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, Mich. (AP) — Ziggy Ansah may have played his final game with the Detroit Lions.The Lions put Ansah and tight end Michael Roberts on injured reserve Tuesday with shoulder problems. Detroit signed tight end Jerome Cunningham and offensive lineman Leo Koloamatangi from the practice squad to the active roster.Detroit kept Ansah this season with the franchise tag , but he’s dealt with injuries all season and has played in only seven games. He’s still managed four sacks, bringing his total to 48 in six seasons with the Lions.Detroit beat Arizona 17-3 last weekend and plays at Buffalo next. The Lions (5-8) are a longshot to make the playoffs, even more so without Ansah.It’s not clear where Ansah and the Lions go from here. Detroit drafted Ansah with the fifth overall pick in 2013, and he has been an effective pass rusher ever since. He had a career-high 14½ sacks in 2015, and although he managed only two the following season Jahlani Tavai Jersey 2019
, he bounced back with 12 in 2017.But this season, he left the opener in September with a shoulder injury and missed the next six games. He had three sacks in his first four games after returning, but he was hurt again against Arizona.Coach Matt Patricia held a conference call Tuesday, but it was before the team announced Ansah’s move to IR.Roberts has played in eight games this season, starting two. He has nine catches for 100 yards and three touchdowns. The Lions have an advantage that the other 31 teams cannot claim."There are some aspects of the Detroit Lions’ 2019 schedule that are certainly unfavorable. Their Week 5 bye is the earliest in the league and leaves the Lions with 12 straight weeks of games with no rest. Traveling to Denver in mid-December could also be perilous for an indoor team like the Lions. Finally, the Lions going on the road to Washington before playing the Bears four days later on Thanksgiving is far from ideal.That being said Youth Jahlani Tavai Jersey
, there is one advantage to the Lions’ schedule that no other team in the NFL can boast. According to ESPN’s Brian Burke, the Lions will have 12 more days of rest than their opponents in 2019—the biggest positive disparity in the league. Perhaps more eye-opening is that the Lions will not a face a single team coming off their bye week this season. For comparison’s sake, the Lions faced two teams coming off their bye last year (Seahawks, Rams). Does it really amount to all that much in the end? Probably not, although Burke claims “Rest Differential” is a “meaningful predictor.” Either way, the Lions will take every advantage they can get White Jahlani Tavai Jersey
, and it also helps when one of their biggest rivals, the Green Bay Packers, are on the other end of the spectrum. Their Rest Differential is -10, the fourth-worst in the NFL.