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Mikel Leshoure

Detroit Lions
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Lions | Intend to keep Mikel Leshoure

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:49:28 -0700

The Detroit Lions intend to keep RB Mikel Leshoure on the roster next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal

Lions | Mikel Leshoure could get bigger role

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:57:16 -0800

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said RB Mikel Leshoure could get a bigger role under offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, because the New Orleans Saints used multiple running backs when Lombardi coached there.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Mlive.com - Kyle Meinke

Lions | Week 16 Inactives

Sun, 22 Dec 2013 11:34:08 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared TE Brandon Pettigrew, CB Chris Houston, QB Kellen Moore, OG Leroy Harris, RB Mikel Leshoure, CB Rashean Mathis, C Rodney Austin inactive for Week 16.

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Lions | Week 15 Inactives

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:15:57 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared CB Chris Houston, CB Darius Slay, OT Jason Fox, QB Kellen Moore, OG Leroy Harris, RB Mikel Leshoure, C Rodney Austin inactive for Week 15.

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Lions | Week 14 Inactives

Sun, 08 Dec 2013 08:44:54 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared CB Chris Greenwood, OT Corey Hilliard, CB Darius Slay, QB Kellen Moore, OG Leroy Harris, RB Mikel Leshoure, C Rodney Austin inactive for Week 14.

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Lions | Week 13 Inactives

Thu, 28 Nov 2013 08:13:36 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared CB Chris Houston, OT Corey Hilliard, QB Kellen Moore, OG Leroy Harris, WR Micheal Spurlock, RB Mikel Leshoure, C Rodney Austin inactive for Week 13.

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Lions | Week 12 Inactives

Sun, 24 Nov 2013 08:37:21 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared DL Austen Lane, OT Corey Hilliard, CB Jonte Green, QB Kellen Moore, OG Leroy Harris, WR Micheal Spurlock, RB Mikel Leshoure inactive for Week 12.

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Lions | Week 10 Inactives

Sun, 10 Nov 2013 08:35:07 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared CB Bill Bentley, OT Corey Hilliard, CB Dwight Bentley, DL Ezekiel Ansah, QB Kellen Moore, OG Leroy Harris, RB Mikel Leshoure, WR Nate Burleson inactive for Week 10.

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Lions | Week 8 Inactives

Sun, 27 Oct 2013 08:33:04 -0700

The Detroit Lions have declared OT Corey Hilliard, CB Jonte Green, QB Kellen Moore, OG Leroy Harris, WR Micheal Spurlock, RB Mikel Leshoure, WR Nate Burleson inactive for Week 8.

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Lions | Shopping Mikel Leshoure

Sun, 27 Oct 2013 08:05:37 -0700

The Detroit Lions have contacted teams to see if they have any interest in trading for RB Mikel Leshoure and are interested in seeing what they could get in a possible trade.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Lions | Joique Bell limited

Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:01:56 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (ribs) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16. Bell is still dealing with pain and felt a rib "pop" in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns. X-rays on his ribs came back negative. Bell wanted to test his ribs Wednesday and will try using a chest protector in practice Thursday, Oct. 17, and will likely wear it in Week 7 if he plays. If he doesn't play, RB Mikel Leshoure will likely be active and serve as the backup to RB Reggie Bush.

Fantasy Tip: Lower your expectations a bit if Bell plays through the pain. He remains more intriguing in point-per-reception affairs and as a handcuff to oft-injured Bush.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Mlive.com - Kyle Meinke

Lions | Theo Riddick hospitalized

Sun, 06 Oct 2013 17:08:43 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick (concussion) left the Week 5 game against the Green Bay Packers due to a concussion, and he was briefly admitted to a local area hospital for evaluation before being released. Riddick was expected to re-join the team for the flight home Sunday, Oct. 6. If he cannot play in Week 6, RB Mikel Leshoure is likely to be active.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Mlive.com - Kyle Meinke

Lions | Week 5 Inactives

Sun, 06 Oct 2013 08:43:56 -0700

The Detroit Lions have declared WR Calvin Johnson, CB Jonte Green, QB Kellen Moore, OT LaAdrian Waddle, OG Leroy Harris, RB Mikel Leshoure, WR Nate Burleson inactive for Week 5.

