Pro Bowl pass rusher Ansah meets with Ravens

Field Level Media

April 24, 2019 at 10:54 pm.

The Baltimore Ravens met with former Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah on Wednesday.

Ansah, who turns 30 next month, is recovering from shoulder surgery after missing nine games last season, which has slowed his free agent market.

NFL Network reported later Wednesday that Ansah visited expert Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Monday and drew positive reviews, with the expectation he’ll be cleared by mid-August.

The 2013 first-round pick (fifth overall), Ansah had 48 sacks and 110 quarterback hits in six seasons with the Lions. He played last season under the franchise tag, posting four sacks.

Ansah was a Pro Bowl selection in 2015 with a career-high 14.5 sacks, following that up with 12 more sacks in 2017.

The Ravens need pass-rushing help after the offseason departures of Terrell Suggs (Arizona Cardinals) and Za’Darius Smith (Green Bay Packers).

Baltimore has the No. 22 selection in Thursday’s first round of the NFL draft.