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Pride Of Detroit Dec 11, 2017
Detroit Lions player of the game: Who gets the Week 14 Game Ball vs. Buccaneers?

Detroit Lions player of the game: Who gets the Week 14 Game Ball vs. Buccaneers?

Who was the player of the game against the Buccaneers? The Detroit Lions defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-21, and there were actually some impressive individual performances to go with it. After a couple weeks of poor play, there are several players worthy of this week’s Game Ball, so let’s get into it. But before we do, here are the Game Ball standings through 13 games. Matthew Stafford - 14Glover Quin - 7Matt Prater - 7Marvin Jones Jr. - 7Darius Slay - 5Golden Tate - 5A’Shawn Robinson - 4Ezekiel Ansah - 3Anthony Zettel - 3Jarrad Davis - 3Jamal Agnew - 3Tion Green - 3Darren Fells...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 8, 2017
Lions injury updates: T.J. Lang, Ezekiel Ansah return to practice; Matthew Stafford looks ‘perfectly fine’

Lions injury updates: T.J. Lang, Ezekiel Ansah return to practice; Matthew Stafford looks ‘perfectly fine’

The Detroit Lions finally got some good injury news. The Detroit Lions are finally facing their first real must-win on Sunday, and it appears they may be healthier than expected. During Friday’s practice, only right tackle Rick Wagner was missing. Although he is not expected to play this week, T.J. Lang and Travis Swanson very well could play. Lang returned to practice on Friday after missing the two previous days with a toe injury. Swanson did not play last week, but has now practiced for three straight days. Additionally, the Lions got Ezekiel Ansah back at practice on Friday after...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 4, 2017

3 things we learned: No, Ezekiel Ansah still isn't right

The Lions (6-6) lost a second straight game, this one by a 44-20 score against the Ravens. Here are three things we learned as they head into the final quarter of the season.
Pride Of Detroit Dec 4, 2017
Week 13 player of the game: Which Lion gets the Game Ball vs. Ravens

Week 13 player of the game: Which Lion gets the Game Ball vs. Ravens

Who deserves the Game Ball after Detroit’s loss to Baltimore? I know, I know. I don’t want to do it either. But we’ve done this tradition every single week since the beginning of the 2016 season, and even though the Detroit Lions lost, there are probably a few performances that we can find that were Game Ball worthy. But before we get into this week’s candidates, here are the Game Ball standings through Week 12: Matthew Stafford - 12Glover Quin - 7Matt Prater - 7Marvin Jones Jr. - 6Darius Slay - 5Golden Tate - 5A’Shawn Robinson - 4Ezekiel Ansah - 3Anthony Zettel - 3Jarrad Davis -...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 2, 2017
2018 NFL Draft Profile: LSU’s Arden Key could fix Lions’ pass rushing issues

2018 NFL Draft Profile: LSU’s Arden Key could fix Lions’ pass rushing issues

The Detroit Lions need pass rushing help, and this draft class is loaded at the top with elite talent like LSU’s Arden Key. Prior to the college football season, the three top pass rushing defensive ends were Harold Landry, Bradley Chubb, and Louisiana State’s Arden Key. Key was, back then, the most highly touted of the three and was even considered a candidate for the first overall pick. The Detroit Lions struggled mightily to get to the passer in almost every game they played. While 2016 sixth-round pick Anthony Zettel has been somewhat of a revelation, Ezekiel Ansah has continued to...
Pride Of Detroit Nov 29, 2017
Lions injury report: Ameer Abdullah sits with a neck injury, Ezekiel Ansah finally is healthy

Lions injury report: Ameer Abdullah sits with a neck injury, Ezekiel Ansah finally is healthy

The Lions starting running back has a new injury, but their pass rusher is finally healthy. The Lions had several players sidelined during Wednesday’s practice, but perhaps none were more surprising than starting running back Ameer Abdullah. Abdullah managed to finish Thursday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings without incident, but according to Detroit’s first injury report of the week, he is dealing with a neck injury. Abdullah has started all 11 games this season after missing the majority of 2016 with a lisfranc injury. Though his play has come under fire recently, he still...
Pride Of Detroit Nov 29, 2017
I didn’t expect for Ezekiel Ansah’s future in Detroit to be under question

