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Levy back at practice; Avril, Stafford still out

ALLEN PARK -- Starting linebacker DeAndre Levy was back at practice today (Thursday) for the first time since he injured his groin in a preseason game on Aug. 28.

He participated in the individual drills that the media were allowed to watch. It is unknown if he went through the full practice or if he will be available to play on Sunday.

Defensive end Cliff Avril, who injured his left knee and broke the pinky finger on his right hand on Sunday, did not practice for the second straight day. He was on the field watching his linemates.

Also, quarterback Matthew Stafford, who injured his right shoulder on Sunday, did not practice but was on the field. Shaun Hill will start on Sunday against the Eagles.

Safety Louis Delmas (groin) was back at practice. He missed Wednesday as part of the plan to keep his groin healthy enough so he can play on Sundays.

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