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Detroit Lions middle linebacker DeAndre Levy returned to practice today for the first time since straining his groin Aug. 28.
Levy took part in individual drills open to the media and did not appear to be favoring his injury. He did not play last week against the Chicago Bears but said Wednesday he hopes to return for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Defensive end Cliff Avril (knee/finger) and quarterback Matthew Stafford (shoulder) were the only Lions held out today. Stafford stood next to offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, flipping the ball from hand to hand during part of the stretching period.