The Lions will release linebacker DeAndre Levy, according to reports. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press was first to report the news.
The Lions are releasing DeAndre Levy today, per a source.
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 9, 2017
Due to a slew of injuries, Levy has only played in six games over the last two seasons.
By releasing Levy now, the Lions could avoid $1.75 million in salary.
In August of 2015, the Lions re-signed Levy to a new contract worth a total of $37 million over five seasons.