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Lions | Friday injury report for Detroit

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:31:57 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle) and LB DeAndre Levy (quadriceps) have been ruled out for Week 4. CB Adairius Barnes (ankle), DE Wallace Gilberry (abdomen), OT Riley Reiff (ankle), DE Devin Taylor (ankle), LB Antwione Williams (hamstring) and SS Tavon Wilson (neck) are listed as questionable. Ansah and Levy did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 30. Taylor, Williams and Wilson were limited during practice, while Barnes, Gilberry and Reiff fully participated in practice.

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Lions | Detroit's Wednesday injury report

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:07:19 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), DE Wallace Gilberry (abdomen), LB DeAndre Levy (quadriceps) and LB Antwione Williams (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 28. CB Adairius Barnes (ankle), OT Riley Reiff (ankle), DE Devin Taylor (ankle) and SS Tavon Wilson (neck) were limited during practice.

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Lions | Detroit's Week 3 inactives

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:44:17 -0700

The Detroit Lions have declared CB Adairius Barnes, LB Antwione Williams, OT Cornelius Lucas, LB DeAndre Levy, OG Joe Dahl, TE Orson Charles, DL Ziggy Ansah inactive for Week 3.

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Lions | Ziggy Ansah will also miss Week 4

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 06:44:47 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions DL Ziggy Ansah (ankle) is expected to miss Week 4's game versus the Chicago Bears due to a high ankle sprain, according to a source. He has already been ruled out for Week 3's contest against the Green Bay Packers and will receive a second opinion on an MRI exam this week.

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Lions | Ziggy Ansah out for Week 3

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:23:04 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 3 versus the Green Bay Packers. He is expected to seek a second opinion, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.

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Lions | Two Lions sitting out

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:36:53 -0700

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (quadriceps) and DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle) are out of practice Friday, Sept. 23. Both are unlikely to play in Week 3. DE Devin Taylor (ankle) returned to practice.

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Lions | Detroit's Thursday practice report

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:21:00 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), LB DeAndre Levy (quadriceps), DE Devin Taylor (ankle) and LB Antwione Williams (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 22. CB Adairius Barnes (ankle), DE Wallace Gilberry (abdomen), OT Riley Reiff (ankle), LB Kyle Van Noy (calf) and DT Tyrunn Walker (calf) were limited. TE Cole Wick (shoulder) was a full participant.

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Lions | Ziggy Ansah will have second opinion

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:31:31 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle) is seeking a second opinion on his high-ankle sprain, according to a source.

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Lions | Detroit's Wednesday injury report

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:15:38 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle), DE Wallace Gilberry (abdomen), LB DeAndre Levy (quadriceps), OT Riley Reiff (ankle), LB Kyle Van Noy (calf), DT Tyrunn Walker (calf) and LB Antwione Williams (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21. CB Adarius Barnes (ankle) was limited during practice, while TE Cole Wick (shoulder) fully participated in practice.

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Lions | Ziggy Ansah has ankle sprain

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:04:23 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle) suffered a high-ankle sprain in a Week 2 loss to the Tennessee Titans, according to a source. He will miss some time, but how long exactly has not been determined.

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Lions | Ziggy Ansah leaves early

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:24:38 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (ankle) left the team's Week 2 game early because of an ankle injury and is considered questionable to return.

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Lions | Ziggy Ansah drawing extra attention

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 20:02:29 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah rushed Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck 24 times in Week 1, and he faced double teams or quick passes on 14 of those plays.

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Lions | Friday injury report for Lions

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:52:00 -0700

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (quadriceps) is listed as doubtful for Week 2, while DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), CB Adairius Barnes (ankle) and TE Cole Wick (shoulder) are listed as questionable. Levy did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 16. Barnes and Wick were limited during practice, while Ansah fully participated in practice.

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Lions | Detroit's Thursday injury report

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:43:36 -0700

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (quadriceps), CB Adairius Barnes (ankle) and TE Cole Wick (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, September 15. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) was a limited participant.

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Lions | Wednesday injury report for Detroit

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:14:52 -0700

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 14. TE Cole Wick (shoulder), DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) and CB Adairius Barnes (ankle) were limited during practice.

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Lions | Ziggy Ansah capable of big mark?

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:50:41 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah can achieve 20 sacks this season, according to defensive line coach Kris Kocurek. Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, however, said Ansah must continue to improve on his pass-rush techniques and get better in the run game.

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Lions | Ziggy Ansah not thinking about contract

Fri, 06 May 2016 17:16:00 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah said he is worried about the 2016 season and not thinking about a long-term contract. "As of right now, I think you've got to take it step by step," Ansah said. "You've got to see how this season goes, and I'm just looking forward as far as having a great season for the team."