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Lions | Week 4 Inactives

Sun, 29 Sep 2013 08:37:05 -0700

The Detroit Lions have declared DL D'Anthony Smith, OT Jason Fox, QB Kellen Moore, OG Leroy Harris, RB Mikel Leshoure, WR Nate Burleson, WR Patrick Edwards inactive for Week 4.

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Lions | Not trying to trade Mikel Leshoure

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:06:19 -0700

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has made it clear that the organization is not looking to trade RB Mikel Leshoure, despite not using him at all this year. Leshoure is frustrated with his role on the team but isn't requesting a trade at the moment. "It's frustrating, because you know you could be out there to help the team," Leshoure said. "I feel like I'm better than a reserve player, and I have more to give than that, but that's my role now and that's what I'm taking."

Fantasy Tip: Leshoure could become relevant again, but it'll probably take an injury to one or two of the backs above him on the depth chart. Leave him on the waiver wire for now.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Mlive.com - Kyle Meinke

Lions | Mikel Leshoure frustrated with role

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:30:25 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure admitted that he is frustrated with his role on the team after being active for the first time in Week 3 but not playing a single snap. "I feel like I could have a better role, definitely," Leshoure said. "Am I upset? It's a little frustrating, like I said before, because I know I could help. But that type of stuff is out of my hands." He stopped short of saying that he'd like to be traded, however.

Fantasy Tip: Leshoure isn't ownable in fantasy circles right now. He's fourth on the depth chart behind Reggie Bush, Joique Bell and Theo Riddick.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Michael Rothstein

Lions | Receiving interest in Mikel Leshoure

Sun, 22 Sep 2013 09:18:53 -0700

The Detroit Lions have received calls from other teams interested in acquiring RB Mikel Leshoure but are hesitant to trade him at this point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Lions | Theo Riddick could see considerable playing time

Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:04:49 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell will slide into the leading running back role if RB Reggie Bush (knee) doesn't play in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins. Rookie RB Theo Riddick could then leapfrog RB Mikel Leshoure to be Bell's primary backup. Riddick was the third back in each of the team's first two games while Leshoure was a healthy inactive. Riddick has an advantage because he provides the team with special teams play. "We drafted Theo to come in and have some of the effect that maybe a Reggie might do," offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said. "We were really happy with him doing those things for us in the preseason. If he were called upon, we have all the confidence in the world that he can help us." Riddick doesn't have a touch this year, but he has experience playing in the slot in college.

Fantasy Tip: It wouldn't be wise to start Riddick on blind hope before knowing that Bush is ruled out. Even then, he may not see enough action to justify a starting spot. Leshoure can probably be dropped for now in favor of Riddick, though.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Mlive.com - Kyle Meinke

Lions | Week 2 Inactives

Sun, 15 Sep 2013 11:30:38 -0700

The Detroit Lions have declared DL Nick Fairley, RB Mikel Leshoure, WR Ryan Broyles, OT Jason Fox, FS Don Carey, QB Kellen Moore and OG Leroy Harris inactive for Week 2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Mikel Leshoure open to trade

Sun, 15 Sep 2013 07:39:25 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure has accepted the backup role with the team, but is open to being traded to a team that would rely on him as more than a backup running back.

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Lions | Week 1 Inactives

Sun, 08 Sep 2013 08:44:25 -0700

The Detroit Lions have declared DL Devin Taylor, CB Jonte Green, QB Kellen Moore, OT LaAdrian Waddle, OG Leroy Harris, RB Mikel Leshoure, WR Ryan Broyles inactive for Week 1.

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Lions | Ryan Broyles, Mikel Leshoure inactive

Sun, 08 Sep 2013 08:42:20 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (knee) and RB Mikel Leshoure are both inactive for Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings.

Fantasy Tip: Broyles needs to be owned in all leagues despite being inactive. He should be a valuable weapon for Matthew Stafford when he's on the field and makes for a good WR depth piece. Leshoure is a healthy inactive, which confirms that Joique Bell is the better back to own if you're handcuffing Reggie Bush.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Detroit News - Chris McCosky

Lions | Joique Bell looking good

Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:12:56 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell had 101 yards of total offense on seven touches in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 22, playing mostly in the second half. ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert clearly thinks Bell has the upper hand on the No. 2 running back job over RB Mikel Leshoure.

