Report: Redskins add veteran DL Ziggy Hood

Defensive line depth ranks high on the Redskins need list so they reportedly addressed that area with a former first round pick.

For the second straight year, the Redskins didn't wait for the start of free agency before adding defensive line help.

Washington agreed to terms on a one-year deal with defensive end Ziggy Hood, according to Grant Paulsen with 106.7 The Fan. The seven-year veteran has 12.5 sack over seven years with three teams. Hood, 28, played all 16 games in each of those first six campaigns.

Hood, a first round pick in 2009, spent his first five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers before jumping to the Jacksonville Jaguars for a four-year, $16 million free agent contract. Four years turned into one as the Jaguars released the 6-foot-3, 300-pounder before the start of the 2015 season. Hood eventually latched on with the Bears and played two games with Chicago before getting his release in December. 

The Redskins need additional bodies on the defensive line as Jason Hatcher ponders retirement. Kedric Golston and Frank Kearse are among Washington's free agents.

Washington inked DE Ricky Jean Francois to a three-year deal last February three days after the Colts released him.

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