Jaguars Release OLB Russell Allen

This off-season the Jaguars have made the move to add exterior defensive players at Defensive End and Outside Linebacker.  Ziggy Hood, Chris Clemons and Red Bryant, Geno Hayes are examples, as well as the re-signing of Jason Babin.  With the addition of these exterior defensive players, the Jaguars have decided to release one of their prominent Outside Linebackers, Russell Allen...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars could be the NFL’s most improved team in 2014

The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of the least flashy teams in the NFL. Last season, they were never able to put the right pieces together to find success. Last year’s lack of success hasn’t tripped up the Jags so far this offseason. Jacksonville went into free agency with a pile of cash, and they haven’t shied away from spending it to bring in players that improve key weaknesses...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Grant Gunderson’s Jacksonville Jaguars Mock Draft 2.0

For the most part, the Jacksonville Jaguars are more than likely done with adding new players to the team via free agency. Just about every sports media person in the country would agree that while teams like New England, Chicago, Denver, Green Bay, and Philadelphia all made big splashes and front-page headlines, general manager David Caldwell put together a very good class of free...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Update On Former Steelers

Okay, it's not like the Steelers are being crippled by free agency losses or anything, but there are still now-former Steelers signing deals with new teams, and it's still fitting to remember those men who gave their blood, sweat, and tears to the Black and Gold. Ziggy Hood Evander "Ziggy" Hood was the Steelers' first-round draft pick in 2009, 32nd overall...
Via Blitzburgh Blog
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers May Be More Open To Trading Picks Following Compensatory Haul

When Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said earlier this offseason that it was doubtful the organization would use either the franchise tag or the transition tag this year, he said it not knowing that the salary cap situation would be much more favorable than was expected. Likewise, he recently said that the Steelers would be more open to trading down in this upcoming...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

CBS Sports Draftnik Pat Kirwan Has Minnesota DT Ra’shede Hageman For The Steelers In Latest Mock Draft

Now that the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free agent safety Mike Mitchell, we're starting to see the major media draftniks slot a few different players in the 15th overall selection of their first-round mocks of the 2014 NFL Draft. On Friday, Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports released his newest mock draft and he has Minnesota defensive tackle Ra'shede Hageman being selected by...
Via Steelers Depot
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Free Agent Comings and Goings

Steelers news has been plentiful since the signing of safety Mike Mitchell on Day 1 of NFL free agency. However, the news has mostly involved players the Steelers lost and lost out on.In addition to the Mitchell signing, Pittsburgh's other noteworthy transaction was nose tackle Cam Thomas, who was signed to a two year deal last Friday. Thomas, a fifth round pick of the Chargers...
Via Pro Football Spot
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Are The Steelers Rebuilding This Offseason?

There has been some discussion this offseason over whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers are actually ‘rebuilding’. It’s a none too surprising topic, given the team’s .500 record over the past two seasons, but is there evidence to support the argument? The Steelers have already allowed a handful of free agents to walk, many of whom there appeared to be little interest in...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars’ fans should expect a defensive improvement in 2014

The Jacksonville Jaguars defense hasn’t been one that’s been too spectacular within recent memory. The days of John Henderson, Marcus Stroud and Mike Peterson are long gone and the Jaguars have been trying to find their predecessors over the past five years or so. With one of the largest salary caps in football, the Jaguars have definitely addressed this need in the past free...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars target a big-bodied, physical wideout

So far, free agency has gone quite well for the Jacksonville Jaguars. GM David Caldwell seems to have a vision that he is putting to work and steering the franchise in the right direction. Caldwell has clearly made the defensive line and getting after quarterback a priority as evidenced by the signings of Red Bryant, Chris Clemons, Ziggy Hood, and the re-signing of Jason Babin....
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Could the Pittsburgh Steelers turn to defensive line in the draft?

As you may remember, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost former first round pick Ziggy Hood to Jacksonville in free agency which may or may not, depending on how you look at it, leave the Steelers thin on the defensive line. The Steelers are still unsure about the status of Brett Keisel which leaves the Steelers with blossoming stud Cam Heyward and … Brian Arnfelt? Yeah, let’s look...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

A Way Too Early Look At The Steelers Gains And Loses From a Compensatory Draft Pick Standpoint

The 2014 compensatory drat picks will be announced later on this month and already people are starting to look forward to what the Pittsburgh Steelers might get in 2015 for the free agent loses they incurred so far this offseason. Here is a quick look at what has happened so far as we start moving into week two of the new league year. Losses: Ziggy Hood - Hood signed a four-year...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers sign Chargers' NT Cam Thomas

The newest Steeler helps to fill the newest need in Pittsburgh. Cam Thomas has been signed on a two-year deal the same week the Steelers' defensive line was depleted with the departures of Al Woods and Ziggy Hood.
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ziggy Hood Has A Chance To Prove The Draft Choice Was The ‘Bust’, Not Himself

