After two straight injury plagued seasons, Lions release linebacker DeAndre Levy

Posted at 4:15 PM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 19:35:55-05

The Lions have released linebacker DeAndre Levy.

Due to a slew of injuries, Levy has only played in six games over the last two seasons.

Levy took to Instagram to say goodbye. Levy wrote in part, "There's not a sports city more deserving of a championship. Thank you, Detroit."

By releasing Levy now, the Lions could will avoid $1.75 million worth of salary that would have become guaranteed on Saturday. 

In August of 2015, the Lions re-signed Levy to a new contract worth a total of $37 million over five seasons.