Lions Ziggy Ansah active today against Vikings; Dwight Freeney won’t dress

Lions have won 4 straight on Thanksgiving

DETROIT —  Defensive end Ziggy Ansah, who missed the past two games with a back injury, is active today against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field. He was limited in practice on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Defensive end Dwight Freeney who was acquired off waivers late on Wednesday will not dress today. He played 18 snaps in the Seahawks’ Monday night game so that would be a quick turn-around. Expect him to make his debut on Dec. 3 at Baltimore.

Look for T.J. Jones, Ameer Abdullah and Golden Tate to possibly fill in for Jamal Agnew on returns. Agnew sustained a knee injury in Sunday’s win at Chicago. He was listed as out on Wednesday’s injury report.

Running back Dwayne Washington (hip) was declared out on Wednesday. It’s the second straight game he’s been out and the  sixth game he has missed this season

Other Lions inactives: Running back Tion Green, tackle Emmett Cleary and defensive end Jeremiah Valoaga.


Author: Paula Pasche

Paula Pasche, a veteran sports writer, covers the Detroit Lions for her Lions Lowdown blog. She has written two books, "Game of My Life Detroit Lions" and "100 Things Lions Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" which are available at bookstores and on She won first place for column writing from the Society of Professional Journalists in Detroit (Class B) in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and was The Oakland Press 2010 Staffer of the Year.

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