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Lions | Ziggy Ansah focused on football

Thu, 05 May 2016 16:36:45 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah will see how the 2016 season goes before negotiating a contract extension.

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Lions | Ziggy Ansah's option will top $12 million

Tue, 03 May 2016 08:18:25 -0700

Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah's fifth-year option in 2017 will be worth $12.374 million.

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Lions | Ziggy Ansah's option exercised

Mon, 02 May 2016 07:44:03 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah had his fifth-year option exercised Monday, May 2.

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Lions | Detroit expect to pick up Ziggy Ansah's option

Sun, 01 May 2016 13:32:22 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah is expected to have his fifth-year option exercised in the near future.

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Lions | Best still to come for Ziggy Ansah?

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:59:12 -0800

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah is "just scratching the surface" of his potential, according to DT Haloti Ngata. "He's unbelievable," LB Darryl Tapp said. "He has so much talent, he doesn't even know it because he just started playing the game six years ago."

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Lions | Detroit pass rushers in good company

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 19:55:14 -0800

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah and DE Devin Taylor are the first Lions teammates to combine for 20 or more sacks in a season since DLs Robert Porcher and Tracy Scroggins did it in 1999. Ansah finished with 14 1/2 sacks, while Taylor added seven sacks.

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Lions | Ziggy Ansah dealing with illness

Mon, 21 Dec 2015 18:31:23 -0800

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (illness) left the Week 15 game against the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter as he is dealing with an illness.

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Lions | Friday injury report for Week 14

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 14:31:47 -0800

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (hamstring, elbow), OT Michael Ola (knee), FS Glover Quin (ankle), DT Caraun Reid (ankle), C Travis Swanson (ankle) and LB Travis Lewis (ankle) are listed as questionable for the Week 14 game against the St. Louis Rams. Quin did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 11. Ansah, Ola and Reid were limited during practice, while Swanson and Lewis fully participated in practice.

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Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 14

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 15:32:02 -0800

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (hamstring, elbow), OT Michael Ola (knee), S Glover Quin (ankle), DT Caraun Reid (ankle) and C Travis Swanson (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 10. LB Travis Lewis (ankle) practiced in full.

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Lions | Wednesday injury report for Week 14

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:59:25 -0800

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (hamstring, elbow), OT Michael Ola (knee), FS Glover Quin (ankle), DT Caraun Reid (ankle) and C Travis Swanson (ankle) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 9. LB Travis Lewis (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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Lions | Ziggy Ansah becoming dominant

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 14:29:28 -0800

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah is having a breakout year with 11.5 sacks and four forced fumbles through 11 games in his third season. "He's a rare cat, now," head coach Jim Caldwell said of Ansah. "Very, very rare breed."

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Lions | Ziggy Ansah relentless Thursday

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:39:51 -0800

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah tallied 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble in a 45-14 drubbing of the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Nov. 26. He is now tied with Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt for the NFL-lead in sacks at 11.5.

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Lions | Detroit's Week 11 injury report

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:53:36 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Gabe Wright (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 11 against the Oakland Raiders. S Don Carey (back) and CB Nevin Lawson (concussion) are questionable, while DE Ziggy Ansah (toe), DE Jason Jones (non-injury), P Sam Martin (back) and S Glover Quin (ankle) are probable. Wright didn't practice Friday, Nov. 20. Carey and Lawson were limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 11

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 16:01:40 -0800

Detroit Lions DE Jason Jones (non-injury) and DT Gabe Wright (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 29. FS Don Carey (back) and CB Nevin Lawson (concussion) were limited during practice, while DE Ziggy Ansah (toe), P Sam Martin (back) and FS Glover Quin (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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Lions | Wednesday practice report for Week 11

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:29:07 -0800

Detroit Lions S Don Carey (back), DE Jason Jones (non-injury), CB Nevin Lawson (concussion) and DT Gabe Wright (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 18. DE Ziggy Ansah (toe), P Sam Martin (back) and S Glover Quin (ankle) were limited.

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Lions | Friday injury report for Week 5

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:14:13 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Haloti Ngata (calf) has been ruled out for Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals. S James Ihedigbo (quadriceps) and OG Larry Warford (ankle) are questionable, while DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), LB DeAndre Levy (hip), LB Travis Lewis (ankle), P Sam Martin (knee), CB Rashean Mathis (calf), OT Corey Robinson (ankle) and CB Darius Slay (quadriceps) are probable. Ngata did not practice Friday, Oct. 9. Warford, Ihedigbo, Martin and Slay were limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 5

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:12:53 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Travis Lewis (ankle), DT Haloti Ngata (calf) and OG Larry Warford (ankle) did not take part in practice Thursday, Oct. 8. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), S James Ihedigbo (quadriceps) and P Sam Martin (knee) were limited, while LB DeAndre Levy (hip), CB Rashean Mathis (calf) and OT Corey Robinson (ankle) practiced in full.

