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DeAndre Levy | Linebacker

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 234
College: Wisconsin
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 7 - 4:08 PM

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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.
Oct 4 - 10:05 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.
Oct 3 - 4:59 PM

Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (hip) practiced again on Friday.

Levy sat out Detroit's first three games with a strained hip. So far, Josh Bynes has done an admirable job filling it at weakside linebacker. He actually owns PFF's sixth highest 4-3 outside linebacker grade out of 32 qualifiers.
Oct 2 - 3:05 PM

Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (hip) returned to practice on Thursday.

Levy missed Detroit's first three games with a strained hip. It's unclear if he'll be ready for Monday's game against Seattle, though his presence at Thursday's practice is certainly a step in the right direction. Josh Bynes has been starting at weakside linebacker for the Lions.
Oct 1 - 2:52 PM

Lions WLB DeAndre Levy said he is still dealing with pain in his injured hip.

Levy called the pain "a small, little irritant right now," but he hinted he needs the pain to go away before he can return to the field. After missing the first three weeks of the season, Levy said he should know "Tuesday or Wednesday" if he will be ready for Week 4.
Source: ESPN
Sep 28 - 9:31 AM

Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (hip) is inactive for Week 3 against the Broncos.

Levy was never expected to play after being listed as doubtful. Josh Bynes will continue to start in his place. Also inactive for the Lions are TE Brandon Pettigrew, WR Corey Fuller, DT Jermelle Cudjo, OT Corey Robinson, OG Taylor Boggs, and DE Phillip Hunt.
Sep 27 - 7:10 PM

Lions declared WLB DeAndre Levy (hip) inactive for Week 2 against the Vikings.

Josh Bynes will start again in his place. The Lions' short and intermediate pass defense crumbled without Levy in the lineup last week. Detroit also declared TE Brandon Pettigrew, DT Caraun Reid, WR T.J. Jones, C Taylor Boggs, OT Corey Robinson and DE Devin Taylor.
Sep 20 - 11:34 AM

Lions WLB DeAndre Levy's agent denies his client has a parasite he contracted in Chile over the summer.

The parasite story was reported by Detroit Sports Rag, not a normal Rotoworld source, but we found it interesting enough to post nonetheless after Lions beat writers pressed coach Jim Caldwell about it Friday. Levy is said to be battling a hip strain, and the Lions consider him more day-to-day than week-to-week. Levy will not play in this Sunday's game at Minnesota.
Sep 18 - 12:37 PM

Detroit Sports Rag reports Lions WLB DeAndre Levy may be dealing with a parasite he contracted while on vacation in Chile this summer.

Bear with us here, as this is somewhat interesting and has picked up some steam with Lions beat writers pressing coach Jim Caldwell on the topic Friday. Caldwell declined to answer questions on Levy, only saying the Lions expect him back soon. The team says he's battling a hip injury, but word is Levy may have some "mystery ailment," and the Lions' doctors have "no clue" when he'll be back.
Sep 18 - 10:53 AM

Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (hip) did not practice Wednesday.

It is not a great start for Levy, who missed Week 1 as well. Josh Bynes held his own with Levy sidelined, but the Lions' intermediate pass defense crumbled against the Chargers. Levy looks doubtful for Week 2.
Sep 17 - 8:13 AM

Lions WLB DeAndre Levy (hip) is not expected to play in Week 1.

The good news is tests showed Levy doesn't need surgery. The bad news is Detroit will be missing a key run-defense cog against San Diego. Levy has started every game for the Lions at weak-side linebacker the past two seasons. Two-down thumper Josh Bynes is expected to replace Levy against the Bolts.
Sep 9 - 8:43 PM

Lions signed WLB DeAndre Levy to a four-year contract extension through 2019.

GM Martin Mayhew called re-signing Levy, who was entering the final year of his deal, a priority this summer. The 28-year-old didn't miss a single snap last season and graded out as a top-three 4-3 outside linebacker at Pro Football Focus after finishing No. 9 the previous year. Levy received extremely strong marks for his run defense and pass rush. He's also no slouch in coverage. With Ndamukong Suh gone, Levy is the glue of Detroit's defense.
Aug 5 - 2:29 PM

The Lions continue to have long-term talks with contract-year WLB DeAndre Levy.'s Ian Rapoport reported late last month that the Lions viewed locking Levy up as "essential." GM Martin Mayhew gushed about Levy on Tuesday. "The guy's an impact player, so we definitely want to keep him on our defense," Mayhew said. "His leadership is also excellent and professional in every sense of the word, so he has a lot of value to us and he's one of our own guys so we want to definitely keep him." It sounds like a deal should be worked out before Week 1.
Aug 4 - 5:05 PM's Ian Rapoport reports Lions WLB DeAndre Levy remains a candidate for a contract extension.

Per Rapsheet, the Lions view their contract-year linebacker as "essential." The sides began talks in April. It sounds like an agreement will likely be hammered out before Week 1. Headed into his age-28 season, Levy is one of the top weak-side linebackers in the league.
Jul 27 - 4:15 PM

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