Ansah is still recovering from shoulder surgery and may not be ready to play for the Seahawks at the beginning of the season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Ansah hopes to receive full medical clearance by mid-August, but it now sounds like the timeline is far from a sure thing. This helps to explain why it took so long before he agreed to a one-year contract with Seattle. The team's willingness to give him $5.5 million guaranteed speaks to how effective he's been when healthy, piling up 48 sacks and 110 quarterback hits in 80 career games while averaging just 37.9 snaps per contest. In terms of per-snap efficiency as a pass rusher, Ansah is a perfectly suitable replacement for Frank Clark, who was traded from Seattle to Kansas City in August. Of course, Clark missed two games in his four years with the Seahawks, while Ansah missed 16 -- including nine last year -- in six seasons with the Lions.
Ansah (shoulder) agreed Thursday on a one-year deal with the Seahawks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Ansah's contract with Seattle includes $5.5 million guaranteed, according to Adam Schefter and Brady Henderson of ESPN.com. The 29-year-old will likely assume a starting role at defensive end after the Seahawks dealt Frank Clark to Kansas City prior to the NFL draft last month. Ansah is expected to be fully cleared by mid-August after undergoing surgery earlier in the offseason to address a torn labrum.
Ansah (shoulder) is making a free-agent visit with the Seahawks on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Ansah received a positive outlook when visiting a shoulder specialist last week and expects to be fully cleared by mid-August. The 29-year-old also has visited with the Bills, Saints and Ravens, but apparently never planned to sign before visiting the shoulder specialist. A pairing with the Seahawks would make sense given the team traded their top pass rusher in Frank Clark earlier this month, though they also drafted defensive end L.J. Collier late in the first round over the weekend.
Ansah (shoulder) drew positive reviews from a shoulder specialist Monday and expects to be fully cleared by mid-August, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. It appears Ansah left his visit with the Ravens without signing a contract, but that doesn't necessarily mean Baltimore isn't a possible suitor for the defensive end any longer. Regardless, any team looking to sign Ansah will be concerned with the health of his troublesome shoulder. Fortunately for the soon-to-be 30-year-old, he appears to have a reasonable chance of being ready to go well before the start of the regular season.
Ansah (shoulder) is visiting the Ravens on Wednesday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. While he only has experience in 4-3 schemes to this point in his pro career, Ansah could fit in Baltimore's 3-4 defense as a pass rusher for nickel packages, helping to replace offseason defections Terrell Suggs (Cardinals) and Za'Darius Smith (Packers). Ansah will turn 30 in May after battling through a series of injuries the past three seasons, but it's hard to argue with his production when healthy, as he had 16 sacks in 21 appearances between 2017 and 2018 despite averaging just 31.5 snaps per game. Ansah's career rate of one sack for every 63.2 snaps puts him in the same range as Von Miller (59.9), creating a compelling case for teams to tolerate his durability issues and middling work against the run.
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