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Friday, December 20, 2013
Levy, Pettigrew still not at Lions practice

By Michael Rothstein

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- It might be time for the Detroit Lions to be concerned about the availability of linebacker DeAndre Levy and tight end Brandon Pettigrew on Sunday against the New York Giants.

Both Levy (foot) and Pettigrew (ankle) missed their third practice this week.

If Levy doesn't play, Rocky McIntosh would likely see a majority of his snaps. If Pettigrew can't go, a host of players would take his place, as I wrote about Thursday.

They were two of five Lions to miss practice Friday. Louis Delmas (knee), Rashean Mathis (illness) and Darius Slay (knee) also were out. For Delmas, this is a typical maintenance day. Mathis also missed Thursday with an illness.

Slay actually was at practice with a sleeve on his right knee, just no helmet. He even participated in some light drill work with the other defensive backs.

Both Calvin Johnson and John Wendling were back at practice Friday.