I didn’t expect for Ezekiel Ansah’s future in Detroit to be under question

Once viewed as the lynchpin and cornerstone of this defensive line post-Suh, Ansah’s future in Detroit is anything but certain at this point. The Detroit Lions’ season thus far hasn’t been all that surprising, to be honest. Many of us considered this team to settle in comfortably amongst the rest of the pack in 2017. The pass offense is humming along as expected, while we always knew—whether we wanted to admit it or not—that the running game would be a work in progress. The defense has thankfully improved from 2016’s disaster, but the weaknesses are where we expected them to be:...
Pride Of Detroit Nov 28, 2017
2018 NFL mock draft: Lions prioritize defense, select Clemson DE

2018 NFL mock draft: Lions prioritize defense, select Clemson DE

With the impending free agency of Ezekiel Ansah, the Lions select a defensive end from Clemson in Dan Kadar’s latest mock draft. It’s hard to believe it’s already that time of the year, but ‘tis the season. Dan Kadar of SB Nation’s Mocking the Draft released the most recent edition of his 2018 NFL mock draft, and he has the Lions addressing a major need: the defensive end position. Selecting 19th, based on current NFL Draft order, Kadar has the Lions selecting Clelin Ferrell, a defensive end from Clemson: 19. Detroit Lions - Clelin Ferrell, DE, Clemson The pick here was going to...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 28, 2017
Ezekiel Ansah wants to learn Dwight Freeney's ways of recovery

Ezekiel Ansah wants to learn Dwight Freeney's ways of recovery

The Pro Bowl defensive ends have seen their snaps and sacks diminish for mostly different reasons, but Ansah knows he can learn a few tips from a 37-year-old who continues to stay in the shape to get after the passer.
Grand Rapids Press Nov 23, 2017
Ezekiel Ansah in, Dwight Freeney out for Lions on Thanksgiving

Ezekiel Ansah in, Dwight Freeney out for Lions on Thanksgiving

The Lions won't have their new defensive end against Minnesota, but they get back an old one.
Pride Of Detroit Nov 23, 2017
Lions-Vikings Week 12 inactives: Ziggy IN, Freeney OUT

Lions-Vikings Week 12 inactives: Ziggy IN, Freeney OUT

The Lions are getting Ezekiel Ansah back, but Dwight Freeney’s debut will have to wait. The Detroit Lions desperately needed some help along the defensive line considering their most recent performances against the Browns and Bears. The team made an aggressive move this week, plucking veteran Dwight Freeney from the waivers after the Seahawks surprisingly cut him. Unfortunately, as previously reported, Freeney will not be ready in time for Thursday’s game and has been declared inactive by the Lions. However, Detroit will be getting some defensive reinforcements back this week. Both...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 22, 2017
Lions rule out Jamal Agnew for Thanksgiving; Ezekiel Ansah questionable

Lions rule out Jamal Agnew for Thanksgiving; Ezekiel Ansah questionable

Jamal Agnew won't play on Thanksgiving, and that's a blow. Dwayne Washington won't either. But Ezekiel Ansah just might.
Pride Of Detroit Nov 21, 2017
Lions-Vikings injury report: Ezekiel Ansah returns to practice, Jamal Agnew sits

Lions-Vikings injury report: Ezekiel Ansah returns to practice, Jamal Agnew sits

The Lions could get a key piece back this week. With just two days until the Detroit Lions face off against the Minnesota Vikings, time is running out for both teams to get healthy by kickoff. The Lions may be getting a key part of their defensive line back this week, as Ezekiel Ansah returned to practice for the first time in several weeks on Tuesday. The Lions’ best pass rusher and edge setter was limited in practice with a back injury. His return to the lineup would be huge for the Lions considering all of their issues along the defensive line which have now been further complicated...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 21, 2017
Ezekiel Ansah back, Jamal Agnew out as Lions begin Thanksgiving preparations

Ezekiel Ansah back, Jamal Agnew out as Lions begin Thanksgiving preparations

Rookie return man Jamal Agnew and running back Dwayne Washington were the only Lions players to sit out the practice.
Pride Of Detroit Nov 21, 2017
Tuesday open thread: How important is Ezekiel Ansah to the Lions defense?

Tuesday open thread: How important is Ezekiel Ansah to the Lions defense?

Ziggy may return this week. How big would that be for Detroit? The Detroit Lions have been without Ezekiel Ansah for the past two weeks because of a back injury. On Monday, the Lions listed Ansah as “limited” in their practice report, although the team didn’t practice and the report was just an estimate. Still, this represents a step in the right direction for Ansah, considering he hasn’t practiced at all in two weeks. Regardless, the narrative surround Ansah this season is that he has been a huge disappointment and may not even be around next year. Just last week, our own Mike...

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