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Author: Jon Kuzma
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Detroit Lions Defensive End Ezekiel Ansah looks like he is heading for free agency and the former 2013 first round draft pick would immediately upgrade any team’s pass rush. The Lions should be exploring all options when it comes to retaining Ansah but General Manager Bob Quin seems to be committed to an analytics approach similar to how the Patriots operate. That could spell the end of Ansah’s time in Detroit because it’s going to take some big bucks to bring him back to the Motor City. Which ultimately opens the door for some potential bidder to lure the veteran pass rusher away when the free agency window opens in March. The Buccaneers were the worst team in the entire league when it came to sacking the quarterback with only 22 in 2017. Tampa Bay should be doing everything they can to prepare a sweet offer for Ansah because he will bring a different mentality to their defensive front. The 28 year old still has plenty of gas left in the tank and even though Ansah has battled a lot of injuries the past two years. When you have a player that can easily be a 10+ sacks guy, you have to roll out the big money and do your best to sign him. If the Buccaneers can’t ink the Ghana born Ansah then the Colts, Giants, Bills, and Jets should also be in play. The bottom line is most of the health concerns about Ziggy Ansah are unfair. This is a high character individual who gives maximum effort on every single snap. His 44 sacks in 5 season pretty much proves that and it will be interesting to see what the next stop in the former BYU stand out’s career is? One thing is for sure it’s easy to root for Ansah because he is a great talent and a class act.
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