Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy (hip) practiced for the second straight day on Friday, but remains questionable for Monday night's game against Seattle, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin told reporters that he expects Detroit's defense to receive a big lift when Levy returns, whether it is this week or in the weeks to come. While Levy can be expected to jump back on the 100-tackles-per-season pace he has enjoyed in three of the past four seasons, it isn't as though his replacement, Josh Bynes, has been the problem in Detroit. Bynes is on pace for 107 tackles and is rated as Pro Football Focus' sixth-best 4-3 outside linebacker. Levy will certainly bring some intangibles back into the Lions' defense, but don't expect him to be a cure-all.

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