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Lions' Ezekiel Ansah: Fifth-year option exercised
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Ansah's fifth-year contract option has been exercised by the Lions, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Ansah was drafted as a high-upside prospect at No. 5 overall in 2013 and has since emerged into one of the NFL's premier pass rushers. Through three seasons, he's totaled 30 sacks, including a career-best 14.5 last season, which accompanied 47 tackles and four forced fumbles. A fast-rising talent, Ansah will remain with the Lions through 2017, when his salary is expected to inflate to around $12.7 million.

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Lions' Ezekiel Ansah: Finishes the season with 14.5 sacks
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Ansah recorded three tackles (including a sack), a pass defensed, and three quarterback hits in Sunday's win over Chicago.

Ansah closed out 2015 with 14.5 sacks, good for third in the league. His four forced fumbles were tied for the NFL's second most. The Lions drafted Ansah No. 5 overall in 2013 based almost entirely on his potential, as the Ghana native was not familiar with football until college. After recording 15.5 sacks combined in his first two years in the league, Ansah appears to be reaching his considerable potential.

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Lions' Ezekiel Ansah: Returns to Monday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ezekiel Ansah (illness) will return to Monday's game against the Saints, Kyle Meinke of MLive Media Group reports.

Ansah momentarily left the game with an undisclosed illness, but apparently it wasn't overly severe as he'll now look to add onto his lone tackle in the first half.

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Lions' Ezekiel Ansah: Questionable to return Monday
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Ansah is questionable to return to Monday's game at New Orleans due to an illness, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Ansah's practice participation wasn't affected in advance of the contest, and there were no reports indicating that he may be under the weather Monday. However, he was down on the field for a moment before walking off the field with a trainer at his side. If he fails to return, the sack artist will finish with a solo tackle and no other counting stats.

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Lions' Ezekiel Ansah: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ezekiel Ansah (hamstring/elbow) is listed as active Sunday in St. Louis, Kyle Meinke of reports.

Ansah is a utter force as a pass rusher, sitting one full sack behind the defending defensive player of the year J.J. Watt. With Case Keenum behind center for the Rams, Ansah will aim to add to his 12.5 sacks on the season to date.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Detroit Lions143219.0138000.0001
2014Detroit Lions164937.0127.5000.0000
2015Detroit Lions164739.0814.5000.0001
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013Detroit Lions1400200000
2014Detroit Lions1600300000
2015Detroit Lions1600402120
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Accra, Ghana, Africa
Brigham Young
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