Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Lions' picks: Round 1/5 - Ziggy Ansah, DE, 6-5, 271, BYU...The Lions may have preferred one of the elite offensive tackles, but this is hardly a consolation prize. The need at defensive end is acute and this guy is an athletic marvel - body by LeBron James, with 4.6 speed, a 35-inch arm span, 34-inch vertical, and 10-inch hands. QUOTE TO NOTE: "I don't know if I want to use the word hate because you can't concentrate if you hate somebody. You've got to love them. If you love somebody, you want to grab them. So, I love quarterbacks." -- DE Ziggy Ansah on whether he hates quarterbacks. - The Sports Xchange
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09/26/16 - DE Ziggy Ansah is expected to miss this week's game against the Chicago Bears as he seeks a second opinion on his sprained right ankle, ESPN reported. Ansah registered a career-best 14.5 sacks last season.
09/25/16 - DE Ezekiel Ansah (ankle) and OLB DeAndre Levy (quad) were inactive Sunday at Green Bay.
09/24/16 - DE Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah, Detroit's best pass rusher, was ruled out of Sunday's game at Green Bay with an ankle injury. Ansah injured the ankle during the first series of Detroit's loss to the Tennessee Titans last Sunday.
09/22/16 - DE Ziggy Ansah is a big injury concern for the Lions this week. Ansah did not practice Wednesday after spraining his ankle against the Titans. Backup DE Wallace Gilberry (abdomen) also sat out Wednesday's practice. Kerry Hyder (three sacks) could start against the Packers if Ansah can't play.
09/18/16 - DE Ziggy Ansah sustained a left ankle injury on the first defensive series and did not return.
05/02/16 - DE Ezekiel Ansah had his fifth-year option exercised by the Lions for the 2017 season. The move had been expected, considering the price is a team-friendly $12.7 million.
Ansah, who turns 27 this month, was named to the 2015 Pro Bowl and earned second team All-Pro honors last season after leading the Lions in sacks with a career-high 14.5, which also ranked third in the NFL. Ansah, the Lions' first-round (fifth overall) selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, became the team's first defensive end to be named to the Pro Bowl since 2002. His career totals include 46 games (44 starts), 128 total tackles, 30 sacks, nine forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
12/23/15 - DE Ezekiel Ansah (illness) left in the second quarter, but returned in the second half.
12/21/15 - DE Ziggy Ansah, who was tied for second in the NFL with 13.5 sacks entering the game, took a hit to the stomach in the first half and was not much of a factor. He returned in the second half but had just two tackles.
12/17/15 - DE Ezekiel Ansah is tied for second in the NFL with 13.5 sacks, and his impressive season helped him finish third in Pro Bowl voting at the position. It doesn't mean Ansah will necessarily make the all-star game, as coaches and players vote, too, but he said it would be a humbling experience.
12/13/15 - DE Ezekiel Ansah recorded a sack in the second quarter, giving him 13.5 for the season. Ansah, who has 29 sacks in 43 career games, moved into a tie for the NFL lead with Houston's J.J. Watt.