The Lions are currently discussing a contract with Ndamukong Suh and Mayhew said the team needs to concentrate on getting that deal done before any other moves can be made.
"[A long-term extension for Levy] may make sense, it may not," Mayhew said. "I'm not opposed to it. I obviously want him to be here a long time, but, you know, we obviously have some other big fish in the pan right now."
Levy will be a free agent after the 2015 season and Mayhew said he wants to keep Levy with the Lions.
"He's been outstanding, should have been in the Pro Bowl," Mayhew said. "He's one of the best 4-3 outside linebackers in the NFL, without question. You want to keep guys like that."
Levy has a foot injury, and did not practice this week. Mathis is dealing with an illness, and did not practice Thursday and Friday. Houston has a toe issue.
Levy caught a Jay Cutler pass that was tipped by Ndamukong Suh in the end zone for an interception with just less than 30 second remaining in the first half. He finished the game with six total tackles (five solo) and one pass defended in a 21-19 victory. His fifth interception matched his total interceptions he had through his first four seasons in the league.
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