Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy uncertain for Week 1

Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy is uncertain for Week 1. 
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Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy has a hip injury and is uncertain for Week 1, the Lions announced Wednesday.

Levy was listed on the team’s injury report and did not participate in Wednesday’s practice. Levy also did not practice during the last two weeks of the preseason, and his injury was undisclosed.

Levy is not expected to need surgery and has run without setbacks this week, reports the Detroit Free Press’s Dave Birkett.

If Levy is unable to play Sunday against the Charges in San Diego, fifth-year pro Josh Bynes is listed behind him on the Lions’ depth chart.

Levy is expected to be Detroit’s leader on defense this season after the departure of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

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The Lions selected Levy in the third-round of the 2009 NFL draft. Last season, he was a second-team All Pro, starting all 16 games and recording 151 combined tackles, 2.5 sacks and one interception.

Levy has been Detroit’s defensive MVP in each of the last two seasons.

– Rohan Nadkarni