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Dolphins sign veteran DL Hood; Taylor to IR


Reuters
Updated: 31-10-2018 03:02 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 Dolphins also placed defensive Vincent Taylor (foot) on injured reserve. He suffered the injury during last Thursday's contest against the Houston Texans and was carted off the field.

The 31-year-old Hood 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.

Meanwhile, Taylor had 27 tackles, two sacks and a blocked field goal in eight games this season. The second-year pro has 45 tackles, two sacks and three blocked kicks in 21 NFL contests.

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

--Field Level Media

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