Found December 04, 2013 on Patriots Life:
Joique Bell has had a bit of a coming out season this year.Playing a complimentary role to Reggie Bush, Bell has has plenty of his own shining moments. He's rushed for over 400 yards so far, including six touchdowns.Bell has bounced around the league quite a bit since entering the league as an undrafted free-agent in 2010. He's been with the Colts, Saints, Eagles and now, the Lions. So, why are we talking about a Detroit runningback? Well, because he was almost a Patriot too.'s Kyle Meinke spoke with Bell, and his story revealed that he was not only almost a Patriot a couple times, but also how five minutes can drastically change the direction of a team and a player's career.But his path to this point has been tortuous, passing through six cities in the first 20 months of his career. A career that had a false start.Bell revealed this week that after he went undrafted out of Wayne State in 2010, New England coach Bill Belichick called him with a contract off...

Lions worked out three more veteran kickers

The Detroit Lions are basically telling David Akers he has one last shot. The Lions have brought in six kickers this week. They have not signed one , but if Akers misses this week, be sure to see one signed next week. @RavensInsider: Lions worked out Shayne Graham, Neil Rackers, Giorgio Tavecchio

The Lions work out ‘Kickalicious’ again on Monday

According to USA Today blog For the Win, the Lions once again tried out YouTube sensation Havard “Kickalicious” Rugland. Rugland, who was on the Lions’ preseason roster before being cut in favor of veteran David Akers, was brought in to Allen Park for another look on Monday along with two other free agent kickers, Olindo Mare and Justin Medlock. Rugland obviously is the name...

Lions LB Lewis suspended under substance policy

Lions linebacker Travis Lewis has been suspended for the final four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. The league announced the suspension Tuesday. The 25-year-old Lewis is in his second season after being drafted in the seventh round in 2012. He's played 25 games for Detroit, with no starts, and his contributions...

Calvin Johnson needs 40 yards to break another Herman Moore record in Detroit

Calvin Johnson needs just 40 more yards to break Herman Moore’s team record for receiving yards in Detroit. “I’m not worried about that,” Johnson said. “Like I say, when the time comes, I’ll know, but it’s not here right now.” He is 40 yards from breaking Herman Moore’s Detroit Lions franchise mark for receiving yards. […]

Ndamukong Suh wants to change his reputation

Ndamukong Suh’s career has been anything but boring. It seems like especially early in his career there was always a story to be written. It escalated with the infamous Evan Dietrich-Smith Thanksgiving fiasco and now Suh is trying to change the reputation he established early in his career. “It’s obviously tainted me and given me a bad rep, and well-deserved in that instance...

Ziggy Ansah proves he's a hit, not a miss

ALLEN PARK, Mich. The general impression of Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah when the Detroit Lions selected him with the No. 5 pick overall last spring was that he was incredibly athletic but probably too raw and needed time to develop. Some called him a "hit or miss" prospect largely because there were unknown factors based on his limited football experience while growing...

Detroit Lions have weapons to burn Philadelphia Eagles

The Detroit Lions have a big game this weekend as they try to keep a one game lead in the NFC North.  Actually from here on out the Lions have nothing but big games if they want to make the playoffs for the second time in three years. That challenge begins this Sunday in Philadelphia against the Eagles. Detroit is capable of knocking off one of the hottest teams in the league...

Kickalicious gets another chance to try out for Lions

Lions kicker David Akers has struggled this season, ranking near the bottom of the league in field goal percentage (75.0 percent). He was bad again last week, missing a 31-yarder in the eventual Lions victory. As such, it wouldn't have been surprising to see the organization bring in kickers this week to try them out and see if any could replace Akers. Like a YouTube sensation...

Reggie Bush ‘Not a Huge Fan’ of Thursday Night Games, Brian Billick Calls Them ‘Mostly Despised’

The NFL has more channels showing more games on more days than ever before. For the average fan, this can be a good thing, but for the players and coaches involved, not so much. Football can be a brutal game, and that perception has increased in recent years as the true toll of the league’s concussion problem becomes clearer. Commissioner Roger Goodell has instituted several...

Lions' Louis Delmas and Calvin Johnson miss practice

The Lions were missing two of their star players from practice on Tuesday.The Detroit Lions have been extremely fortunate with their injury situation. On Tuesday, only wide receiver Calvin Johnson and safety Louis Delmas sat out of practice.Every other active player for the Lions was on the practice field, including cornerback Chris Houston who missed practice and the Thanksgiving...

The "Chip" that counts most against the Lions may not be named "Kelly"...

Everyone's talking about how dominant and obstructive the Detroit Lions' defensive line is... But the cold fact is, the Eagles offense has the know-how and the studied technique to neutralize that DL... it often boils down to how effectively you can "chip 'em"... It's called a "chip block"... It's effectively a double-team block...

Three Bold Predictions for Lions vs. Eagles

Playoff seeds and division crowns are at stake on Sunday. Calvin Johnson and LeSean McCoy are first to come to mind when thinking of difference makers,  as they have been all season. There are sure to be some surprises in this game though. Here, we try and predict what they are. The Eagles defense will limit Matthew Stafford to less than 225 passing yards.The Detroit Lions own...

Lions' injury rumors should be ignored by Eagles as they prepare for Sunday...

Sometimes I think certain NFL teams release injury reports on their star players with the intent of throwing their next opponent off guard. Traditionally you would think you would not want your opponent to know your star player, like wide receiver Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions, is hurting. But the Lions seem to go out of their way to provide every possible detail of Megatron...

Up-tempo Eagles next test for Suh, Lions

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Detroit coach Jim Schwartz offered one obvious antidote to Philadelphia's fast-paced offense, which his Lions will try to contain this weekend. ''Three and out,'' Schwartz said, before adding the obvious qualifier. ''That's easier said than done.'' After a dominating performance on...

Calvin Johnson Latest Test for Eagles Defense

Calvin Johnson has earned the nickname 'Megatron' and represents the Eagles toughest test.  On Sunday the Philadelphia Eagles limited Larry Fitzgerald, at least by Larry Fitzgerald standards. Their reward for their efforts? A showdown with the Detroit Lions and All-World receiver Calvin Johnson this week. Fitzgerald, who is on pace to post close to career-best numbers this...
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