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Bills' Eli Ankou: Back at practice
Ankou (ankle) participated in Wednesday's practice, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.
It's unclear how much Ankou did at practice, but it's encouraging to see him back in action after missing about a week with an ankle issue. The undrafted defensive tackle out of UCLA spent last season on the Bills' practice squad and is battling for a spot on the initial 53-man roster this year.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Eli Ankou: Dealing with injury
Ankou (ankle) will not practice Thursday, Katherine Fitzgerald of The Buffalo News reports.
Ankou spent last season on the Bills' practice squad and is working to earn a role on the 53-man roster in camp. It's unclear how significant the injury could be, or how much time he may miss; however, he'll now focus on getting healthy so he can return to the field.... See More ... See Less
Eli Ankou: Gets restored to practice squad
Ankou (undisclosed) was restored to the Bills' practice squad Thursday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Ankou signed with Buffalo's practice squad early in October; however, the defensive tackle has been dealing with an undisclosed injury since December. After being on the team's practice squad injured list for over a month, the 28-year-old returned to practice Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Eli Ankou: Joins injured list
Ankou (undisclosed) was placed on the Bills' practice squad injured list Thursday.
Ankou joined the team's practice squad Oct. 3, and he's yet to ascend to the active roster this season. He'll now be forced to miss the next four weeks. In a corresponding move, the Bills signed fellow defensive tackle Kendal Vickers to their practice squad.... See More ... See Less
Eli Ankou: Inks practice-squad deal
The Bills signed Ankou to the practice squad Monday.
Ankou was previously let go with an injury settlement by Buffalo in late August after sustaining a hamstring injury in the team's final preseason game. However, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports that the 28-year-old is healthy again and ready to play this season. Ankou will serve as a potential gameday elevation behind banged-up defensive tackles Ed Oliver (ankle) and Jordan Phillips (hamstring).... See More ... See Less
Eli Ankou: Released with injury settlement
The Bills released Ankou (hamstring) with an injury settlement Tuesday.
Ankou suffered a hamstring injury during Friday's preseason game against the Panthers but will be able to sign elsewhere once he's back to full health. He appeared in six games between the Titans and Bills last year and tallied 12 tackles (five solo) and a sack.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Eli Ankou: Suffers hamstring injury
Ankou injured his hamstring during Friday's preseason game against the Panthers.
The extent of the injury remains unclear. The 28-year-old has been competing for a reserve role along the Bills' defensive line during training camp after joining the team halfway through last season. He made six appearances from Week 8 onward and posted nine tackles and one sack during that span.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Eli Ankou: Returns to practice Thursday
Ankou (calf) was removed from the Bills' active/PUP list Thursday, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.
Ankou appeared back at practice in full pads for the first time since picking up a calf strain July 24. The 28-year-old played for five teams over his first five seasons, including six games for the Bills from Week 8 onward last year. Ankou totaled nine tackles with one sack during his time with Buffalo in 2021, and he should compete with Brandin Bryant, Prince Emili and C.J. Brewer for a reserve defensive tackle role with the team this preseason.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Eli Ankou: Dealing with calf injury
The Bills placed Ankou (calf) on the active/PUP list Sunday, Chris Brown of the team's official site reports.
Per Maddy Glab of the team's official site, Ankou suffered a calf strain Saturday and now will be sidelined indefinitely. If the UCLA product remains out past the initial 53-man roster deadline, he'll be forced to miss at least the first four games of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Eli Ankou: Restored to practice squad
Ankou was restored to the Bills' practice squad from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
Ankou spent four days in COVID protocols and will now be able to rejoin the team. He's suited up in five games for the Bills this season, but it's unlikely he'll be elevated to the active roster before Sunday's divisional-round contest against the Chiefs.... See More ... See Less
Eli Ankou: Placed on Bills' COVID list
The Bills placed Ankou (undisclosed) on the practice squad COVID list Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
The defensive tackle will now be forced to be away from the team for the time being while going through league protocols surrounding COVID-19. Ankou appeared in five games for the Bills this season, making nine tackles including a sack.... See More ... See Less
Eli Ankou: Parts ways with Falcons
Atlanta released Ankou on Monday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Ankou appeared in seven games with the Cowboys last season, over which span he racked up five tackles (one solo). The veteran defensive tackle wasn't able to carve out a role in Atlanta, but he could be a candidate to resurface elsewhere in the league.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Eli Ankou: Heads to Buffalo
The Bills will sign Ankou to a contract this week, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.
The Bills have been operating under the max number of roster spots allowed at this point of the offseason, so they'll be adding a few more bodies ahead of training camp next month. Ankou has floated around several NFL rosters and will have a big hill to climb to make the team, as the Bills already are running pretty deep at defensive line and may have a harsh cut or two to make ahead of the season.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Eli Ankou: Agrees to deal with Falcons
Ankou has signed with the Falcons, John Deighton of the team's official site reports.
Ankou impressed at the team's minicamp and earned a contract as a result. He has 27 games of NFL experience under his belt between the Jaguars, Browns and Cowboys.... See More ... See Less
Cowboys' Eli Ankou: Officially joins Cowboys
Ankou's trade to the Cowboys for a Texans 2022 seventh-round pick has been finalized, per Todd Archer of ESPN.com.
The UCLA product has spent time with the Colts, Jaguars and Browns since entering the league, but his most recent stop came with Houston, the first NFL team to ever offer him a camp invite. Ankou provides Dallas with depth along the defensive line, though the 26-year-old hasn't recorded a sack since playing for Jacksonville in 2017.... See More ... See Less
Cowboys' Eli Ankou: Traded to Dallas
The Cowboys acquired Ankou via trade from the Texans on Friday for a 2022 seventh-round pick, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Ankou signed with the Texans less than two weeks ago and didn't play a snap with the team before being shipped a few hours north. He'll add much-needed depth at defensive tackle in Dallas, as the team released Dontari Poe earlier in the week. Ankou will need to clear the league's COVID-19 protocols before joining team activities, meaning he won't play Week 8 against the Eagles.... See More ... See Less
Texans' Eli Ankou: Activated to 53-man roster
The Texans activated Ankou off the commisioner's exempt list Monday, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle reports.
The Colts waived Ankou on Saturday, and the Texans claimed him off waivers. The 26-year-old nose tackle will add depth on the defensive line but isn't expected to have much of an impact without an injury surfacing ahead of him on the depth chart.... See More ... See Less
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