“This time of year particularly, when you get as many guys banged up as we’ve got banged up of late in the last week and a half or so those things enter in, so it changes it up a little bit.”
“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.
Ansah’s success came as part of Detroit’s overall defensive dominance against the Minnesota Vikings, whom the Lions defeated, 17-3.
“We’ll be able to check with the doctors after today’s practice,” Caldwell said. “Hopefully he’ll be able to get some snaps.”
There’s a bit of turmoil on the inside of the Detroit Lions’ defensive line.
Ansah underwent surgery on his shoulder this offseason.
Johnson, who had surgery on a finger and on a knee in the offseason, has been monitored closely by new Lions head coach Jim Caldwell.
It caused a bit of a scare Monday when projected starting cornerback Darius Slay left practice accompanied by a trainer.
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.