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94 Ezekiel Ansah DE
Height/Weight: 6-6/278 | Birthdate: 5/29/1989 | Birthplace: Accra, Ghana, Africa | Team: Detroit | College: Brigham Young | NFL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 36/27 | Average Draft Position: 226.00
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Ezekiel Ansah, Jeremy Ross able to play


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (toe) and wideout Jeremy Ross (ankle) are active for the game against the Saints after being listed as probable.

Lions expected to be without TEs Fauria, Ebron in Week 7


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) Besides Calvin Johnson, the Lions may be without their top two pass-catching tight ends heading into Week 7 at home against the Saints.

Joseph Fauria was unable to practice and was ruled out for Sunday. Eric Ebron, who was limited participant on Wednesday, was unable to return to the practice field Thursday and Friday. As a result, he was labeled doubtful for the game. Theo Riddick (hamstring) and Travis Lewis (quadriceps) missed practice the entire week. Riddick is doubtful, while Lewis was ruled out for Week 7.

Johnson was not a participant in practice the entire week and could be sidelined until Week 10. He was officially questionable on the injury report. Reggie Bush (ankle), Jeremy Ross (ankle) and Ezekiel Ansah (toe) were all listed as probable for Sunday.


DE Ezekiel Ansah helping Lions lead league in sacks


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2014) Lions second-year defensive end Ezekiel Ansah posted career highs in sacks (2.5) and tackles for loss (4) in the Week 6 win at Minnesota. It was his fourth career game with two or more sacks.

Ansah also recorded five tackles and forced a fumble.

The Lions lead the NFL with 20 sacks and allow a league-low 270.7 yards per game. They visit the Saints on Sunday.


Eight Lions ruled active for Week 4


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) The following players on the injury report were listed active for the Lions  in Week 4 against the Jets: Calvin Johnson (ankle), Ezekiel Ansah (knee), Joique Bell (knee), Nick Fairley (biceps), James Ihedigbo (neck), George Johnson (groin), Theo Riddick (hamstring) and Montell Owens (hamstring).

Lions release extensive injury report Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) The questionable tag for premier wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) highlights a lengthy injury report issued Friday by the Lions.

Those ruled out are tight end Joseph Fauria (ankle), linebacker Travis Lewis (quad) and cornerback Cassius Vaughn (ankle). Safety Don Carey (hamstring) and tackle LaAdrian Waddle (calf) are doubtful.

Fullback Montell Owens (hamstring) is the lone questionable. The probables are defensive ends Ezekiel Ansah (knee) and George Johnson (groin), running backs Joique Bell (knee) and Theo Riddick (hamstring), defensive tackle Nick Fairley (biceps) and safety James Ihedigbo (neck).


Lions to have most of their injured players Week 3


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) The Lions will have most of their injured players available Week 3 against the Packers.

Ezekiel Ansah, Nick Fairley and George Johnson may have entered the week as questionable, but all three are active. The team will also have Joique Bell and Don Carey. Bell and Carey were listed as probable, so that shouldn't come as a surprise. 


Lions list seven from defense on injury report


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) The Lions defense is likely to be a bit shorthanded for Week 3 against the Packers, with three players expected to miss Sunday's game due to injuries.

Linebacker Travis Lewis (quadriceps) and defensive back Cassius Vaughn (ankle) have been ruled out for Sunday's game, while safety James Ihedigbo (neck) is doubtful and seems likely to miss the game.

Additionally, defensive linemen Ezekiel Ansah (knee), Nick Fairley (biceps) and George Johnson (groin) are considered questionable for the game, while safety Don Carey (hamstring) is probable. 


Ezekiel Ansah might not play Friday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, who missed the first two weeks of camp while recovering from a shoulder injury, might not play in Friday's preseason game against the Jaguars, reports the Detroit Free Press.

"Even though he's off of PUP, we're still going to bring him along just according to what he can handle from a physical standpoint," coach Jim Caldwell said. "So we'll get a sense of that. He's doing a little bit more today in practice and going to do a little bit more tomorrow, and then we'll see what happens come game day."


Lions reveal inactives for preseason game vs. Oakland


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) According to the Detroit News, the following players will not suit up for the Lions Friday night against the Raiders in preseason action: wide receiver Calvin Johnson, defensive end Ezekiel Ansah and wide receiver T.J. Jones.

