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, Mich. (AP) — and has little to say about his contract situation.The Lions removed the defensive end from the active/physically unable to perform list Monday, and he spoke to reporters for a bit. But Ansah didn’t shed much light on how negotiations went with the team. Detroit ended up bringing him back this season on the franchise tag .“I’m just excited that I get to play here again in Detroit for this year. The future will just take care of itself,” Ansah said. “Right now, I’m just focused on this year.”The Lions have not said what injury caused Ansah to go on the PUP list. He hasn’t played a full 16 games since the 2015 season.Ansah played in 14 games last season and finished with 12 sacks, including three each against the Giants, Bengals and Packers. Detroit drafted him in the first round in 2013.The Lions begin joint workouts in California on Tuesday with the Oakland Raiders. Ansah said it will be up to the coaches how much he does this week.Detroit plays its preseason opener at Oakland on Friday.“Real good opportunity for us to go out and just see somebody else. Different scheme, different players Josh Oliver Jersey
, different strengths and weaknesses from that standpoint,” Lions coach Matt Patricia said. “Getting a good evaluation of our guys, and also as you go through the course of the preseason, the preseason games are good and you’re trying to evaluate the talent and the ability.”Patricia is entering his first season as Detroit’s coach, but Ansah didn’t sound too concerned about changes in the defensive system.“Every coach has his system. As a player, you’ve just got to be able to adapt,” Ansah said. “I think we are doing a pretty good job.”Ansah has 44 sacks through five seasons. He had a career-high 14 1/2 in 2015 before slipping to only two sacks the following season. He then rebounded with a dozen sacks in 2017.Detroit drafted Ansah No. 5 overall in 2013 out of BYU. It remains to be seen how much longer he’ll be with the Lions http://www.jaguarsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-quincy-williams-ii-jersey
, and he wouldn’t say how close the sides were to reaching a long-term deal.“This is, like, over with. I’m just happy to be here. That’s what’s most important,” he said. Jason Garrett is heading into his ninth full season as the head coach in Dallas, which gives him the second-longest tenure of any head coach in franchise history.Given Tom Landry’s 29 years on the job and Garrett’s lack of a contract beyond 2019, it’s unlikely that too many people are thinking about the possibility that Garrett winds up with the top spot. One person who did touch on the possibility is the person who opted not to give Garrett a contract extension this offseason.In an interview from the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones continued to say that the lack of an extension is not a sign of dissatisfaction with Garrett’s work and suggested he’s going this route because he does his best work without a safety net.“I do my best work without a net. I really do Ryquell Armstead Jersey
,” Jones said, via the team’s website. “I’m better with a little risk involved. In essence, there’s a little bit of no net here. He is not in danger of having any issue with his credibility with his players or anybody else. It’s well known, the support I have for him. No one breathing wants him to win and win big more than I do, and we haven’t done anything here with what we have done or haven’t done relative to contract.”“We haven’t done anything to forego having a long relationship. We haven’t done one thing, by taking our position that we have right now, in my mind. And we’ve got the kind of situation that I think our fans want. Hopefully that can come together http://www.jaguarsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-gardner-minshew-ii-jersey
, we get him a Super Bowl and he’ll be maybe the longest-tenured coach in the history of the Cowboys.”Even with an extension and a Super Bowl, the under would be the wise bet on Garrett lasting another two decades on the job in Dallas but one can never be sure what will happen on Jones’ quest for the glory hole days.