Seahawks Hosting DE Ziggy Ansah For Visit

Adam Schefter reports that free agent DE Ziggy Ansah is in Seattle on Monday and visiting with the Seahawks.

The Seahawks could clearly use another pass rusher after trading Frank Clark to the Chiefs last week and Ansah is one of the best available players at the position. 

Ian Rapoport previously reported that he is facing questions about his surgically-repaired shoulder and could wait until mid-April to sign with a team. 

Ansah’s agent mentioned that the former Detroit Lion will have his four-month appointment in mid-April to check on the shoulder.  Teams are in no rush to sign Ansah before then after the initial wave of free agency has passed, per Rapoport. 

Ansah has had visits with the Saints, Bills and Ravens so far. The Jets were another team reportedly interested. 

Ansah, 29, was taken with the No. 5 overall pick by the Lions back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $18.595 million rookie contract before the Lions picked up his fifth-year option last May.

Ansah made a base salary $12.7 million for the 2017 season before the Lions used the franchise tag on him last year that cost them around $17.5 million fully guaranteed for the 2018 season.

Ansah is once again testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

In 2018, Ansah appeared in seven games for the Lions and recorded 11 tackles and four sacks.

We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.


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