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The Detroit Lions likely will be without their most consistent linebacker for Sundays must-win game against running back Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks.
DeAndre Levy is doubtful to play against the Seahawks because of a hamstring injury he suffered in Monday nights loss to the Chicago Bears.
Hes probably been the best overall (linebacker weve had) through the games weve played, defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham said. The other two guys have had good games and dropped off a little bit here or there, but hes been the most consistent, by far. Just if something happens where he cant go ... well get the next guy up, just like in the secondary. We just keep filling them in, and coaches are doing a great job with all the guys. So I feel pretty confident playing whoever we have on the roster.
The Lions also will be without two starters in the secondary, as both safety Amari Spievey and cornerback Jacob Lacey have been ruled out with concussions.
Cornerback Bill Bentley (shoulder) is questionable to play but did not work with the Lions first-team nickel defense in practice today.
Cliff Avril (back), Louis Delmas (knee) and Titus Young (knee) are officially listed as questionable, but all are expected to play Sunday. Source: Detroit Free Press Attached Thumbnails
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