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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09/19/17 - 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.
09/01/17 - DE Ziggy Ansah was activated off the physically unable to perform list on Friday. Ansah will play in the Lions' opener.
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.