Linebacker DeAndre Levy entered the 2012 offseason as a restricted free agent, which means if he were to sign an offer sheet from another team, the Detroit Lions would have the right to match that offer or receive a draft pick as compensation.
That all won't be necessary, though, because Levy intends to sign the tender offered by the Lions and join some of his teammates in Detroit this weekend for voluntary workouts next week:
Levy, one of 10 returning starters on the Lions defense, will take part in the voluntary workouts, which begin Monday.
The Lions gave Levy a second-round tender worth $1.92 million before the start of free agency last month. A third-round pick out of Wisconsin in 2009, Levy will be an unrestricted free agent next year.
Levy was second on the team last year with 109 tackles and has started all but six games in his first three seasons in the League.