The Detroit Lions announced Wednesday that they’ve placed OLB DeAndre Levy on season-ending injured reserve.
Lions HC Jim Caldwell confirmed close to a month ago that Levy was undergoing surgery on his hip, which was the first indication that his 2015 season could be coming to an end.
Levy tried to return to the team, but he unfortunately suffered a setback with his hip.
Levy, 28, was coming off of a breakout season for Detroit in 2014, which led to the Lions signing him to a five-year, $37.2 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $1 million (2015), $5.25 million (2016), $5.75 million (2017), $6.25 million (2018), and $6.75 million (2019) over the remainder of the agreement.
In 2014, Levy recorded 151 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one interception, five pass defenses and a safety for the Lions over the course of 16 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 3 outside linebacker in 4-3 defense out of 40 qualifying players.