The Detroit Lions have a linebacker problem. Back during the preseason and training camp, the Lions lost their two primary backups in Jon Bostic and Josh Bynes. Regardless, Detroit seemed content going into the regular season with just five healthy linebackers on the roster.
Then Week 2 happened. First, DeAndre Levy sat out of practice all week and was not able to recover in time to play. Then Antwione Williams and Kyle Van Noy were lost in the middle of the Titans game, and suddenly the Lions had just two healthy linebackers.
The case of Levy is a frustrating one. After missing basically all of 2015 with a mysterious hip injury, Levy is once again suffering from a strange, unknown injury. So today's Question of the Day is:
What do you do with DeAndre Levy?
My answer: nothing. I know it's frustrating that one the Lions' best defensive players hasn't been able to stay on the field ever since he signed his four-year extension back in August 2015, but let's not panic about 2016 yet. At the moment, there is no reason to believe Levy's injury is long-term, and any talk about finding his permanent replacement is extremely premature.
People also make the argument that because Levy is so outspoken about the league's poor injury management that he is a risk for early retirement, but Levy himself addressed those concerns back in March.
There may not be a player more frustrating than Levy right now, but to move on from him now would be very short-sighted.