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Detroit Lions: Takeaways from win against Jaguars

The Detroit Lions escaped with a sloppy 13-12 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday night to move to 2-1 on the preseason. Despite three turnovers and 15 penalties, Detroit was able to steal this one with a fourth-quarter touchdown run from George Winn. Both Calvin Johnson and Ezekiel Ansah suited up for the first time this preseason. Johnson played minimal snaps compared...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Activate DE Ezekiel Ansah From PUP List

  The Detroit Lions announced that they have activated DE Ezekiel Ansah from the PUP list Tuesday. Ansah’s prolonged absence due to a shoulder injury was concerning to Detroit, despite reports that he was set to return this week. Ansah recorded eight sacks in his rookie season, despite some nagging injuries.  Along with DT Ndamukong Suh and DL Nick Fairley, Detroit’s front...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rookie Report: Ezekiel Ansah Has Taken Lions Defensive Line From Great to Elite

As a college sophomore, Ezekiel Ansah decided to join the BYU football team. Three years and just nine college starts later, the Ghana-born defensive lineman impressed enough to be drafted 5th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft. Still learning as he goes, the elite athlete continues to surpass expectations based on his football experience, leading all rookies in sacks. And playing...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Ziggy Ansah will be out for his second consecutive game

In week 8 ZiggybAnsah suffered a high-ankle sprain and will now miss his second consecutive game. The Lions will miss Ansah. He has registered 19 tackles, three sacks, and two forced fumbles. @ davebirkett Yes. I’m not expecting him Sunday at this point “@rollie: is it a high ankle sprain for Ziggy? I’m SURE I […]
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November 16, 2013  |  1 Comment

Lions’ Ziggy Ansah could have concussion, but nothing is certain

The Lions have high hopes for Ezekiel Ansah, whom they took with the fifth overall pick in the draft. Unfortunately, after being blindside by Leroy Harris during a non-padded practice on Saturday, he may miss some time. Ansah finished the Saturday practice, but unable to work on Sunday and was taken to the locker room during team stretches. When ask about the injury Head Coach...
Via NFL Injury Report
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions postgame notes: preseason opener

Havard Rugland happy to be in the NFL (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Takeaways “Ziggy” Ansah stops running back Bilal Powell for no gain (Photo Credit: Kirthmon Dozier/Detroit Free Press) -Two international players with the least amount of football experience, but with the most impressive nicknames delighted Detroit Friday night.  Rookie Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah of Ghana showed...
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Ezekiel Ansah Rocks 3D Glasses Without Lenses at NFL Draft, Offered Free IMAX Movies for 1 Year (Photo)

Ezekial “Ziggy” Ansah made waves in the social media world at the 2013 NFL draft when he was seen wearing and interesting choice of eye wear as his name was called. The Detroit Lions drafted the defensive end out of BYU with the fifth overall pick, and Ansah used the opportunity to make a fashion statement. When the cameras zoomed in on Ansah’s face, viewers noticed he...
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

IMAX Offers Lions DE Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah Free Movie Tickets For A Year

Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah took the stage with a pair of eye-catching lensless 3D glasses when he was selected by the Detroit Lions in the first round (No. 5 overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 25. While it may have started out just as a dare from the folks at BYU, it has now turned into a pretty sweet perk for Ansah, who picked up the glasses when he went to...
Via Gridiron Grit
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Select Ezekiel Ansah 5th Overall

1.5 Detroit Lions Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU (6-6, 270) Ezekiel Ansah was selected by the Detroit Lions with the 5th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft. He fills an immediate need for the Lions as they were coming into the draft without either of their starting defensive ends from last season. Ansah may be the rawest prospect that got selected in the first round but I believe he also...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2013 bold mock draft: Days 2 and 3

After selecting Brigham Young defensive end Ezekiel Ansah fifth overall last night, the Detroit Lions still have seven picks remaining in the 2013 NFL Draft, which is fortunate, because they still have quite a few holes to fill. Writing a mock draft is always a fool’s errand, but I want to make some educated guesses [...]The post Detroit Lions 2013 bold mock draft: Days 2 and 3...
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