The Detroit Lions have taken defensive end Ezekiel Ansah off the active/physically unable to perform list, the team announced Monday.
The team never announced why Ansah, 29, was placed on the PUP list. He had a variety of leg injuries the past two seasons, and the Detroit Free Press reported in March that Ansah had a clean-out procedure on his knee after the 2017 season. He participated on a limited basis during offseason practices.
Ansah last played a full 16-game season in 2015, when he finished third in the league with 14.5 sacks.
He will play this season under the franchise tag and earn $17.143 million.
— Field Level Media