggy Hood: Playing for the Bears is a 'blessing'

The Bears signed Ziggy Hood after releasing Jeremiah Ratliff. Charles LeClaire USA TODAY SportsNever mind the fact that the Chicago Bears are 2-4 on the season and playoff potential is minimal, newly signed defensive lineman Ziggy Hood is just happy to be back on the field.After spending a good chunk of the season on injured reserve with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Hood told Bears...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ziggy Hood joins Chicago Bears' defensive line

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears returned from their bye weekend with a different player wearing the No. 90 jersey and a defensive line in a state of flux. Former Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Ziggy Hood was signed last week after the team cut Jeremiah Ratliff, and he took his jersey number. Hood is getting a crash course on the Bears defense...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears trying a first-round reclamation project after Ratliff release

Bears DL Ziggy Hood was a first-round pick of the Steelers back in 2009. Charles LeClaire USA TODAY SportsWhen the Chicago Bears dumped veteran defensive lineman Jeremiah Ratliff late last week following an in-house controversy, they replaced him with former first-round draft pick Ziggy Hood. DL Ziggy Hood introduced at #Bears practice today as team returns from bye week rest.â€...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Three things that Ziggy Hood brings to the Chicago Bears

Despite no game being on the schedule, the Chicago Bears had an eventful Week 7. Veteran defensive end Jeremiah Ratliff was reported as having gotten into a heated confrontation with Bears general manager Ryan Pace, per Adam Jahns at the Chicago Sun-Times: Jeremiah Ratliff was escorted out of Halas Hall on Wed. by #Bears team security. Ratliff had an animated exchange with GM Ryanâ...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears sign former first rounder DT Ziggy Hood

According to CBS Sports, the Chicago Bears have signed veteran defensive tackle Ziggy Hood after releasing defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff, who was involved in a heated exchange with GM Ryan Pace and resulted in an open spot for Hood. CBS Sports writes: '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...
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October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Friday 10/23

49ers 49ers placed S Antoine Bethea on season-ending injured reserve. (NFLTR) 49ers activated WR Jerome Simpson from reserve/suspended list. (NFLTR) Bears Bears signed DT Ziggy Hood. Bills Bills signed K Jordan Gay. (NFLTR) Bills released S Josh Bush. (NFLTR) Lions Lions claimed DT Khyri Thornton off of waivers from the Patriots. (NFLTR) Lions released DT Ishmaa’ily...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears cut DT Jeremiah Ratliff

The Chicago Bears announced that they cut defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff and signed Ziggy Hood on Thursday. Ratliff was suspended for the first three games of the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.  The suspension was given due to a DWI charge in 2013 that Ratliff pleaded guilty to.  He missed the fourth game of the season due to an ankle injury that...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears release DT Ratliff after animated discussion with GM Pace

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears cut Jeremiah Ratliff on Thursday a day after the defensive lineman was seen having an animated discussion with general manager Ryan Pace. The exchange between Ratliff and Pace occurred in a parking lot outside of the team's suburban facility. "We felt moving forward without Jeremiah was in the best interest of our team," Pace said in a...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Transactions: Thursday 10/22

Bears Bears released NT Jay Ratliff. (NFLTR) Bears signed DT Ziggy Hood. (NFLTR) Cardinals Cardinals signed RB Robert Hughes to their practice squad. (NFLTR) Cardinals released RB Mike Gillislee from their practice squad. (NFLTR) Colts Colts signed LB Amarlo Herrera to their practice squad. Giants Giants OT Will Beatty returned to practice, but remains on the PUP...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears Release DT Jay Ratliff After Incident With GM Ryan Pace, Sign DT Ziggy Hood

Update: The Chicago Bears announced that the release of veteran DT Jay Ratliff as well as the signing of DT Ziggy Hood on Thursday. #Bears have terminated contract of DL Jeremiah Ratliff & signed DL Ziggy Hood. — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) October 22, 2015 Hood, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Steelers back in 2009. He played out his rookie contract with the...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears sign DL Ziggy Hood, cut DL Jeremiah Ratliff

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have signed defensive lineman Ziggy Hood and cut defensive lineman Jeremiah Ratliff. Hood signed a four-year deal with Jacksonville in March 2014, but he missed the first part of the season after he hurt his foot in the exhibition finale. Hood was released from the injured list on Tuesday after he passed a physical. The 6-foot-3 Hood was...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

SCB Steelers Quick Hitters for 10/21/15

The Steelers will practice today from 115pm to 315pm Eastern. As of right now, Head Coach Mike Tomlin is moving ahead with plans to start Landry Jones on Sunday in Kansas City. Today will be a big day for Ben Roethlisberger who returns to practice. If he can go all week then he could start. Right now, betting money is on Jones. We at SCB are so honored to be working with Cameron...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaguars Release Former Steeler Ziggy Hood