Fantasy Tip: Bell is a more versatile back than Leshoure, and he likely fits the Lions' dynamic offense better. Take his stat line in the second half of the preseason with a grain of salt, though. If you're targeting a handcuff to Reggie Bush, Bell looks like your guy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Kevin Seifert

Lions | Mikel Leshoure buried on depth chart

Fri, 16 Aug 2013 07:40:43 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure received one carry in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Joique Bell is clearly ahead of him on the depth chart, and Leshoure doesn't even make a good handcuff right now.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Hope Mikel Leshoure regains burst

Tue, 06 Aug 2013 21:54:42 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (Achilles', hamstring) said Tuesday, Aug. 6, that he didn't have burst, but it had nothing to do with his Achilles' injury from 2011. He suffered a hamstring injury toward the end of the Week 3 game last year, and it lingered with him all season. He is confident his legs are back, and he is out to prove why the team invested a second-round pick on him back in 2011. "I feel lighter and feel a little more of a burst," Leshoure said. "I don't know if that's from the weight (he's dropped five pounds and is currently at 229 pounds) or the fact it's a year under my belt and I have my legs back."

Fantasy Tip: Leshoure can be a No. 1 tailback in the NFL, but injuries have kept him off the field or limited his productivity. He is behind Reggie Bush on the depth chart, and he'll have to contend with Joique Bell for touches, but if things break a certain way, Leshoure could be a very nice sleeper for fantasy owners who are picking him with an average draft position in the 11th or 12th round.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Mikel Leshoure trying to manage hamstring

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:08:04 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (hamstring) was able to have limited participation during organized team activities Monday, June 4. He said he is trying to manage his lingering hamstring injury in hopes of being 100 percent once training camp begins.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Coach does not think Mikel Leshoure's injury is long term

Wed, 29 May 2013 12:50:32 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said he does not think RB Mikel Leshoure (hamstring) is dealing with a long-term injury. Schwartz said the team is taking a cautious approach with Leshoure because they do not want him to rush him back.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Detroit News - Chris McCosky

Lions | Mikel Leshoure still sitting out

Wed, 29 May 2013 11:41:52 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (hamstring) did not participate in organized team activities Wednesday, May 29, because of a lingering hamstring injury. Head coach Jim Schwartz did not express a lot of concern about the injury but said the injury has taken longer to heal than the team expected.

Fantasy Tip: The team is taking their time with Leshoure's injury because it could continue to linger if it does not heal properly. Leshoure is expected to be the team's primary backup running back this season and could see time near the goal line.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Anwar Richardson

Lions | Mikel Leshoure sits out practice

Wed, 22 May 2013 11:46:12 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (undisclosed) was limited to individual drills during organized team activities Wednesday, May 22, because of an undisclosed injury.

Fantasy Tip: Leshoure will be used as a change-of-pace back to Reggie Bush and likely will receive carries near the goal line and when Bush needs to rest. He could be an option in later rounds of fantasy drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Anwar Richardson

Lions | Reggie Bush comfortable in offense

Fri, 17 May 2013 10:01:45 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush is comfortable in the team's offense, and he's comparing it to the days when he was with the New Orleans Saints. "I've always enjoyed being in the position that I am and doing what I do, being able to split out wide and catch balls so it's great that offenses are going toward that direction," Bush said.

Fantasy Tip: Now that he should be effectively used in the passing attack, Bush could approach RB1 levels in point-per-reception leagues. He proved in Miami that he can be a primary back, too, so Detroit will likely use him as such and leave the short-yardage situations to Mikel Leshoure.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Lions | Mikel Leshoure did not face many eight-man fronts

Thu, 09 May 2013 11:28:41 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure faced an eight-man defensive front in only 6.05 percent of his carries last season, which is less than any other rusher with at least 100 carries.

Fantasy Tip: Leshoure did not have a lot of big plays in 2012, which is why the team added Reggie Bush in free agency. Leshoure is still valuable because he probably will receive some carries during games while Bush rests as well as near the goal line. Bush has dealt with injuries in the past, so Leshoure could get a bigger role as the season goes on.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Justin Rogers

Lions | Three running backs will have a role

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:07:22 -0700

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said all three of the teams running backs, Reggie Bush, Mikel Leshoure, and Joique Bell, will have a role in 2013. "Joique runs the ball a little bit different than Mikel, but they both run a little bit different and present different things than Reggie, and I think that combination of guys is good. People like to say running back by committee and things like that, but each guy will have a role. There will be plenty of touches on the offense for everybody."

