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Ezekiel Ansah | Defensive Lineman | #94

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 275
College: Brigham Young
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (5) / DET
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Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is active for Week 9 against the Vikings.
Ansah will be playing for the first time since Week 1. Darius Slay (knee) is also active after being listed questionable. Inactive for the Lions are OG Joe Dahl, DE Eric Lee, OG Andrew Donnal, LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, RB Ameer Abdullah, LB Kelvin Sheppard, and DE Kerry Hyder. Hyder is a healthy scratch. Nov 4 - 11:40 AM

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Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is active for Week 9 against the Vikings.

Ansah will be playing for the first time since Week 1. Darius Slay (knee) is also active after being listed questionable. Inactive for the Lions are OG Joe Dahl, DE Eric Lee, OG Andrew Donnal, LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, RB Ameer Abdullah, LB Kelvin Sheppard, and DE Kerry Hyder. Hyder is a healthy scratch.
Nov 4 - 11:40 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Lions are "optimistic" Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) will play Week 9 against the Vikings.

Ansah has been sidelined since the first quarter of Week 1. The Lions have surprised with 23 sacks, tied for seventh-most in the league, during his absence, but they really could use a big-time pass rusher. If he plays, Ansah will likely be limited to passing situations after a long layoff.
Nov 4 - 12:17 AM

Lions declared DE Ziggy Ansah, RB Theo Riddick, OT Andrew Donnal, OG Joe Dahl, CB Lenzy Pipkins, DE Kerry Hyder and WR T.J. Jones inactive for Week 8 against the Seahawks.

Ansah hasn't played since Week 1. He seemed close to returning this week, so perhaps Week 9 will finally be the time.
Oct 28 - 11:35 AM

Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is questionable for Week 8 against Seattle.

Ansah was listed as questionable last week before getting downgraded. He'll likely come down to a game-time decision this week. Ansah's snaps figure to be limited to pass situations if he returns Sunday.
Oct 26 - 5:43 PM

Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 7.

Ansah was downgraded from questionable after practicing on a limited basis this week. There was hope he would return coming off Detroit's bye. Ansah has played just 19 snaps this season.
Oct 20 - 5:02 PM

Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is questionable for Week 7 against Miami.

Ansah was limited in practice this week. He's been an early rule out the last four games but has a chance to play coming off Detroit's bye. Getting Ansah back would be a welcomed upgrade to the Lions pass rush.
Oct 19 - 7:30 PM

Lions declared DE Ezekiel Ansah, RG T.J. Lang, TE Michael Roberts, LB Eli Harold, S Tavon Wilson, WR Brandon Powell, and OL Andrew Donnal inactive Week 5 against the Packers.

Ansah is week to week with a shoulder issue. Lang can't stay healthy in Detroit.
Oct 7 - 11:47 AM

Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 5.

He'll miss his fourth straight game. Ansah got in limited practice this week, so he could be close to returning. With DE Da'Shawn Hand (ankle) questionable, the Lions are running thin on their defensive line.
Oct 5 - 4:17 PM

Lions declared DE Ezekiel Ansah, RB Ameer Abdullah, OL Joe Dahl, DE Kerry Hyder, WR Brandon Powell, TE Michael Roberts and CB DeShawn Shead inactive for Week 4 against the Cowboys.

This will be Ansah's third straight absence after injuring his shoulder in Week 1. LB Jarrad Davis (knee) and WR Golden Tate (hip) are both active for Sunday's game at Jerry's World.
Sep 30 - 11:38 AM

Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is out for Week 4 against the Cowboys.

Ansah's injury timeline hints at something potentially serious. He was limited last week, ruled out for the second consecutive game in Week 3, then didn't practice at all this past week. He recorded seven sacks over the Lions' last five games. Golden Tate (hip) surprisingly popped up on Detroit's Friday injury report, too, potentially leaving the club thin at both WR and edge rusher.
Sep 28 - 4:22 PM

Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) was not spotted at the media portion of Thursday's practice.

Ansah's injury may be more serious than initially thought. Limited in practice last week before missing his second straight game, he wasn't seen on the field Wednesday or Thursday this week. That doesn't look good for his availability Sunday against the Cowboys.
Sep 27 - 12:58 PM

Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) was sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

It's a downgrade after Ansah got in limited practice last week. Ansah has missed the last two games with his shoulder injury. His Week 4 isn't off to a good start.
Sep 26 - 1:25 PM

Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is questionable for Week 3 against the Patriots.

Ansah was a surprise inactive last week, so he should be good to go on Sunday night following a limited week of practice. It is good news for a Lions defense which will likely be without CB Darius Slay (concussion).
Sep 21 - 8:13 PM

Lions declared DE Ezekiel Ansah, RB Ameer Abdullah, OL Jamil Demby, OL Andrew Donnal, G T.J. Lang, WR Brandon Powell and TE Hakeem Valles inactive for Week 2 against the 49ers.

This comes as somewhat of a surprise after NFL Network's Ian Rapoport had previously reported Ansah was expected to play. His absence is good news for Jimmy Garoppolo. RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) and QB Matthew Stafford (shin) are both active for Detroit.
Sep 16 - 2:42 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
DE1Ezekiel Ansah
2Kerry Hyder
3Romeo Okwara
4Eric Lee
DT1A'Shawn Robinson
2Da'shawn Hand
3Ricky Jean-Francois
NT1Damon Harrison
MLB1Jarrad Davis
2Nicholas Grigsby
WLB1Christian Jones
SLB1Devon Kennard
2Eli Harold
OLB1Romeo Okwara
CB1Darius Slay
2Nevin Lawson
3Teez Tabor
4Jamal Agnew
5Marcus Cooper
FS1Glover Quin
2Tavon Wilson
3Tracy Walker
SS1Quandre Diggs
2Miles Killebrew
3Charles Washington
P1Sam Martin