The Jacksonville Jaguars released former Pittsburgh Steelers first round pick Ziggy Hood from their injured reserve list, the team announced. Hood was the Steelers first round pick, 32nd overall, in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played five seasons in Pittsburgh before leaving via free agency and signing with the Jaguars,... The post Jaguars Release Former Steeler Ziggy Hood appeared first...
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October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mizzou defensive line has a lot of questions

Stud defensive linemen and Missouri have become virtually synonymous with one another.  During Gary Pinkel's tenure in Columbia, he's routinely churned out defensive line talent to the NFL on nearly an annual basis. This list includes Aldon Smith, Sheldon Richardon, Ziggy Hood, Shane Ray, Kony Ealy, Markus Golden, and Michael Sam, among others.  In 2015, Pinkel and his staff will...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Young Linemen Who Can Boost Jaguars' Defense

One of the main concerns that I had coming into this season for the Jacksonville Jaguars was their pass rush. In April's draft, however, it appears that the team noticed its most glaring need by drafting Florida DE/OLB Dante Fowler in the first round.As we all know, Fowler's season was cut short in his first practice in the NFL due to an ACL tear and he'll miss the entire 2015 season...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ziggy Hood Opens Up About Personal Life

The website The Players Tribune was founded in October of 2014 with content driven by the athletes themselves. Derek Jeter is the founder while the likes of Blake Griffin, Russell Wilson, and Kobe Bryant have made the bylines. Former Pittsburgh Steelers’ defensive end Ziggy Hood wrote a powerful piece on Friday. Titled, “My Boy,” Hood opens […] Ziggy Hood Opens Up About...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Worst Steelers Drafts Since 2000

NFL Draft season is in full swing, which includes plenty of predictions for the future. However, looking at the past is just as entertaining, and for the Pittsburgh Steelers the past includes some really great drafts, and some not-so-great ones. It’s too soon to give a fair grade on the two most recent draft classes, but here are some of the worst Steelers drafts of the last...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Awarded One 7th Round Compensatory Pick For The 2015 NFL Draft

The 2015 compensatory draft picks have now been announced and the Pittsburgh Steelers have been awarded one extra seventh round selection (252nd overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft. Last offseason the Steelers lost unrestricted free agents wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, defensive end Ziggy Hood, wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, defensive end Al Woods, safety Ryan Clark, fullback...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaguars Post Season: Where Do We Go From Here

Defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks, who earned his Pro Bowl alternate spot with 8 sacks in 15 games, suffered a torn ACL against the Houston Texans and most certainly will miss all of the 2015 off-season rehabilitating it. The Jaguars rotation at defensive tackle was pretty well set, even if Ty Alualu does not return in free agency. Ziggy Hood and Abry Jones (likely the team's most...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cameron Heyward A Leader By Example On The Field

The Pittsburgh Steelers originally started looking for their defensive line of the future in 2009 draft, after an impressive Super Bowl run by the defensive unit, even though they still had Aaron Smith and Brett Keisel playing at a high level. They used their 32nd overall pick that season to draft Ziggy Hood, who would […] Cameron Heyward A Leader By Example On The Field is a...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Connor Barth the Turning Point to Success?

Connor Barth. If saying that name doesn’t make you cringe somehow you might not be human. In a league full of players with names like Ziggy Hood, Frostee Rucker, Guy Whimper, and Captain Mutherlyn, there is a man named Connor Barth. Every time I say it I feel like I am cursing in German. I just know that the first 46-yard field goal that Barth doinks off the upright, Twitter will...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Losing Al Woods To The Titans Didn’t Turn Out Well For The Steelers

During the offseason, I thought for sure that the Pittsburgh Steelers would re-sign defensive lineman Al Woods. It would have made a lot of sense being as the team was destined to let defensive end Ziggy Hood walk. In addition, there was no guarantee that Brett Keisel would be returning along with no guarantee that […] Losing Al Woods To The Titans Didn’t Turn Out Well For The...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers vs Jaguars Film Review: Cam Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost both Ziggy Hood and Al Woods in free agency, and they replaced those losses with free agent Cam Thomas. Thomas continues to start at left tackle. The reason that the previous statement is preceded with a qualifying verb, however, is because there is, and has been, speculation that that position is […] Steelers vs Jaguars Film Review: Cam Thomas is...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars: Can we get a defense?

The Blake Bortles era started on Sunday with a road game against the San Diego Chargers. Unfortunately for Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars, this game ended the same way every other game this season has ended.  The Jaguars lost 33-14 to the Chargers and were outscored 16-0 in the 2nd half.  Through three games the defense has looked horrible.  They have looked lost in their...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars trim the competition at the ‘LEO’ position, part ways with veteran

Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell made a huge emphasis in year one on rebuilding the Jaguars’ secondary. Though the verdict is still out, it seems that Caldwell has found a nice gem in safety Johnathan Cyprien. This year, in free agency, he made a huge emphasis on the pass rush. Notice I said pass rush, not defensive line. The defensive tackle position is one...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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