Ezekiel Ansah looking good upon return from injury


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah has looked sharp in training camp after missing the first 15 days on the PUP list, according to the Detroit Free Press. He had been sidelined as part of his recovery from a shoulder injury sustained in December.

Ansah is set to sit Friday night against Oakland, which merely whets the appetite of fellow Detroit lineman C.J. Mosley.

"I'm really anxious for our boy Ziggy to get out there," Mosley said. "He looks awesome."

Mosley might not have to wait too long. Jim Caldwell has said he wants to see Ansah in game action before the Sept. 8 season opener against the Giants.


Lions activate Ezekiel Ansah


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) The Lions activated defensive end Ezekiel Ansah from the PUP list. Ansah, who is coming back from shoulder surgery, led all rookies last year with eight sacks.

Lions will be down three players in preseason opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Three Lions players will sit out Saturday's preseason opener against the Browns: defensive end Ezekiel Ansah and wide receivers Calvin Johnson and T.J. Jones .

Lions place Ziggy Ansah on PUP list


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) The Lions placed defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, who's recovering from shoulder surgery, on the PUP list. Ansah had eight sacks as a rookie and is fully expected to be ready for the season opener.

Ziggy Ansah has shoulder surgery


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah underwent shoulder surgery but is expected to be ready for the start of next season, reports Lions Insider. Ansah had eight sacks in 14 games as a rookie.

Ezekiel Ansah suits up


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2013) Lions rookie defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, who has seven sacks and two forced fumbles, is active for the game vs. Baltimore after being listed as questionable with a shoulder injury.

Ezekiel Ansah questionable for Week 15


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2013) Lions defensive lineman Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is officially questionable for Week 15 against the Ravens, after being limited throughout the week in practice. 

Deuces wild for Ezekiel Ansah against Buccaneers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah only had two tackles Sunday against Tampa Bay, but he did a whole lot more. He registered two of his team's four sacks and led Detroit with two TFLs and two quarterback hits.

Ziggy Ansah green-lighted for battle with Tampa Bay


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is set for action Sunday against the visiting Buccaneers. He had been listed as probable with an ankle injury.

Eight Lions probable for Week 12


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2013) Lions S Louis Delmas, DE Ezekiel Ansah, TE Brandon Pettigrew, CB Bill Bentley, DT Andre Fluellen, CB Jonte Green, OT Corey Hilliard and OG Larry Warford are probable Week 12 against the Buccaneers.

Delmas has been on the injury report for weeks due to a knee injury. As usual, he took off Friday's practice. Delmas has played despite missing practice on Friday for multiple weeks now. Ansah was limited in practice each day this week.


Ezekiel Ansah back at practice for Lions


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2013) Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, who has missed the last two games with an ankle injury, returned to practice Wednesday, helping his chances of returning to the lineup Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay.

Two Lions questionable Week 11


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2013) Lions DL Ezekiel Ansah and OT Corey Hilliard are questionable Week 11 against the Steelers.

Ansah returned to practice on a limited basis Friday. He's dealing with an ankle injury, and should be a game-time decision. Hilliard has been dealing with a knee issue, but was able to return to practice Friday. 


Ezekiel Ansah returns to practice Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2013) Lions defensive lineman Ezekiel Ansah has returned to practice Friday.

Ansah had his ankle heavily wrapped, and was seen doing sled drills with the third team. He was inactive Week 10 due to the injury. The team has not released his status for Week 11.


Nate Burleson among Week 10 inactives for Detroit


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2013) The Lions have officially listed the following players as inactive for Week 10 against the Bears: wide receiver Nate Burleson, quarterback Kellen Moore, running back Mikel Leshoure, cornerback Bill Bentley, guard Leroy Harris, tackle, Corey Hilliard and defensive tackle Ezekiel Ansah.

Two Lions doubtful for Week 10


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/8/2013) Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah and CB Bill Bentley are doubtful Week 10 against the Bears.

Ansah has been dealing with an ankle injury, and did not practice all week. Bentley was unable to practice due to a knee injury.


Ezekiel Ansah wearing walking boot Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2013) Lions defensive lineman Ezekiel Ansah left the locker room Tuesday wearing a walking boot for his injured left ankle, reports the Detroit Free Press. However, Ansah declined to comment.

Ansah hurt his ankle Week 8 and the Lions were on a bye Week 9.