The Detroit Lions have used their franchise tag on Ezekiel Ansah.

Ansah has dealt with injury issues over the past two seasons but still appeared in 27 games.

Ansah admitted late in the season he had "been dealing with a lot all year." He had ankle, shoulder and back injuries throughout 2017.

The franchise tag for a defensive end was $16.9 million in 2017, and it is expected to be approximately $17.5 million for the upcoming season.