Ezekiel Ansah RUMORS & NEWS

  • Detroit Lions' Ziggy Ansah practices little, dodges contract questions

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah made his first comments of the offseason Tuesday during the start of the team’s mandatory three-day minicamp. But he didn’t say much. Ansah also didn’t do much. He barely took part in individual drills early in..." June 06

  • Lions' Ezekiel Ansah signs franchise tag, becomes top-paid DE in NFL

    Michigan Live "Ezekiel Ansah is officially the highest-paid defensive end in the NFL. The Detroit Lions announced on Tuesday that Ansah has signed his franchise tag, which is valued at $17.143 million. That matches Dallas' DeMarcus Lawrence, who will also play under the tag, for the top-paid players at the..." April 17

  • Lions' Ziggy Ansah expected to sign tender, report for workouts

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions were hopeful that Ziggy Ansah would take part in a portion of voluntary workouts this offseason so first-year coach Matt Patricia could get to know his star pass rusher. It appears, they'll get their wish. NFL Network reported Monday that Ansah will sign his franchise..." April 16

  • Lions GM says keeping Ziggy Ansah was ‘No. 1 conversation’ in offseason

    Clutch Points "One of the first moves that the Detroit Lions conducted this NFL offseason was the decision to designate star defensive end Ziggy Ansah under the franchise tag for the 2018 campaign. It has kept in place one of their cornerstones on the defensive side of the ball for at least through next..." April 10

  • Ziggy Ansah in Ghana, won’t be at Lions workouts Monday

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions will start their first offseason work since hiring Matt Patricia as their head coach on Monday and one of the team’s top defensive players is not expected to be there. Defensive end Ziggy Ansah got the franchise tag from the Lions to open the offseason and has not signed it yet, so..." April 08

  • Lions Unlikely To Sign Ansah To Long-Term Deal?

    Pro Football Rumors "Some teams use the franchise tag to buy some time to negotiate with their players on a long-term deal. That doesn’t appear to be the case in Detroit with Ezekiel Ansah. Appearing on PFT Live, general manager Bob Quinn alluded to taking a wait-and-see approach with the fifth-year defensive end...." March 30

  • Detroit Lions' Ziggy Ansah has no immediate plans to sign franchise tag

    Detroit Free Press "When the Detroit Lions used the franchise tag on Cliff Avril in 2012, the defensive end decided not to sign his tender until August so he could enjoy his son's first birthday at home. Avril missed eight days of training camp that year, and eventually left for the Seattle Seahawks in free agency..." March 28

  • Lions Designate DE Ezekiel Ansah As Franchise Player

    CBS Detroit "The Detroit Lions have designated DE Ezekiel Ansah as their franchise player and is expected to make about $17.5 million this season making him the leagues highest paid defensive end." February 27

  • If Detroit Lions let Ansah go, what are they losing?

    Detroit Free Press "Should the Detroit Lions sign a long-term deal with Ziggy Ansah, franchise tag him or let him walk? As a rule, I’m not a big fan of letting good talent walk away from an organization regardless of money. As a rule, I’m not a big fan of applying the franchise tag to a player unless I have a..." February 22

  • Why the Detroit Lions should use the franchise tag on Ziggy Ansah

    Detroit Free Press "NFL teams have a two-week window beginning Tuesday in which to use the franchise or transition tag to keep one of their pending free agents off the open market. The Detroit Lions have not used the device since they tagged Cliff Avril in the spring of 2012, but they have a legitimate decision to..." February 17