Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 8/24/08: #28 OLB, #346/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: FA 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; 49 Sol-70 TT, 10 TFL, 3 SK, 2 PBU, 2 QBH, 2 FR, 2 FF; Earned third letter … started all 13 games at sam linebacker … second on team with 70 tackles … third on team with 10.0 TFLs and 53 yards of TFLs … six tackles against 16th-ranked Tennessee in the 2008 Outback Bowl... 2006: 13 GP; 13 GS; 26 Sol-50 TT, 7.5 TFL, 6 SK, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 7 QBH, 1 FR, 2 FF; Earned second letter … named Academic All-Big Ten … started all 13 games at sam linebacker … team's fourth-leading tackler with 50 stops … lead team with 6.0 QB sacks for 38 yards … third on team in TFLs with 7.5 for team-high 44 yards … made three solo stops and intercepted a pass in Capital One Bowl win over 12th-ranked Arkansas... 2005: 11 GP; 0 GS; 13 Sol-18 TT, 1 TFL, 1 SK, 1 FR, 2 FF; True freshman who earned first varsity letter as reserve linebacker and on special teams … saw action in 11 games … made 18 tackles, including career-high four at Illinois.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Lions' picks: Round 3/76 -- DeAndre Levy, LB, 6-1, 236, Wisconsin...Levy played on the outside at Wisconsin, but he said the Lions had talked to him about playing the middle, where they have a gaping hole. He said he ended up with some similar assignments to the middle linebacker in certain situations in college. He was visiting New Orleans when the Lions scrambled to get him on a plane to Detroit for the last day prospects could visit teams, and he took that as a good sign. He's athletic but might need to get stronger. - by The Sports Xchange
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11/07/12 - OLB DeAndre Levy (hamstring), who missed the last two games, was limited in practice Wednesday but seems on track to return Sunday.
11/04/12 - OLB DeAndre Levy (hamstring) missed his second straight game. Ashlee Palmer started in his place, but after the Lions got up 21-0 early, they used mostly their nickel defense, with Green on the outside and Jacob Lacey in the slot.
11/01/12 - OLB DeAndre Levy, who injured his hamstring against the Bears Oct. 22, returned to practice for the first time on Thursday. He is on track to play Sunday.
10/31/12 - OLB DeAndre Levy, who missed Sunday with a hamstring injury, did not practice Wednesday but he was on the field taking mental reps – something he didn't do at all last week.
10/25/12 - OLB DeAndre Levy, who is having the best season of his career, is battling a sore hamstring. He did not practice Thursday.