With the deadline to slim its roster down to 75 coming on Tuesday, Detroit made several other moves including cuts and activations.
“I don’t put numbers on what I’m trying to accomplish,” defensive end Ziggy Ansah said Thursday. “I’m just trying to be the greatest.”
For Ansah’s Thanksgiving Day effort against the Chicago Bears, Pro Football Focus gave him a rating of 7.4, his highest of the season by a decent margin.
“We’ll be able to check with the doctors after today’s practice,” Caldwell said. “Hopefully he’ll be able to get some snaps.”
Ansah underwent surgery on his shoulder this offseason.
Other Lions on the PUP list include Golden Tate and TJ Jones. Caldwell said the team has seen progress from those two as well as Ansah.
The Detroit Lions head to Pittsburgh this week to take on a Steelers team that has been playing better recently. Fortunately, the team appears to be pretty healthy at the moment.
The Detroit Lions begin the 2013 season with a home game against the Minnesota Vikings, but will they be without two important defensive players for the occasion?
“Those are difficult situations. I’ve said a lot of times that concussions are a lot different than ankles and hamstrings and shoulders and everything else.”
The injury report finally confirmed what everyone had suspected.