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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11/20/17 - DE Ezekiel Ansah was inactive for the second week in a row because of a back injury. He ranks second on the team with four sacks in eight games.
11/15/17 - DE Ziggy Ansah missed his fourth straight practice Wednesday with a back injury, leaving his status for Sunday's game against the Bears in doubt. Ansah has been slowed by a knee injury most of the season, but he sat out the Browns game with back problems.
11/13/17 - DE Ziggy Ansah missed Sunday's game with a back injury.
11/08/17 - DE Ziggy Ansah, slowed all season by a knee injury, is now dealing with a back problem. Ansah did not practice Wednesday because of a back injury he suffered Monday night against the Packers. He played 38 of a possible 59 defensive snaps last week, the second most by percentage (64.4) that he's played all season.
10/18/17 - DE Ziggy Ansah was one of three defensive linemen who out the team's only bye-week practice on Tuesday.
10/13/17 - DE Ezekiel Ansah (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.
09/19/17 - DE Ziggy Ansah had three sacks against Giants left tackle Ereck Flowers on Monday, one more than he had all of last season. Ansah now has seven games with two or more sacks in his career, tied for fourth most in Lions history.
09/18/17 - DE Ziggy Ansah had three sacks Monday. It was his top sack total since he logged 3.5 in Week 12 of the 2015 season, a 45-14 win over the Eagles. "Feels great, 'Monday Night Football,'" Ansah said. "I think it was a team win today -- defense, special teams came out to execute, and I thought it was a great win."
09/14/17 - DE Ziggy Ansah was limited in practice Wednesday as he continues his return from a knee injury. Ansah played just 34 of a possible 75 snaps last week against the Cardinals, fewer than fellow defensive ends Anthony Zettel and Cornelius Washington, and made just one tackle, on the game's second play.
09/06/17 - DE Ziggy Ansah will likely be on a snap count in Sunday's season opener against the Arizona Cardinals according to head coach Jim Caldwell.
"It's "certainly a possibility," Caldwell said. Ansah spent all of training camp on the physically unable to perform list with a knee injury and has been limited in his only two practices of the summer this week. "I think with everybody we kind of look at them and try to determine how we can best utilize what they're able to give us, and we determine that as we get closer to the ball game," Caldwell said. "Right now, to say it's a possibility, sure it is. But have we determined that as of yet? No, we have not. We're waiting to see where he is at the end of the week." Ansah had 14.5 sacks in 2015, but was limited to just two last year as he battled a high-ankle injury all season.