Report: Ziggy Ansah to Sign $17M Franchise Tag Contract with Lions

Report: Ziggy Ansah to Sign $17M Franchise Tag Contract with Lions

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DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 31: Ezekiel Ansah #94 of the Detroit Lions celebrates after a sack in the fourth quarter of the game against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on December 31, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit defeated Green Bay 35-11. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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Detroit Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah reportedly will sign his $17.1 million franchise tag and report to the team’s first offseason conditioning program Tuesday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

“To have an outside edge-rusher that can be as dominant as Ziggy is something that was really appealing to [head coach Matt Patricia],” general manager Bob Quinn told Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com of the decision to tag Ansah. “Matt has had a lot of great players in New England, and I think Ziggy would rank right up there with some of the best edge players Matt has ever coached.”

           

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April 16, 2018 at 07:46AM

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