Ziggy Ansah: Contract extension talks “would be great”

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Defensive end Ziggy Ansah is heading into the final year of his contract with the Lions and hasn’t started talking with the team about an extension that would ensure 2017 isn’t his final year in Detroit.

He would be happy to change that whenever the team is willing to join him and his representatives at the negotiating table. Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press caught up with Ansah at the Tigers’ home opener on Friday and Ansah said he was in favor of opening up contract talks.

“That would be great,” Ansah said.

Ansah said he was just looking forward to the season when asked if a new deal was a priority for him at this point in the offseason and there could be some benefit to him from playing out the year without a deal. Ansah had just two sacks in 2016 after posting 30 over his first three years in Detroit and a return to the earlier numbers could set him up for a bigger payday when he does sign his second NFL contract.

7 responses to “Ziggy Ansah: Contract extension talks “would be great”

  1. It’s the Suh effect. Defenses are now keying on him and there is no true disruption in the middle of the DL. Ngata is a shell of his former self and more a run stuffer.

  2. Good player who will stay in Detroit.

    Defenses are keying on him… because no one else is really stepping up to change that and equal the threat.

    Give him a better supporting cast to work with and things will be great.

  3. an extension would be a smart move by the lions for a homegrown player heading into his prime. waiting and using the tag would only eat up a good chunk of their cap space for next year and restrict their moves. that is if they’re planning to keep him long term.

  4. He had an injury riddled season. Ziggy was finally getting healthy and player a great playoff game against Seattle. Freak athlete, no off field issues, and great for the community (he donated 94,000 cases of water to Flint). He will get signed soon. Go Lions!

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