The Seahawks don't expect DE Ezekiel Ansah to return to practice until after the start of training camp, HC Pete Carroll said Tuesday, according to ProFootballTalk.com. Ansah has been taking part in walkthroughs to learn the defense, and Carroll says he's working to regain strength in his repaired shoulder -- which is healed. "These six weeks coming up will be crucial, and we have a really specific plan set up for him," Carroll said. "I don't think we'll rush him. There won't be a need to start him up right out of the chutes, and we'll see how he goes in the weeks to follow." IDP owners should be apprehensive with Ansah this summer. He lost 9 games to injury last year and 14 total over the past 3 years.
According to multiple reports, the Seahawks have agreed to terms with former Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah. There's plenty of room for Ansah on a D-line that jettisoned DEs Michael Bennett and Frank Clark over the past 2 offseasons. Ansah joins a group that includes 2019 first-rounder L.J. Collier, 2018 rookie Rasheem Green (a potential DE/DT swing player like Bennett) and some backup/rotational types. Ansah has lingered on the market because of an injured shoulder that will be worth watching through the summer. But Seattle clearly believes he'll be ready to contribute this fall.
Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah left Sunday's win over the Cardinals early after re-injuring his right shoulder. It's the same joint that cost him 6 games earlier this season. Dr. David Chao projected from video review that Ansah's "likely" headed for season-ending surgery on the labrum in that shoulder. We'll keep an eye out for an official diagnosis. Romeo Okwara would figure to see his playing time rebound after Ansah's return cut into his snaps.
Update: Ansah is done for the season.
Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah and DT Damon Harrison are questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers as each deals with a shoulder injury. Both players put in limited practices all week. Ansah played through questionable tags the past 2 games. We'd bet on him being active again, but he'll need to grow his role before returning to real IDP consideration. Harrison's issue is new, but his participation in practice all week leaves us optimistic. We'll see about his status Sunday morning. Detroit will definitely be without its other starting DT, A'Shawn Robinson, who has been ruled out with an ankle injury.
Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Bears. He’s OK for use in deep IDP leagues but saw only limited playing time in his Week 9 return and doesn’t face a great matchup vs. Chicago.
Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears. He played through a questionable tag last week and then put in limited practices all this week, so we'd bet on him playing again.
Lions DE Ezekial Ansah is active for today's game against the Vikings. He had been sidelined since suffering a shoulder injury in the 1st half of Week 1. We'll see just how many snaps he's in for. Ansah's a deep option for IDP owners but carries lots of risk as well.
The Lions "are optimistic" that DE Ezekiel Ansah will finally return from his Week 1 shoulder injury today against the Vikings, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Ansah will test it out pregame, and it's tough to know just how much we can expect Ansah to play. But he's at least expected to be available for the 1st time since the 1st half of the 1st game. Ansah's return will likely affect the playing time of recent IDP stud DE Romeo Okwara, who has been manning Ansah's right DE spot.
Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah is questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings with his shoulder injury. He put in limited practices all week, but that's happened before. He hasn't appeared in a game since Week 1, though. We'll see about his status Sunday morning. Ansah probably needs to make it through a game before most of us can use him in IDP lineups. If he's out again, Romeo Okwara remains the lead guy at the right DE spot.
Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is inactive once again for today's game against the Seahawks. He still has not played since suffering the injury back in Week 1. MLB Jarrad Davis is active, however after entering the day questionable with a calf injury. He's good to go in a positive matchup for IDP lineups.
Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah is questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. He put in limited practices all week with the shoulder issue that has kept him out since Week 1. We'll see if he's finally ready to play. It's obviously tough to trust Ansah in IDP lineups even if he's active, but we'll check his status Sunday morning.
The Lions have ruled DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) out for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. He still hasn’t seen the gameday field since Week 1, despite varying levels of practice participation.
Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. He put in limited practices every day this week but also did so in Week 2, Week 3 and Week 5 before missing those games. We'll see about Ansah's status in his potential return from the Week 1 shoulder injury Sunday morning.
The Lions have ruled DE Ezekiel Ansah out for Sunday’s game against the Packers. It’ll be his 4th straight missed game for the shoulder injury suffered in Week 1
Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah is out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He clearly suffered a setback with his injured shoulder, which cost him the entire practice week. MLB Jarrad Davis (knee) is active after showing up questionable on Friday's injury report with a knee issue. He's an OK IDP option.
Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah missed practice Wednesday because of the shoulder injury that has kept him out since the opener. Ansah put in limited practices each of the past 2 weeks and hit the weekend "questionable" before ultimately being inactive. The missed practice to begin this week, however, might indicate a setback in his recovery. We'll watch for further details ahead of an upside sack matchup with the Cowboys.
Lions CB Darius Slay is active for tonight's game against the Patriots, just a week after suffering a concussion at San Francisco. It's somewhat surprising after Slay reached the weekend without having cleared the league protocol, but Detroit's top cover man is available if you waited on him for your IDP lineup. DE Ezekiel Ansah is inactive for the 2nd straight week, however, because of a shoulder injury.
The Lions have deemed DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) and CB Darius Slay (concussion) questionable for Sunday night's game against the Patriots. It's hard to envision Slay playing after he missed practice all week. Ansah put in limited practices all last week but then missed the game. We'll see about his status Sunday evening, but don't count on Ansah for your IDP lineup.
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