The NFL seasonkicks off tonight with the reigning Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens on the road to play the Denver Broncos. The rest of the teams in the league will start their schedules on Sunday when Detroit takes on Minnesota at Ford Field.
The Lions yesterday revealed that rookie defensive end Ziggy Ansah did indeed suffer a concussion during a practice session on August 24th. Yesterday, Ansah didn’t practice but took part in warm ups and sprints and could be cleared for contact today. Clubs don’t have to make playing status announcements until tomorrow and if Ansah is ruled out for the Viking’s game, Willie Young is expected to be named the starter in his place.