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Biggest NFL disappointments of 2016

There were a number of players who had positive projections for 2016. Some followed through while others can be labeled as the biggest NFL disappointments of 2016.
January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Lions coaches predict Ziggy Ansah will get 20 sacks

Bold predictions for players taken in the top 10 of the 2013 draft seem to be a thing this week, and the Lions defensive coaching staff says that Ezekiel Ansah can reach 20 sacks in 2016. “If you ask (defensive line coach) Kris (Kocurek), it’s 20 sacks,” Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin told Ansah, drafted fifth overall in 2013, had a career-high 14.5...
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June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Lions' Ezekiel Ansah steps up during the Flint water crisis

Ezekiel Ansah may be a star on the Detroit Lions roster, but to those in Flint, Michigan, his star shines even brighter. Yesterday afternoon, with the help of his line mates, Ansah led the donations of 94,000 water bottles to the residents of Flint, who have been suffering from high levels of poisonous lead in their water system. “I am thankful to be in a position to do something...
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Lions teammate on Ezekiel Ansah: 'He has no idea how good he is'

The Detroit Lions have a budding star in defensive end Ezekiel Ansah. The former fifth-overall pick has taken over as the team's leading sacker this season, and he's gaining some national recognition for his efforts.In front of a huge Thanksgiving audience, Ansah posted a career-high 3.5 sacks in Detroit's blowout victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. One sack of Philadelphia's Mark...
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November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ezekiel Ansah aims to make himself an 'unstoppable' edge-rusher

Defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is one of few bright spots on a poor Detroit Lions team. He currently ranks fourth on the NFL leader board for sacks with seven, as the former fifth-overall draft pick is putting together his finest season as a pro.And there's still room to grow. Ansah said the next step for him is to become "unstoppable," according to ESPN's Michael Rothstein."I just...
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November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Ezekiel Ansah is among the NFL's sack leaders through Week 4

While searching for bright spots along a winless Detroit Lions roster, you'll come across defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, who has 4.0 sacks through four games. That total knots him with Houston's J.J. Watt and Tampa Bay's Jacquies Smith for second most in the NFL this season.The trio trails only Denver's DeMarcus Ware, who holds a mere half-sack lead.Ansah, a BYU product, was the fifth...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Defensive report card

The beloved Detroit Lions defense are getting their report card today and as you can imagine the grades seem to be off the charts compared to their league counterparts. Although the playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys may have lowered the averages some, the Detroit defense of the 2014-2015 season is one to remember. Safeties: A-  Glover Quin Glover Quin had a record 7 interceptions...
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
August 23, 2014  |  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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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

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