The Lions this week placed OLB DeAndre Levy on season-ending IR. That comes a little more than 2 weeks after he had surgery on his injured hip. Levy originally suffered the injury in the summer and then aggravated it in his only regular-season game action after missing the 1st 4 weeks. We'll check on his status in the offseason. In the meantime, Josh Bynes should continue to start in Levy's place and play a 3-down role.
The Lions have ruled LB DeAndre Levy doubtful for Sunday's game and finally revealed this week that he's been dealing with a hip injury. The Detroit Free Press reports that the team still hasn't shared any specifics on the issue, but a source said Levy's improving and won't need surgery. That runs counter to a Wednesday report indicating surgery might lie ahead. It would have been nice if we could have gotten any of these details back before we had all drafted our IDP teams, because this is a worrisome situation until Levy gets back onto the field and proves that he's fine. If you drafted him, keep him around for now -- unless you play in a shallow (e.g. 3 IDP spots or fewer) -- IDP league. Josh Bynes is expected to start in Levy's place. Don't bother with him. MLB Stephen Tulloch could get a bit of a tackle boost while Levy's out, though.