Ziggy Ansah expected to play for Lions

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The Lions have played without defensive end Ziggy Ansah in the last two games, but it looks like he’ll be at the table on Thanksgiving.

Stacey Dales of NFL Network reports that Ansah is expected to be in the lineup against the Vikings in the first of the NFL’s three Thanksgiving contests. Ansah was listed as questionable due to the back injury he sustained in Week Nine.

Ansah was listed as a limited participant in practice, which was a good sign for his chances of getting back into action. He has four sacks in eight games this season, although three of them came in Week Two against the Giants so he hasn’t fully bounced back from an underwhelming 2016 season.

That’s been a drag on the Lions pass rush in general and the team claimed Dwight Freeney off of waivers on Wednesday with the intent of addressing that issue down the stretch.

9 responses to “Ziggy Ansah expected to play for Lions

  1. I think DE Ziggy Ansah is starting to decline and his body is starting to break down, which is why he is always dealing with some sort of injury constantly. His tribe in Ghana says that he is old than he actually states he is as well, Ziggy is 29 but they say he is actually in his 30’s, and being that he was born out in the bush of Africa he can easily lie about it and Ziggy Ansah has MILLIONS OF REASONS to lie and say he is in his late 20s as he is trying to get a monster contract at the end of this year, but given that he only has 4 sacks this year (3 of which came against the NYG horrible LT) that is extremely unlikely to happen. I think Ziggy will end up playing elsewhere on a 1yr prove it type deal next year, he definitely will not be in DET Next-Season. I wouldn’t mind seeing him Arizona on a one year deal as a #3 pass rusher paired up with Elite Pass-Rushing OLB Duo of Chandler Jones and Markus Golden, who are straight up pass rushing monsters.

  2. The Lions coming off that pathetic squeak by win off the Bears are going to get shredded by my Vikes. Can’t wait to watch Stafford get destroyed by Grif! Ansah will be a non-factor just like the Lions front 7 against Trubisky who owned their defense last Sunday.

  3. hawkkiller says:
    November 23, 2017 at 8:59 am

    I think DE Ziggy Ansah is starting to decline and his body is starting to break down, which is why he is always dealing with some sort of injury constantly.

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    It’s fitting considering the Lions as a whole have been in serious decline since Calvin Johnson and N. Suh ran away from the team that can’t win a playoff game more than once in 6 decades.

  4. The Lions coming off that pathetic squeak by win from the Bears are going to get shredded by my Vikes. Can’t wait to watch Stafford get destroyed by Grif! Ansah will be a non-factor just like the Lions front 7 against rookie Trubisky who owned their defense last Sunday.

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