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Implications of Le’Veon Bell’s pending suspension for Pittsburgh Steelers

Le’Veon Bell’s latest miscue has Steelers Nation collectively going “oh no, not again.”  Earlier today, the news broke that Bell is facing a four game suspension for missing a drug test.  If the ban sticks, it would be Bell’s second drug-related suspension since entering the league.  He missed the first two games in 2015 due to charges of marijuana possession and...
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5 days ago

2016 Detroit Lions training camp battles: Who will emerge as the Lions’ second running back?

The Detroit Lions need someone to take Joique Bell’s spot on the roster. Who will it be? In 2015, the Detroit Lions heavily relied on two running backs to carry the ball. Ameer Abdullah and Joique Bell combined for 233 rushes — or 66 percent — of the Lions’ 354 rushing attempts last season. Abdullah returns this year to improve upon his rookie performance, but the Lions released...
Via Pride of Detroit
6 days ago

Joique Bell turned down pay cut proposal from Lions

Veteran NFL running back Joique Bell was released by the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, but not before the team made him an offer to stick around. On Saturday night, Bell hinted to reporters that the Lions asked him to take a pay cut. “The NFL is a crazy business,” he said, per Justin Rogers of “You never know. The Lions made me an offer. I thought I did what was best...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

For the Lions, Joique Bell had to go

The Joique Bell era with the Detroit Lions is over. Tuesday the team announced that they had cut the five-year veteran and Detroit native, a move that really should have surprised no one, including Bell himself. With Bell no longer on the books, Bob Quinn and the Lions saved themselves $2.5 million in cap space heading into next season. You combine that with Rashean Mathis announcing...
Via The Majors Detroit
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Lions RB gets pep talk from mom before each game

Joique Bell filled Reggie Bush’s shoes quite well Sunday, rushing for 74 yards and a touchdown in the Detroit Lions 17-3 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. But his biggest highlight came after the game in an emotional interview, where he passionately talked about pep talks he has with his mother before every game that give him motivation and energy. “I said, ‘Mom, we believe...
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions re-sign running back Joique Bell

The Detroit Lions rewarded running back Joique Bell on Tuesday with a three-year contract worth around $9 million. Close to half of that money is guaranteed. "I feel so many different emotions going through my body right now," Bell said in a quote posted by the Lions. "I don't know whether to laugh, cry, hug my mom or grab my son." Bell, a Benton Harbor (Mich.) native, was undrafted...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Addressing salary-cap issues

Louis Delmas The Detroit Lions saved $11.5 million toward next year’s salary cap by releasing wide receiver Nate Burleson and safety Louis Delmas. Still with hopes of reaching a long-term deal with Ndamukong Suh, Thursday’s moves put the Lions more than $5 million under the projected cap of $126 million. Pro Football Talk reported that the Lions still have interest in Delmas...
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Mock draft; Rounds 1-3

As expected, an abundance of mock drafts and prospect-rating lists have emerged upon the conclusion of Super Bowl XLVIII. Fans around the league will have to wait a little longer than usual to see who their team’s will select in the 2014 NFL Draft, which will take place on May 8-10. This only means that there is even more time for teams, fans, and experts alike to change their...
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions' Bell rings NASDAQ bell

He went from Broadway Joique to NASDAQ Bell in a matter of hours. After appearing in the Broadway play, Rock of Ages, the previous night, Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell continued his tour of the Big Apple on Thursday. Bell got to ring the opening bell for the NASDAQ stock market in the morning and then made the rounds at the Super Bowl's Radio Row. "I'm enjoying myself,"...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Set to hire Joe Lombardi as offensive coordinator

Joe Lombardi at Saints’ practice (Photo credit: Sean Gardner/ Getty Images) At roughly 9 o’clock on Tuesday morning, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported that the Detroit Lions will hire Joe Lombardi as their new offensive coordinator. Lombardi has spent the past five seasons working closely with Drew Brees as the New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach. Lombardi, grandson of...
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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