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DeAndre Levy | Linebacker | #54

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 234
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (76) / DET
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Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (hip) participated in the first day of offseason workouts on Monday.
Levy managed just 17 snaps last season before undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip in October. He may not be a full participant once the real practices begin next month, but it appears likely he will be a full-go for training camp. One of the better 4-3 OLBs in the league, Levy's healthy return will provide a big boost. He recorded 155 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 2014. Apr 19 - 10:14 AM

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Lions coach Jim Caldwell said he expects WLB DeAndre Levy (hip) to return as the "same active guy he's always been."

"I'm fully expecting him to be able to do the things he's always done for us," Caldwell said. "Make plenty of tackles. Be able to cover guys in terms of pass routes out of the backfield and detached." Levy played just 17 snaps last season while dealing with a hip injury. He is "trending toward" being ready for training camp after undergoing surgery last October.
Mar 26 - 12:30 PM

Lions GM Bob Quinn said WLB DeAndre Levy (hip) will be ready for the 2016 season.

"I’m fairly confident," said Quinn. "I’m interested to see when he comes back what shape he’s in. But we’re confident he’s going to be ready." The comments fall in line with previous reports on Levy's status. Coach Jim Caldwell "fully anticipates" Levy being ready for Week 1.
Feb 27 - 4:16 PM

Lions president Ron Wood said WLB DeAndre Levy (hip) is "trending toward" being ready for training camp.

Levy missed the first four games of last season after injuring his hip late in camp. He tried to give it a go Week 5, but lasted just 17 snaps. He had surgery in October. It is slightly concerning Levy is not close to 100 percent at this point, but Wood did not express much concern about his availability for training camp. Levy signed a four-year, $33.7 million extension last August.
Feb 18 - 11:14 AM

Lions placed WLB DeAndre Levy on injured reserve with a hip injury, ending his season.

Levy suffered a hip injury late in training camp and missed the first four weeks of the season. He lasted all of 17 snaps in Week 5 before shutting it down again. Levy will probably need another procedure. Luckily for him, he signed a five-year deal in early-August that contained $20 million guaranteed. Josh Bynes will continue to handle weak-side linebacker in Levy's absence.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 01:59:00 PM

The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett doubts DeAndre Levy (hip surgery) will return this season.

Levy plans to return, but it makes almost no sense for him to rush back to a 1-6 team. The Lions have yet to place Levy on injured reserve, however, indicating they are leaving the door open. Levy is expected to begin light jogging soon.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 01:42:00 PM

Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (hip surgery) plans to return this season.

Levy suffered a hip injury late in training camp and ended up missing the first four weeks of the season. He aggravated the injury after just 17 plays Week 5 and had to undergo surgery. Even though the Lions are 1-6 and going nowhere, Levy is fighting to get back. He is expected to begin light jogging next week.
Source: MLive.com
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 06:20:00 PM

Lions WLB DeAndre Levy will undergo hip surgery and could miss the rest of the season.

The Lions have yet to make a call on if Levy will be sent to season-ending I.R. The hip has been giving Levy trouble since the spring; up until now, he's avoided surgery. He made his season debut against the Cardinals last week, but lasted just 17 plays before aggravating the injury. Josh Bynes will start again.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 01:07:00 PM

Lions coach Jim Caldwell left open the possibility the team could shut down WLB DeAndre Levy (hip) for the season.

Levy made his season debut Week 5 against the Cardinals, but he was forced from the game in the first half. With the Lions 0-5 and going nowhere, having Levy get completely healthy before next season may make the most sense. Josh Bynes will continue to start at weak-side linebacker.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 01:14:00 PM

DeAndre Levy exited the Lions' Week 5 game against the Cardinals with a hip injury and is questionable to return.

After sitting out the first four games of the season, Levy couldn't even make it two quarters without getting re-injured. Josh Bynes will take over at weak side linebacker. The winless Lions are a complete mess.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 05:58:00 PM

Lions WLB DeAndre Levy is active for Week 5 against the Cardinals.

He missed Detroit's first four games with a hip injury. His return will send Josh Bynes back to the bench.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 03:19:00 PM

Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (hip) is probable for Week 5 against the Cardinals.

Levy will make his debut after sitting out the first month. He should help offset injuries to Detroit's interior. RE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) is also listed probable.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 07:09:00 PM

Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (hip) is practicing in full for Week 5 and expected to make his season debut against the Cardinals.

Levy has been out since the summer with a balky hip. The Lions declined to say whether he underwent surgery. Levy's return will be a big boost to the defense, as he's arguably its best player, along with RE Ziggy Ansah. Levy can rush the passer, cover, and play the run. Josh Bynes will go back to the bench.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 04:08:00 PM

Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (hip) has been ruled out for Week 4 against the Seahawks.

Levy did not travel with the team to Seattle. He was able to practice on a limited basis all week, so there is a decent chance he returns next week against Arizona. Josh Bynes will continue to start in Levy's place.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 10:05:00 PM

Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (hip) is listed as doubtful for Week 4.

Levy returned to practice this week after sitting out the first three games. He won't play Monday night, but is on track for a Week 5 return. Josh Bynes will continue to start in Levy's place.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 04:59:00 PM

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