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Lions | Wednesday practice report for Week 5

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:46:59 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Travis Lewis (ankle) and DT Haloti Ngata (calf) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 7. DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), S James Ihedigbo (quadriceps), P Sam Martin (knee), CB Rashean Mathis (calf) and OG Larry Warford (ankle) were limited. LB DeAndre Levy (hip), WR Lance Moore (ankle) and OT Corey Robinson (ankle) were full participants.

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Lions | Three Lions iffy for Week 4

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 16:48:35 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) is out for Week 4. LB DeAndre Levy (hip) is doubtful, and DE Ziggy Ansah (groin) is questionable.

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Lions | Friday practice report for Week 4

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:39:19 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 2. DE Ziggy Ansah (groin), LB DeAndre Levy (hip), OT Corey Robinson (ankle) and CB Josh Wilson (leg) were limited, while OG Larry Warford (ankle) practiced in full.

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Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 4

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:10:47 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (groin) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 1. LB DeAndre Levy (hip), OT Corey Robinson (ankle) and CB Josh Wilson (leg) were limited, while OG Larry Warford (ankle) practiced in full.

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Lions | Ziggy Ansah exites with groin injury

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 02:52:25 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (groin) suffered a groin injury against the Denver Broncos in Week 3 that eventually forced him to leave the game.

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Lions | Friday injury report for Week 3

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:58:27 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Denver Broncos. LB DeAndre Levy (hip) is doubtful, while OG Larry Warford (ankle), DE Ziggy Ansah (back), S Don Carey (foot), OT Cornelius Lucas (ankle), S James Ihedigbo (knee) and S Glover Quin (leg) are probable. Levy and Pettigrew did not practice Friday, Sept. 25. Warford was limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Lions | Thursday practice report for Week 3

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:27:39 -0700

Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy (hip) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 24. DE Ziggy Ansah (back), FS Don Carey (foot) and OT Cornelius Lucas (ankle) were limited during practice, while SS James Ihedigbo (knee) and FS Glover Quin (leg) fully participated in practice.

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Lions | Wednesday practice report for Week 3

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:07:39 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (back), LB DeAndre Levy (hip) and TE Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 23. SS James Ihedigbo (knee), FS Don Carey (foot), OT Cornelius Lucas and FS Glover Quin (leg) were limited.

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Lions | Several defensive starters will not play

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:51:10 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (undisclosed), DE Jason Jones (knee) and LB DeAndre Levy (undisclosed) will not play in the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 28.

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Lions | Ziggy Ansah misses practice

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:13:45 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 21, after he limped off the field during the second preseason game Thursday, Aug. 20.

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Lions | Expecting big things from Ziggy Ansah

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:59:03 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah is expected to do big things in 2015, because he'll be entering his first real offseason. "We're looking forward to Ziggy really having his first offseason and getting into shape and having a great year and having the stamina to finish well," defensive coordinator Teryl Austin said. Ansah missed last summer's workouts after having offseason shoulder surgery and was playing catchup in a new defensive scheme during training camp. He still managed to have 20 quarterback hits in 2014 and was second on the team in sacks with 7.5.

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Lions | Ziggy Ansah could get new dea

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:55:36 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah is nearing the end of his rookie contract, and team president Tom Lewand mentioned Ansah as a possible candidate for an extension.

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Lions | Wild-card injury report

Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:39:58 -0800

Detroit Lions OG Larry Warford (knee) has been ruled out for the team's wild-card playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Jan. 4. DT Nick Fairley (knee) is doubtful, while DE Ziggy Ansah (toe) and DE Darryl Tapp (non-injury) are probable. Warford didn't practice Friday, Jan. 2. Ansah and Fairley were limited, while Tapp practiced in full.

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Lions | Ziggy Ansah fined

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:30:43 -0800

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah was fined $22,050 for a hit to the head on Chicago Bears QB Jimmy Clausen last week.

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Lions | Wednesday injury report

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:45:32 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) have been ruled out for Week 13 against the Chicago Bears. OT Riley Reiff (knee) is questionable, while S James Ihedigbo (knee), LB Ashlee Palmer (concussion), DE Ziggy Ansah (elbow), DE George Johnson (foot), CB Rashean Mathis (ankle) and S Glover Quin (back) are probable. Fairley and Warford didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 26. Reiff and Palmer were limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Lions | Tuesday practice report

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:55:11 -0800

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (knee), OT Riley Reiff (knee) and OG Larry Warford (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 25. S James Ihedigbo (knee), LB Ashlee Palmer (concussion), DE Ziggy Ansah (elbow), DE George Johnson (foot), CB Rashean Mathis (ankle) and S Glover Quin (back) were limited.

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