Aug 9, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (94) on the sidelines in the fourth quarter of a preseason game against the New York Jets at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Lions DE Ziggy Ansah is not expected to play on Sunday


The Detroit Lions will have to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers without rookie defensive end Ziggy Ansah. He has been trying to recover from a high-ankle sprain suffered in Week 8. This will be the second consecutive game Ansah has missed. Ansah has recorded 19 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in the game.

Ansah was spotted with a walking boot on his left ankle on Tuesday. That had many expecting this news all week. The Lions might be alright without Ansah against the Steelers. The Pittsburgh offense  ranks 27th on the ground. They’re better through the air however.

That means the Lions will start Devin Taylor and Willie Young at defensive end.

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