Ansah (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Ansah will likely be limited in practice throughout the week as he had just returned from an extended absence during Sunday's game against the Rams. Barring a setback, he's expected to be ready once again for Week 7's matchup against the Redskins.
Ebron (ankle/knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Although he was spotted running on a side field Wednesday, the third-year tight end still hasn't practiced since injuring his knee in Week 4. The Detroit offense hasn't relied on his replacements at tight end, instead looking to WRs Anquan Boldin and Golden Tate to fill the void in the short passing game. Tight ends accounted for just one of the Lions' 51 targets the past two weeks, with Clay Harbor drawing the sole look. Considering pass-catching back Theo Riddick (ankle) will also be absent, Boldin and Tate could be busy again.
Levy (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday or Thursday.
More of the same for the veteran linebacker, who has been out since Week 1. His absence from practice makes it seem unlikely that he'll be able to take the field Sunday against Washington, but look for an official decision to be made closer to the game.
Ngata (shoulder) is expected to be out 2-to-3 weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.
Ngata suffered from the injury in Sunday's game against the Eagles, and it ends up being a huge blow for Detroit's defense, as they will be without their top defensive tackle for at least the next two games. Expect backups Khyri Thornton and A'Shawn Robinson to see more time on the field in Ngata's absence.
Riddick (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Washington, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Absent from practice for a second straight week, Riddick never seemed to have much shot at making his return. Dwayne Washington (ankle) is listed as questionable after logging limited practices all week, suggesting he at least has some chance to join a Detroit backfield that was led by Zach Zenner and Justin Forsett in last week's win over the Titans.
Washington (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Washington was also listed as questionable last week, but he only got in one limited practice and was ultimately declared inactive. After logging three consecutive limited practices this week, he seemingly has a much better shot to rejoin Zach Zenner and Justin Forsett in the Detroit backfield. Washington could serve as the top option if he plays, as he was clearly ahead of Zenner on the depth chart before he sprained his ankle. Theo Riddick (ankle) didn't practice all week and has officially been ruled out for Sunday.
Whitehead logged 12 tackles and two deflected passes in the Lions' 24-23 victory over the Eagles on Sunday.
Whitehead remains a tackling machine on a Lions defense still down Ziggy Ansah (ankle) and DeAndre Levy (quadriceps), leading Detroit in tackles for the fourth time this season. What's more, Whitehead managed to get his hands on a pair of passes, something he hadn't done once in any of the past three weeks. With Ansah and Levy unlikely to return in Week 6, Whitehead remains firmly on the IDP radar at home against the Rams.
Jackson (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Detroit.
With TE Jordan Reed (concussion) already ruled out, Washington's passing attack would be rather thin if Jackson weren't able to play. The speedy wideout does seem to be trending in the right direction, returning to practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday, according to Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post. Head coach Jay Gruden said Thursday that he thinks Jackson will be able to play, Brian McNally of 106.7 The FAN reports.
Reed (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Detroit.
Given his lengthy history of concussions, it's not exactly surprising that Reed will take more than one week to make it through the league's protocol. Vernon Davis will fill in as the top tight end, with Niles Paul potentially also getting some looks. Wideouts Jamison Crowder, Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson (hamstring) could also take on a few extra targets.
The NFL has suspended Redd indefinitely for a violation of the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Bans of this variety are due to continued positive tests, which is evident as Redd has yet to serve a four-gamer for a similar violation due to his recovery from a torn ACL and MCL. Once healthy enough to return to the field, he'll have to bide his time and do his due diligence considering NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be in charge of any reinstatement effort.
Galette will have surgery to repair his torn right Achilles tendon, ruling him out for this season.
Galette's injury was revealed last week, but there remained a small hope that he may be able to avoid surgery and eventually play this year. However, upon since announcing his decision to undergo surgery, Galette can now be ruled out for the entire 2016 campaign, marking his second straight season lost due to an Achilles injury. With Galette sidelined once again, the Redskins will hope Preston Smith can build on his eight-sack rookie season and work with Trent Murphy at Washington's outside linebacker position opposite Ryan Kerrigan.