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Lions | Mikel Leshoure felt good after heavy involvement

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure said it felt good to get his feet wet during the team's Week 3 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Leshoure started the game, the first of his career, and rushed for 100 yards on 26 carries, including his first career touchdown run. He also caught four passes for 34 yards. Most of his production came in the first half, when he rushed 16 times for 61 yards. "I didn't have any expectations as far as how many touches I would get, but I got good work," he said. "Going forward, I feel good."

The Lions worked in RB Joique Bell on the final two drives of the fourth quarter, but head coach Jim Schwartz said it was because Leshoure played a lot and they simply wanted to have a fresher player on the field due to the heat. Leshoure said he wasn't fatigued and he did play in overtime. "Joique got on a roll and they kept him in the game," Leshoure added.

2012-09-24 14:59:38 | Source: The Detroit News - Chris McCosky

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