Report: Ziggy Ansah in Ghana, won’t be at Lions workouts Monday

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The Lions will start their first offseason work since hiring Matt Patricia as their head coach on Monday and one of the team’s top defensive players is not expected to be there.

Defensive end Ziggy Ansah got the franchise tag from the Lions to open the offseason and has not signed it yet, so it’s not a great surprise to hear that he’s set to miss the voluntary work. It’s reportedly more than the tag keeping him away, however.

Justin Rogers of the Detroit News reports that Ansah is in Ghana dealing with a family obligation, adding that Ansah, who grew up in Ghana, has been in touch with the team about his whereabouts. Rogers also adds that Ansah is expected to join the team soon.

During a recent appearance on PFT Live, Lions General Manager Bob Quinn said the team wants Ansah and Patricia to get to know each other for a while before turning up talks about a long-term contract. A report late last month indicated that Ansah would sign his franchise tag before training camp if no long-term deal comes together.

31 responses to “Report: Ziggy Ansah in Ghana, won’t be at Lions workouts Monday

  1. If they want him at offseason workouts, then they should sign him to a contract.

    Non-commitment by the Lions doesn’t necessitate commitment by Ansah.

    This whole “get to know him” ruse is garbage. The Lions know what he can do. They just want to jerk him around, use him up, and not have to pay him what he’s worth.

  2. Let me get this straight, this guy went home to deal with family issues? I need to know if he kneels during the anthem before I know how I feel about this.

  3. How about a 3 year 1m dollar contract per game. If he plays all 16 games thats 16 million. the contract should also state that if he plays 1 quarter its only 250,000, 2 quarters 500,00 ect. Each sack is 100,000 incentive. Its all about ziggy being on the field.

  4. mclovin07 says:
    April 8, 2018 at 4:03 pm
    I’m sure Ghana’s a safe place to go.

    Said no one ever!
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    Lol. Ghana is much safer than Ziggy’s adopted country which is awashed with guns and has a much higher murder rate. But love the ignorance in your comment. It gave me a chuckle.

  5. mrbiggstuff says:
    April 8, 2018 at 4:26 pm
    If they want him at offseason workouts, then they should sign him to a contract.

    Non-commitment by the Lions doesn’t necessitate commitment by Ansah.

    This whole “get to know him” ruse is garbage. The Lions know what he can do. They just want to jerk him around, use him up, and not have to pay him what he’s worth

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    Yeah ok guy. They’re paying him over 17 million dollars next year

  6. I’m sure he can’t wait to play for the legendary Matty P. The guy who couldn’t figure out how to stop Nick Foles from winning SB MVP.

  7. mclovin07 says:
    April 8, 2018 at 4:03 pm
    I’m sure Ghana’s a safe place to go.

    Said no one ever!
    ”””””””””””””””””””””””’

    Actually mclovin07…Ghana is so much safer than Detroit that you couldn’t possibly say something so stupid…few countries in the world match the brutality found in American cities like Detroit…but by insulting Ghana you expose your racism and ignorance as its murder rate per capita is lower than Detroit by miles…Dummy…

  8. “Ezekial Nana… na…na… Not Ghana be here tomorrow.”

    Great Office Space reference 🙂

  9. judalation says:
    April 8, 2018 at 6:40 pm
    mclovin07 says:
    April 8, 2018 at 4:03 pm
    I’m sure Ghana’s a safe place to go.

    Said no one ever!
    ”””””””””””””””””””””””’

    Actually mclovin07…Ghana is so much safer than Detroit that you couldn’t possibly say something so stupid…few countries in the world match the brutality found in American cities like Detroit…but by insulting Ghana you expose your racism and ignorance as its murder rate per capita is lower than Detroit by miles…Dummy…

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    Not quite sure how or why you brought race into this. The man said he didn’t think Ghana was a safe country. There are many unsafe countries out there – Brazil, Mexico, Afghanistan, Syria, North Korea, etc. Sounds like you bought a Jump To Conclusions mat.. (Another Office Space reference to those paying attention)

  10. They are VOLUNTARY workouts. This is a non-story.

    Your boss says he wants you all in on Saturday to work on something and it’s voluntary. I, for one, ain’t Ghana be there.

  11. They are VOLUNTARY workouts. This is a non-story.

    Your boss says he wants you all in on Saturday to work on something and it’s voluntary. I, for one, ain’t Ghana be there.
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    Exactly. That’s like your boss coming up to you on Friday afternoon and giving you the “yeaaa, I’m Ghana need you to go ahead and come in tomorrow at 10am” schtick.

  12. “I have never seen so many lame puns in a single comments thread. I wonder when it’s ghana stop? Anybody got the ansah?”

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    If this doesn’t end it, nothing will, because this is one of the top things I’ve ever seen on the internet, right up there with pimple-popping videos. Kudos.

  13. I think signing Ansah to a long-term contract is a big mistake. He’s been hurt most of his career, so what makes you think he won’t get hurt again?

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