DeAndre Levy: Uncertainty grows around Detroit Lions Linebacker


The uncertainty surrounding Detroit Lions outside linebacker DeAndre Levy, is beginning to build as No. 54 continues to miss practice while the team prepares for the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

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Its been two weeks since the newly re-inked DeAndre Levy was last seen on a Lions practice field in Allen Park, making fans and media members alike wonder exactly what is going on with the former Wisconsin Badger.

At first, the cause for concern was minimal. After all, head coach Jim Caldwell has been known to take care of and rest his starters when opportunity to do so presents itself. And while I’ve followed the situation closely over the last few weeks, I figured I’d start to worry if the Lions opened the week preparing for the Chargers and Levy was still not there.

Well guess what — preparation for week one kicked off with Labor Day practice. And there was no sign of Levy.

A cause for panic?

Not exactly.

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However given the fact that coach Caldwell also likes to be discrete with his injured players, (especially the bigger name guys) it certainly makes you curious as to exactly what kind of injury Levy is dealing with. If an injury at all.

When Caldwell took to the podium following practice on Monday, he had this to say in regards to his star linebacker, via the Detroit Lions Media Room:

On LB DeAndre Levy’s injury status:

"“We’re not going to talk about injuries. We’re at that stage now that we’ll we have some sort of medical report here shortly on Wednesday I think its due. So at that time, we’ll indicate.”"

On if Levy will play on Sunday:

"“Not certain. He’s not out there today, there’s no guarantee.”"

Sounds about right.

At this point, it’s obviously still possible that Levy could play when the Lions head to SoCal this weekend to kickoff their 2015 campaign. If he cannot go, it is likely that Josh Bynes could get the start in his place.

You can also blame our friend Jeremy Reisman over at Pride of Detroit for this entire ordeal.

In all seriousness, the situation is one that you’ll want to continue to follow all week. You can do so by making SideLion Report your homepage on your computer, signing up for our daily news letters and following us on twitter (@SideLionReport) and facebook!

Nate Williams is an editor and columnist for of the FanSided Network. For continued Detroit Lions news, rumors and analysis, be sure to follow him on twitter at @SLR_Nate!

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