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Dolphins sign veteran DL Hood


Reuters
Updated: 31-10-2018 00:19 IST

The Miami Dolphins made a move to shore up their run defense by signing veteran defensive lineman Ziggy Hood on Tuesday.

Hood's agent, Andy Ross, confirmed the signing.

Hood was released by the Washington Redskins earlier this month.

The 31-year-old has 229 tackles, 14 sacks and five fumble recoveries in 133 career games (73 starts) over 10 NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2009-13), Jacksonville Jaguars (2014), Chicago Bears (2015) and Redskins (2016-18).

Miami is expected to utilize Hood at both defensive end and tackle.

The Dolphins are tied for 29th in run defense by allowing 143.1 yards per game, and are also allowing 4.6 yards per carry.

In Miami's last game, Houston's Lamar Miller rushed for 133 yards and the Texans had 188 as a team.

The Dolphins allowed 248 on the ground to the Detroit Lions the previous contest. Detroit rookie Kerryon Johnson had 158.

Miami created roster space on Monday by waiving safety Maurice Smith and defensive tackle Jamiyus Pittman.

--Field Level Media

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