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The Detroit Lions agreed to terms on a three-year contract with outside linebacker DeAndre Levy on Wednesday. Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website first reported the news.
Levy, who turns 26 later this month, was selected by the Lions in the third round (No. 76 overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft out of Wisconsin and was scheduled to hit the open market on March 12. In four seasons, the 6-2, 238-pound linebacker has appeared in 57 games (50 starts) and registered a total of 348 tackles with two forced fumbles, 1.0 sack and five interceptions for 52 yards and one touchdown.
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Justin Durant is the Lions’ other starting outside linebacker and is also an unrestricted free agent, but the team reportedly wants to bring him back in 2013 as well. After four seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2007-10), Durant took his talents to the Motor City and has collected 171 combined tackles with one forced fumble and 1.5 sacks in 29 games (26 start...
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DeAndre Levy and the Detroit Lions have agreed on a new, multi-year deal today. Levy started 13 games for the Lions last year and is expecting the full-time starting position at outside linebacker next year. Lions drafted Levy in 2009 out of Wisconsin with the 76th overall pick in the 3rd round. Last year, he played [...]
According to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com, the Lions have signed linebacker DeAngre Levy to a multi-year extension.
The Lions and linebacker DeAndre Levy have agreed to terms on a new multi-year contract, according to league sources.
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 6, 2013
The 25 year-old Levy recorded 81 tackles and 1 interceptions in 2012.
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Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reports that the Lions and LB DeAndre Levy have reached an agreement on a multi-year contract.
Levy, 25, is still young enough to develop into a solid contributor, but was really more of a liability last year for the Lions’ defense. Pro Football Focus has him listed as the third-worst qualifying 4-3 outside linebacker last season.
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