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Lions | Confident in running backs

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:59:22 -0700

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said he has confidence in RB's Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell. "We have a lot of confidence in both of those guys (Bell and Leshoure)," Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said. "Both of those guys are going to be good players that we continue to move forward with, and they all have unique skill sets.

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Lions | Offer Reggie Bush a starting position

Wed, 13 Mar 2013 05:08:09 -0700

The Detroit Lions have offered free-agent RB Reggie Bush (Dolphins) a full-time position in the offense over RB Mikel Leshoure.

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Lions | Mikel Leshoure probable

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:11:21 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (calf) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is probable for Week 16.

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Lions | Mikel Leshoure limited

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:11:30 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (calf) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 20.

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Lions | Three players practicing

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 09:06:19 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee), RB Mikel Leshoure (calf) and LB DeAndre Levy (ankle) were on the field for the portion of practice open to the media Thursday, Dec. 20. All three players are expected to play in Week 16.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Oakland Press - Paula Pasche

Lions | Mikel Leshoure limited

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:32:53 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (calf) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.

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Lions | Mikel Leshoure not home run hitter

Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:23:31 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure has scored eight touchdowns on 185 carries, but he has by far the most rushes of any NFL runner without a single carry of at least 20 yards.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Kevin Seifert

Lions | Mikel Leshoure hits paydirt

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 18:15:36 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure carried 14 times for 55 yards and a touchdown in the Week 15 loss against the Arizona Cardinals. Leshoure has eight rushing touchdowns, the most since RB Kevin Smith had eight in 2008.

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Lions | RB split pretty even

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:06:16 -0800

Detroit Lions RBs Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell split the running load pretty evenly in their Week 14 game against the Green Bay Packers. Leshoure had 14 carries and Bell carried the ball 12 times. However, Bell played more snaps (43) than Leshoure (31). Both runners were equally effective; Leshoure had effective runs on seven of his 14 tries, and Bell was efficient on six of his 12 carries, with an efficient run being a carry for four or more yards on first down, half the remaining distance on second down or picking up a first down on third or fourth down. Bell had 19 yards after contact and Leshoure gained 14. Leshoure showed he continues to be indecisive in the backfield, which hurts his momentum as he hits holes. Bell is running with more authority and is more of the total package, but his lack of top-end speed and strength makes him more of a complementary back.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Justin Rogers

Lions | Joique Bell will see more touches

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 09:35:13 -0800

Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said RB Joique Bell will continue to see more touches to infuse some life into the running game. Bell has all three of the team's runs for over 20 yards this season, and he's averaging 5.7 yards per carry. RB Mikel Leshoure had 84 yards and a touchdown the first time the team played the Green Bay Packers, and they used a lot of two-deep safeties, which gave Leshoure a distinct advantage. Leshoure is averaging 3.8 yards per tote, but leads the team with seven touchdowns. "Him rattling off really the three explosive runs that we've had this year certainly gives him more opportunities I think in our offense, not just in the games," Linehan said of Bell. "I think you'll see him playing a little bit more throughout the game."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Mikel Leshoure probable

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:58:31 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is probable for Week 13.

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Lions | Mikel Leshoure limited

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:19:51 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 29.

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Lions | Mikel Leshoure back at practice

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 08:52:53 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, Nov. 29.

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Lions | Mikel Leshoure sick

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:04:42 -0800

Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (illness) did not practice due to an illness Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Detroit News - Chris McCosky

Lions | Mikel Leshoure misses practice

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:38:34 -0800

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.

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Lions | Mikel Leshoure not at practice

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 08:49:14 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (undisclosed) is not practicing Wednesday, Nov. 28.

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Lions | Mikel Leshoure finds end zone

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 17:55:50 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure carried 12 times for 32 yards and a touchdown in the Week 12 game against the Houston Texans Thursday, Nov. 22. He also added two receptions for 27 yards.

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Texans | Allow a rushing TD in Week 12

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:01:04 -0800

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure's rushing touchdown in Week 12 was the first rushing touchdown the Houston Texans have allowed this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: HoustonTexans.com - Nick Scurfield