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Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah has been officially downgraded to out for the Lions’ Week 7 match up against the Miami Dolphins. The team announced the status change on their twitter account Saturday afternoon.The defensive end has only played in one game this season. He recorded a sack and four total tackles against the New York Jets in Week 1 but left the game with an injury in the second quarter. He has not returned to the lineup since but many were hopeful that he would be ready to play after the teams Week 6 bye. Ansah has been a staple of the Lions injury report since the Week 1 injury. The shoulder injury he suffered in Week 1 has forced him to be either limited or absent from practice for over a month now. He was the Lions first-round pick in 2013. The BYU product recorded 8.0 sacks in his rookie season and set a career high with 14.5 in 2015. He recorded 12 in his contract year last season but inconsistent play and constant injuries led to him being franchise tagged this offseason. This will be the 10th game that the defender has missed in the past three years. Ansah has recorded 45 sacks in his 74 career games as a Lion. Fellow defensive ends Kerry Hyder and Romeo Okwara will once again be tasked with filling the role of the former Pro Bowler. They have done a great job in doing so thus far Tracy Walker Jersey White , including a two-sack performance from Okwara in Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers. ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Kerryon Johnson has been a bright spot for Detroit in a season with plenty of struggles.Now the Lions are finally coming off a win — but Johnson exited that victory with a left knee injury.Detroit's rookie running back went down in the second half of Sunday's win over the Carolina Panthers, and although the Lions had to be pleased to snap a three-game losing streak, they face a daunting task over the next couple of weeks. Detroit has a short turnaround before its Thanksgiving game against Chicago — not a great situation for a player recovering from an injury — and then the Lions face the Los Angeles Rams.Johnson has boosted Detroit's previously moribund running game. He has rushed for 641 yards on the season — more than anyone on the Lions managed last season — but it's not clear when he'll be able to play again."Not sure what his situation is, but we've dealt with it in other areas on our team before. Just next guy up Ricky Jean Francois Jersey White , let's go," quarterback Matthew Stafford said."We have a bunch of guys in that room that are talented. If they need to play more, they'll play more. If they don't, then we'll roll with what we have."Detroit was already without wide receiver Marvin Jones (knee) against Carolina. Then Johnson left the game, but the Lions were able to win anyway thanks to some big catches by receiver Kenny Golladay.Detroit (4-6) still faces an uphill climb to make the playoffs. Its next two games are at home but against first-place teams. If Johnson isn't available Matthew Stafford Jersey , the path becomes even tougher."We'll take it day by day. We'll see how it goes," coach Matt Patricia said Monday. "We just have to stay even keel with all of it and make sure we prepare like we're just pushing forward."Johnson leads the Lions with 118 carries. LeGarrette Blount has 78 and Stafford has 21. No other Detroit player has more than nine. Blount is averaging only 2.3 yards per attempt."Certainly, Kerryon has a skillset that's great, just like a lot of our other guys do," Patricia said. "I think we have good players Womens Kerryon Johnson Jersey , we have dynamic guys, guys that can make plays in different ways and it's not cookie-cutter. Football is not that way. When you have a different player that's in and in the same position, it doesn't mean that they can do the same thing. You have to be able to adjust."The Lions could always bring in someone from outside the organization to help at running back, but there's not much time before the next game.Running back Zach Zenner, who signed with the Lions earlier this month Michael Roberts Jersey , could have a bigger role now. Zenner has played sporadically for Detroit since the 2015 season — he had 88 carries in 2016."No matter what it means for me, it's always disappointing to see a teammate get injured," Zenner said. "Kerryon's a good teammate, good person, good friend. So it's certainly tough to see him have an injury. I don't know what the situation is. Hopefully he'll be back http://www.lionslockerroom.com/authentic-a_shawn-robinson-jersey , ready to go, but if not, I'll be ready to do whatever I'm asked."

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