Levy (knee) still isn't fully healed from the knee injury that prematurely ended his 2016 season, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports. "I won't be cleared until November, December," Levy said. Levy is filing a grievance against the Lions claiming the team medically cleared him -- before cutting him a day later -- when the linebacker wasn't even healthy enough to get into his linebacker stance. Prior to the injury, Levy was one of the top 4-3 linebackers in the league and wants to resume his playing career if he heals well from hip, knee and back injuries. Apparently five or six teams have already reached out to him this offseason.
Levy underwent surgery on his right knee in an effort to repair a torn meniscus suffered during the 2016 season, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports. Levy was released by the Lions back in March after playing only six games during the last two seasons. Injuries have plagued the linebacker after a stellar stretch of play in 2013 and 2014, but if he is able to get healthy again, he should see an opportunity to play on an NFL club. Levy has recorded 639 tackles, 12 interceptions and two forced fumbles over his eight-year NFL career.
The Lions are releasing Levy, the Detroit Free Press reports. Limited to just six appearances over the last two seasons, Levy has been unable to make good on the four-year, $37 million contract he signed before the 2015 campaign. The Lions may still have interest in retaining him at a reduced price, as Levy was an elite performer in 2013 and 2014, tallying 270 tackles and seven interceptions while playing in all 32 games. He'll turn 30 in late March.
Levy (knee) is active for Saturday's contest at Seattle, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. After missing the bulk of the season due to quad and knee injuries, Levy has suited up for each of the last four games, accruing 17 tackles (15 solo) while logging 51 percent of the defensive snaps.
Levy (knee) is questionable to play in Saturday's wild-card playoff game in Seattle. Levy hasn't missed a game since making his return from a knee injury in Week 14 despite being listed as questionable on a regular basis.
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