Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy to make season debut on Sunday vs. the Arizona Cardinals
Levy was sidelined for seven weeks after sustaining a strained hip muscle in practice following the Lions’ second preseason game on Aug. 20. He began practicing last week, but did not play in Detroit’s Week 4 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
The 28-year-old was a second-team All-Pro selection in 2014 after recording 151 combined tackles, 2.5 sacks and one interception. Entering his seventh season in the NFL, Levy signed a four-year contract extension for $33.7 million on Aug. 5.
The team announced on Friday that Levy will be a captain for Sunday’s game.
The Lions (0–4) host the Arizona Cardinals (3–1) at Ford Field on Sunday for a 4:05 p.m. ET game.
- Beth Maiman