The Lions placed Ansah (shoulder) on injured reserve Tuesday. The transaction spells an end to Ansah's season and possibly his time in Detroit. Since posting a career-high 14.5 sacks in 2015, Ansah has missed time each of the subsequent three seasons, sitting out 14 games in total. Though Ansah was still effective at getting after the passer when he was able to take the field, the Lions might prefer to invest elsewhere across the roster rather than paying up to retain the 29-year-old, who will become a free agent in March. Ansah's future outlook is further muddled by the likelihood that he'll require surgery to repair the torn labrum he played through this season before Detroit shut him down, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Ansah (shoulder) is out for the remainder of Sunday's game against Arizona, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports. Ansah suffered the injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game and seemed to be in serious pain. He was carted to the locker room and has been deemed out for the rest of the game. In his stead, Eric Lee will likely fill in at defensive end.
Ansah logged two tackles, two quarterback hits and one sack during Sunday's 20-19 victory over Carolina. Ansah almost saw as much playing time as he did in the previous two games combined, but he still finished fifth among Lions defensive lineman in snaps. Given his checkered medical history, it may be wise for Detroit to continue deploying the BYU product as a situational pass rusher. After all, Ansah has never been a stud in run support.
Ansah (shoulder) will play in Sunday's game versus the Panthers. Ansah's only played in three games this year, and he logged less than 20 defensive snaps in each outing. Ansah has generated two sacks anyway, and he'll have an uphill battle to drop Cam Newton, who has been sacked 17 times (23rd-most).
Ansah (shoulder) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Seahawks, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. The Lions have exercised particular caution with Ansah's shoulder injury, likely due to the number of times he's dealt with such issues in five-plus pro seasons. With Ansah out for a sixth consecutive game, he'll turn his focus to returning for next Sunday's divisional matchup in Minnesota.