Lions place Ziggy Ansah on PUP list, believed to be precautionary – Detroit Lions News

Lions place Ziggy Ansah on PUP list, believed to be precautionary – Detroit Lions News

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Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press

Ziggy Ansah, the Detroit Lions’ only legitimate pass-rushing threat, won’t be on the field when training camp opens Sunday.

The Lions placed Ansah and guard Brandon Thomas on the physically-unable-to-perform list Saturday, and added offensive tackle Greg Robinson and defensive end Cornelius Washington to the non-football injury list.

Ansah missed three games and was severely limited by a high ankle sprain last season, when he finished with a career-low two sacks.

The Lions held Ansah out of some drills during spring workouts. Their decision to start him on the PUP list is believed to be precautionary.

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Currently, the Lions have just five healthy defensive ends. Ansah and Washington join Armonty Bryant and Jeremiah Valoaga on the PUP list. Bryant also will serve a four-game suspension to start the regular season.

The Lions also removed cornerback Teez Tabor and offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio from the non-football injury list Saturday, making both available for Sunday’s first practice.

Kouandjio, who signed with the Lions in June after undergoing off-season hip surgery, could take first-team reps at left tackle with Taylor Decker…

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