Lions finally expecting DeAndre Levy back on the field

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Before last season, the Lions signed DeAndre Levy to a four-year, $33.8 million contract. Since then, Levy has played in two games and missed 26 games with injuries.

But the Lions are finally looking to get some return on their investment: Levy has been practicing this week, and multiple reports out of Detroit indicate that this is the week the Lions are expecting him back on the field.

Whether Levy is 100 percent or not remains to be seen, but if he’s even close to the player he was in 2014, that would be a huge boost to the Lions’ hopes of making a playoff run. Levy played very well in 2014, which is why the Lions gave him that contract in 2015. All indications have been that the Lions still believe Levy can be a big contributor to their defense once he returns.

Having Levy on the field Sunday against the Bears would be some welcome good news for a Lions defense that played one of its best games of the season in last week’s win over the Saints. Things seem to be trending up with the defense in Detroit.

21 responses to “Lions finally expecting DeAndre Levy back on the field

  1. is Levy staying in detroit next year, what’s his deal like? wouldn’t mind him in free agency, outside of his injury history, he is a baller when on the field.

  2. @sportoficionado – as noted in the article, Levy signed a 4 year deal covering the 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 seasons. However, he’s missed 28 games throughout 2015 and 2016. Barring a trade or being cut (or getting out of the league with an injury settlement), he should be in Detroit for two more seasons.

  3. I’m sure if the Lions D continues to ball and the O continues to move the ball then Seattle, Dallas, Atlanta etc won’t be overlooking the Lions as you are rl79111

  4. lionsandvikingsandbearsohmy says:
    Dec 9, 2016 2:29 PM
    Btw, Lions fans, the Packers WILL win the division. Your belief system is wack if you think anything otherwise.

    _____________

    I believe the Packers lose to the Seahawks Sunday. How’s that for a belief system Cheese Troll?

  5. It’s good to see Levy returning to the gridiron. I hope he retains his form from 2014 and can elevate the Lions D to the next level and stay healthy.
    Also hoping Joique Bell can elevate the running game by a notch or two as well and help the O. Both are good players who could help the Lions finish the regular season well and take them in into the playoffs.

    It’s foolish to assume a win over the Bears on Sunday – they’ll have to work for it – and each of the remaining games against the Giants, Cowboys, and Packers will challenge the Lions, too.

    I expect Jim “steady as she goes” Caldwell is doing his utmost to keep the team focused on this weekend’s game. Their destiny is in their own hands.

  6. Basically, after not playing for the better part of two years, I expect the rust will be too heavy to shake off before next year. Providing he can stay healthy that long.

  7. I’m so confident in what I’m seeing from the Lions this year that I’m actually going to root for the Packers sunday. Why settle for a wild card home game, I want the second seed. Hell Dallas better win this weekend or Detroit will put pressure on them for the one seed. Levy should have never been on the field for 70 snaps in week one. That was a mistake by the Lions. He hadn’t played but one qaurter in preaseason. The Lions learned a hard lesson and now they are making sure he is ready this time. Go Lions.

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