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DeAndre Levy to make first 2015 start for Lions against the Cardinals

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The Detroit Lions have made a shocking start to the 2015 NFL season.

The Lions have opened up the new campaign with a 0-4 record, complete with losses to the Minnesota Vikings and San Diego Chargers, two teams that aren't even likely to challenge for the playoffs this year.

Finally, however, the Lions have a faint glimpse of hope and some renewed potential for positivity, as star linebacker DeAndre Levy will be making his first start of the season.


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According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, Lions coach Jim Caldwell named linebacker DeAndre Levy a game captain for their upcoming clash against the Arizona Cardinals, and confirmed he was ready to play after missing seven weeks with a strained hip muscle.

“I would assume you could probably make that assumption [that he plays],” Caldwell told reporters.

Levy was injured in practice during the preseason, and only began practicing last week, and they’re hoping for an immediate impact.

“Obviously, any time you have a guy that has that kind of experience that he’s had and the fine play that he’s had through the years, that certainly makes a huge difference,” Caldwell went on to say.

“Every year’s different, but he adds a boost to us. He’s a guy that, in the run and pass, can be a factor in the game.”

The Lions have missed Levy big-time and his return should see a change in their fortunes on defense once the 28-year old gets fully healthy. 

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