The Detroit Lions positioned defensive finish Ziggy Ansah on injured reserve on Tuesday, which implies his season is over and his time with the Lions could also be over as nicely.
He turns into a free agent in March, and after an injury-plagued yr that restricted his manufacturing, the Lions may not be keen to re-sign him.
Ansah, the fifth general decide within the 2013 NFL Draft, made $17.1 million this season by enjoying on the franchise tender for defensive ends.
He performed in simply seven video games, together with two begins, this season due to a number of shoulder accidents, and he recorded solely 4 sacks and 12 complete tackles.
That may harm his negotiating energy when he turns into a free agent.
Ansah is in his sixth NFL season and has 48 profession sacks. That features the 12 sacks he had final season and the 14.5 sacks he had in 2015 when he was named to the Professional Bowl.
The Lions additionally put tight finish Michael Roberts on injured reserve due to a shoulder harm.
Roberts had 9 catches for 100 yards and three touchdowns this season.
He was a fourth-round decide of the Lions within the 2017 NFL Draft, and he had 4 catches for 46 yards final season as a rookie.