The Jaguars continue to be one of the busiest teams in the early free agency period and have added more depth along their defensive line on Thursday morning.
Hood was a former first-round pick back in 2009, but never lived up to his potential with the Steelers. In five career seasons, Hood has 11.5 sacks.
Coming to Jacksonville seems to be a way for Hood to resurrect his career in a defensive scheme that could potentially suit his talents. In Pittsburgh, Hood played as a 3-4 defensive end, but he most likely will kick inside and provide depth behind Sen'Derrick Marks at the 3-technique defensive tackle position. He can also spend some time at the 5-tech defensive end position, giving Gus Bradley another versatile defensive line piece.