Detroit Lions outside linebacker DeAndre Levy has been re-signed to a multi-year deal per the team web site.
It’s a three-year contract per Albert Breer of the NFL Network.
Levy, a third-round pick in 2009, was one of several Lions who could hit the open free agent market this weekend.
Justin Durant (in photo), the other starting outside linebacker, is a pending free agent.
Levy started 13 of the 14 games he played in 2012. He finished with 82 tackles, one interception and three pass defenses. In four seasons Levy has 50 starts in 57 games.
General manager Martin Mayhew told reporters at the Combine that he was targeting nine players who could hit the free agent market.
Levy is the second player he has signed. Earlier this week offensive tackle Corey Hilliard agreed to a new deal.
Key players still unsigned include Cliff Avril, Chris Houston and Louis Delmas.