On Thursday, news broke that the Detroit Lions designated LB DeAndre Levy as a June 1 cut, ending his eight years with the team.
Levy posted the following message on his Instagram account, thanking his teammates and the city of Detroit. He also made sure to mention the “questionable officiating” he was part of as a member of the Lions.
Man, it's been a great 8 years. The last 2 have been tough personally, but I wouldn't have made it without being around a group of teammates I enjoy being around and want to give my all for. Being a Lion has been tough but rewarding and I'm forever grateful to have been able to spend the last 8 here in Detroit. The last second wins, the heartbreaking losses, the up and down seasons, Gridiron's touchdown song, regime changes, questionable officiating (understatement), all were apart of shaping this amazing experience here. There's not a sports city more deserving of a championship. Thank you, Detroit. Peace ✌🏽✌🏽
It was just a few years ago that Levy was playing like one of the best LB’s in the NFL. Unfortunately, he was never able to get back to his old self after he suffered a hip injury that caused him to miss most of the 2015 season.
What do you think, Nation? Did Lions GM Bob Quinn make the right decision?