Chargers News: Lions likely without DeAndre Levy

By Ernie Padaon

The San Diego Chargers will be facing off against the Detroit Lions on Sunday to open up the season and they could be without one of their top performers on defense. DeAndre Levy has missed practice the last couple of weeks and still has not stepped onto the practice field with his team. Levy is a stud on the Detroit Lions defense. Last season, Levy finished the year with 151 tackles and 2.5 sacks.

Having a player like that sidelined definitely will hurt their team defense. That could open up a few more running lanes for the Chargers running backs. Melvin Gordon will be looking to exploit that little extra bit of running room on offense and will be looking to break a couple of big runs off.

The Chargers will be missing one of the players that could potentially take advantage of the missing Levy with Ladarius Green getting evaluated for a concussion. Without Green on offense, the Chargers don’t have a legit pass catching threat at the tight end position going into the game.

We will be watching the health of both players as the game gets closer. Teams will have to submit an injury report later in the day, so we can see the status of everyone.

How much will this affect the game for the Chargers and Lions?

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