Ezekiel Ansah RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lions Exercise DE Ziggy Ansah’s Fifth-Year Option

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Lions have exercised their fifth-year option on DE Ziggy Ansah. The fifth-year option will run the Lions $12.7 million in 2017, but this figure is guaranteed only for injury and won’t prevent them from working on a long-term extension over the next..." May 02

  • Lions' Ziggy Ansah Delivers 94,000 Water Bottles to Flint, MI

    Bleacher Report "In the wake of tragedy, there are often some of the greatest displays of human generosity. In light of the recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Detroit Lions' star Ziggy Ansah wanted to ensure that he would be part of that kind of benevolence. The Pro Bowl defensive end purchased and..." January 22

  • Lions DE Ziggy Ansah Offers New Trombone To Mugged Homeless Fan

    ThePostGame.com "Even though he has been homeless since 2009, Toney High is such a fixture at Detroit sporting events that he was featured in an MLB.com story about the city during the Tigers' run to the 2012 World Series. High provides musical entertainment with his trusty trombone, and his presence outside..." September 16

  • Lions' Ziggy Ansah backed by team, despite ESPN rookie rankings tumble

    Detroit Free Press "Ziggy Ansah didn’t have a tackle in last week’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, the first time this season he failed to register on the stat sheet. This week, he tumbled down ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr.’s rookie rankings, dropping from No. 4 two weeks ago to No. 20 on Thursday. But Lions coach..." October 26

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    Ziggy Ansah had his helmet on and went through position drills. On track to play Sunday. Nobody sat out individuals

  • Lions' Ziggy Ansah back at practice, but not to practice

    Detroit Free Press "Ziggy Ansah stood with the rest of his defensive linemates as the Detroit Lions returned to practice today simulating snaps by hiking a football on a stick and holding a tackling dummy during drills in which he didn’t participate himself. Ansah has not practiced since suffering an apparent..." September 03

  • Lions expect Ziggy Ansah to be much more than situational player as rookie

    Detroit Free Press "The San Francisco 49ers took Aldon Smith with the seventh pick in the 2011 NFL draft and used him as a situational pass rusher as a rookie with great success. Smith played less than 50% of the 49ers’ defensive snaps that season and had 14 sacks tied for fifth-most in the league. The Lions..." August 15

  • For Lions rookie Ezekiel Ansah, training camping is all about adjustments

    Detroit News "Learning curves in the NFL often can be flattened by players who are bigger stronger and faster than their opponents. While Lions rookie defensive end Ezekiel Ansah still has to adjust coach Jim Schwartz doesn’t expect his learning curve to be too steep. “Those great athletes they adapt..." July 27

  • Detroit Lions' Ziggy Ansah won't share goals, but 'he does it all'

    Detroit Free Press "Whatever goals Detroit Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah has for his first NFL season this fall — 10 sacks? Defensive rookie of the year? — he’s not saying. “I’m not trying to put (out any) numbers,” Ansah said this week, at a Lions youth football camp at Ford Field. “If I tell you I’m going to..." June 20

  • Lions' top pick Ezekiel Ansah tackles bid for greatness

    Detroit News "Gunther Cunningham has been coaching defenses in the NFL far too long to get overly excited or form any binding impressions during OTAs and non-contact minicamp practices. So his words, as he talked about defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, the fifth overall pick in the draft, were tempered with a..." June 13

  • Lions' Ezekiel Ansah angles into a little humor in fishing debut

    Detroit News "Rookie defensive end Ezekiel Ansah’s first time fishing surely provided some lasting memories for everyone on his boat. Participating in the Kevin VanDam Charity Classic at Kensington Metro Park’s Kent Lake, Ansah didn’t catch any fish, but hooked something a little bigger. “He caught a..." June 11

  • Detroit Lions' Jim Schwartz: Ziggy Ansah raw, but still 'very instinctive'

    Detroit Free Press "The crash course started at rookie minicamp earlier this month and continued with OTAs last week, and over the next 100 or so days, before they open the season against the Vikings, the Lions will try to cram as much football into first-round pick Ziggy Ansah as humanly possibly. For now, the..." May 27