The term ‘bust’ has long loomed over the head of defensive lineman Ziggy Hood, the first-round draft pick (32nd overall) of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2009 NFL Draft, and not entirely without merit, though the term does get thrown about with reckless abandon, especially on the internet. So much of a player’s future, however, is shaped by his surrounding and elements out...
Via Steelers Depot
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The ‘Skinny’ on Cam Thomas Who Visits the Steelers Friday

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported this afternoon that former San Diego Chargers defensive end/nose tackle Cam Thomas will visit the Steelers on Friday. With Al Woods and Ziggy Hood having signed elsewhere and Brett Keisel not under contract, the Steelers are dangerously thin on the defensive line right now. Thomas comes from North Carolina and has spent his first...
Via Steel City Blitz
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars Gave Former Steelers DL Ziggy Hood $16 Million Over Four Years

According to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1, the contract former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Ziggy Hood signed on Thursday with the Jacksonville Jaguars was a four-year deal worth $16 million and included roughly $5.5 million guaranteed. Specifically, Hood will get a $2 million base salary in 2014 to go along with $2 million roster bonus. $4 million a season is certainly...
Via Steelers Depot
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Is the Steelers’ Draft Coming Into Focus? Maybe….

We are now less than two months out from the May NFL Draft. While much is sure to change over that time, the early days of free agency may be allowing, or forcing the Steelers’ draft plans to come into focus. With Ziggy Hood now in Jacksonville and Al Woods signing with Tennessee, the Steelers’ need for defensive line help has grown immensely. The secondary has added depth with...
Via Steel City Blitz
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars Add More Bodies to Defensive Line

And then there were more. Football Nation has learned through Joe Cowart and 1010XL.com and 92.5 FM in Jacksonville that the Jaguars have signed both Chris Clemons and Ziggy Hood to contracts on Thursday. The deal for Clemons was rumored to be a done deal last night through NFL.com. The speculation was Clemons, who had been released by the Seattle Seahawks earlier in the day, would...
Via Football Nation
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars continue to add speed, talent to defense

GM Dave Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley aren’t done just yet and are continuing to build what could possibly be the most revamped defense out of any NFL team in 2014. According to multiple sources, the Jaguars have agreed to terms on contracts with two defensive linemen, former Steeler, Ziggy Hood, and former Seahawk, Chris Clemons. Jaguars have agreed to terms with former...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars add Chris Clemons, Ziggy Hood to defensive line

The overhauling of what was one of the NFL's least imposing defensive lines last season continues. The Jacksonville Jaguars have reached agreements with ends Chris Clemons, whom head coach Gus Bradley knows well from his years as defensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks, and Ziggy Hood, who played five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Clemons, 32, was cut Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers 2009 Draft Class Is All Gone As Of Thursday

Now that unrestricted free agent defensive end Ziggy Hood has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Pittsburgh Steelers 2009 draft class is all gone. The mass exodus of the primary members of that class started last offeason when the Steelers allowed wide receiver Mike Wallace and cornerback Keenan Lewis to walk off uncontested early in the free agency signing period. Heading...
Via Steelers Depot
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars Sign Steelers Free Agent DE Ziggy Hood

The Pittsburgh Steelers have lost another one of their unrestricted free agents as John Oehser of jaguars.com is reporting Thursday morning that defensive end Ziggy Hood has reached an agreement with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Hood, who is expected to sign his contract soon after making a visit Wednesday to Jacksonville, will more than likely be kicked inside and play a one-gap defensive...
Via Steelers Depot
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars Sign DE Ziggy Hood

BREAKING: #Jaguars agree to terms with former @steelers DT Ziggy Hood.  pic.twitter.com/lcgeC2nqsA — Jacksonville Jaguars (@jaguars) March 13, 2014   Ryan O’Halloran first reported that the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with former Steelers DT Ziggy Hood. Hood, 27, was taken in the first-round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Steelers and spent the past five years...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars land DE’s Chris Clemons and Ziggy Hood

getty images The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free agent Chris Clemons formerly of the Seattle Seahawks. Last season the 32-year-old Clemons recorded 4.5 sacks in 11 starts. The Jaguars will pair him with Red Bryant who also played on the Seahawks last season. Clemons showed he still has some football left in his body and while he may only play half of the snaps, should provide...
Via Tireball.com
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Free Agents Emmanuel Sanders, Ziggy Hood Both Visting Jaguars On Wednesday

The Pittsburgh Steelers have already lost unrestricted free agent fullback/tight end David Johnson to the San Diego Chargers on Wednesday and it looks like versatile defensive lineman Al Woods might not be far behind him, as he reportedly has several free agent visits currently scheduled. The list doesn't stop there, however, as two more Steelers unrestricted free agents are...
Via Steelers Depot
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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