For the first time since August 24, Detroit Lions’ star LB DeAndre Levy practiced.
The Lions currently sit at 0-3 on the season, and a big reason for that has been the absence of Levy. Opposing QBs have picked apart the current Lions’ LBs who have been trying to cover opposing TE’s and short crossing routes.
Levy led the league in interceptions by a LB last year and getting him back in the lineup could be a huge difference in the Lions’ being competitive against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football.
Head coach Jim Caldwell echoed many fans’ feelings about the news of Levy’s possible return.
“Obviously, he’s an outstanding player,” coach Jim Caldwell said of Levy before practice Thursday. “Anytime you get a guy back with his kind of experience and those kinds of things, it’s going to help — there’s no question.”
Lions beat writer, Dave Birkett, reports that Levy’s availability is still unknown for Monday Night Football, but his return to practice means a return to the field is a possibility.
Still don't know about Levy's availability for MNF – been almost 6 weeks since he practiced – but good sign he's back on the field obviously
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) October 1, 2015
The Lions are going to have their hands full with Seattle regardless of if Levy returns or not, but having arguably the best cover LB in the game back for a matchup with Jimmy Graham certainly wouldn’t hurt.