DeAndre Levy of the Detroit Lions might be one of the NFL’s best linebackers.
“We’ve had some dialogue with him,” Mayhew said. “I think it’s ongoing at this point.”
The team’s official stance on wing-walking, per team president Tom Lewand: “Don’t fall.”
With Levy, the Lions could negotiate into the season if need be, though talks about an extension have not even started yet.
Kiper’s Re-Draft Of 2009 Class Includes Matthew Stafford, Three Other Lions Players, As First-Round Picks
Just like the Detroit Lions did years ago, Kiper took quarterback Matthew Stafford with the first overall pick.
ESPN and Pro Football Focus conducted a study to see how close each team is to being a “Super Bowl” caliber team.
“There are some 4-3 outside backers who are outstanding players,” Mayhew said. “I think they should be recognized as such.”
Levy said he decided about two years ago that he wanted to be more than just another NFL player.
“We haven’t arrived,” Lions coach Jim Caldwell said, “but I think our guys, in this particular game, we were headed in the right direction.”
“If they rob him of the Pro Bowl, I might go to the NFL office myself and figure out what’s going on,” linebacker Stephen Tulloch said.