Redskins to release Ziggy Hood

Chris Lingebach
October 16, 2018 - 3:53 pm

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The Redskins are releasing Ziggy Hood today, the veteran defensive lineman's agent reports.

The 31-year-old has just three combined tackles this season and only played on two special teams snaps in the Redskins win over the Panthers on Sunday. Hood has spent the past three seasons with the Redskins, recording 32 total tackles and 1.5 sacks since signing with Washington in 2016.

The transaction could signal that Stacy McGee is ready to return from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, as the Redskins would need to create a roster spot for him to return.

Hood is a 10-year veteran of the NFL.

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