Joique Bell could challenge Leshoure-- Thu Jun 20 3:55 pm --
Former journeyman carving out role in Detroit
Joique Bell finished second on the team with 414 yards rushing and caught 52 passes for 485 yards, ranking fifth in the league for number of catches by any running back in the NFL. Bell's role grew a lot last season and it seems he's continued the upward trend throughout the offseason.
Bell's role as a receiver out of the backfield is likely to take a dip with the signing of Reggie Bush, but Bell will still have opportunities to make plays. He could ultimately push Leshoure for carries. (DetroitLions.com)
FF Today's Take:As long as Bush stays healthy, Bell has no chance at matching his receiving totals from a season ago. However, Bell has done enough as a runner to give Mikel Leshoure a run for his money. Leshoure should be expected to be more explosive in his second year after tearing his Achilles. He'll need to be if he wants to hold to the short-yardage/goal-line duties he is slated for in 2013.