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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12/01/16 - RB Theo Riddick and DE Ziggy Ansah remain limited in practice by ankle injuries they suffered early this year.
11/16/16 - DE Ziggy Ansah remained limited Wednesday in the Lions' first practice after the bye by the ankle injury that's bothered him most of the season. Ansah, who led the Lions with 14.5 sacks last year, is still looking for his first sack of the season.
10/17/16 - DE Ziggy Ansah played just 32 of a possible 58 defensive snaps in his return from a high ankle sprain. Ansah did not appear limited in any way, but his playtime was down slightly from his normal 75 percent range and he wasn't effective as a pass rusher. Ansah was credited with just one tackle, when he fell on QB Case Keenum after Keenum recovered his own fumble following a Devin Taylor sack.
10/09/16 - DE Ziggy Ansah missed his third consecutive game with a high ankle sprain.
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.