Lions use franchise tag on DE Ansah
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (Ap) — the detroit Lions have designated defensive end Ziggy Ansah as their franchise player.
the Lions announced the decision tuesday. Ansah, a first-round draft pick in 2013, has 44 sacks in five years with detroit, including 12 this past season.
Ansah hasn’t played a full 16 games since the 2015 season, but while his health has been an issue, he can still be an elite pass rusher. He had three sacks in a game three times last season, against the Giants, Bengals and packers.