The Detroit Lions got some good Thursday when rookie defensive end Ziggy Ansah returned to the field for the portion of practice open to the media. He took part fully in all individuals drills.
Ansah hasn't practiced since suffering a concussion in a non-padded practice Aug. 24. Thursday's return to the practice field is a good sign the team's first-round pick could be in the lineup Sunday vs. Minnesota.
Ansah ran off to the side at practice on Wednesday, and, obviously, didn't feel any concussion-like symptoms after that workout.
The Lions will release their second injury report of the week today at 4 p.m., when we'll learn if Ansah was a limited or full participant in today's practice. If he practices fully on Friday, expect him to start at right defensive end opposite
Ansah has made a seamless transition to the NFL and was a proven playmaker for the Lions in the preseason.
The Lions had their full compliment of 53 players and eight practice squad players on the practice field Thursday. That's good news.