MIKEL LESHOURE NEWS

Broncos Working Out RBs Including Mikel Leshoure

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Denver Broncos are working out a number of free agent running back on Tuesday including former Lions RB Mikel Leshoure. Denver is expected to be without Montee Ball for close to three weeks following a groin injury he suffered during Sunday’s win over the Arizona Cardinals. As of now, the Broncos are expected to move forward with...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions RB Mikel Leshoure Scheduled To Visit With The Colts

  Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that former Lions second-round pick RB Mikel Leshoure is scheduled to visit with the Colts. Leshoure, 24, was entering the final year of his rookie contract and would have made $645,000 for the 2014 season before he was waived by the Lions last weekend. This is the first reported interest in Leshoure since he became available...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Cut Mikel Leshoure; Fate for his Lions’ Tattoo?

Lions Cut Mikel Leshoure; Fate of his Lions’ Tattoo? Mikel Leshoure now a former running back of the Detroit Lions, who had the date he was drafted and a Lions logo tattooed on his arm is no longer an active Lion. This is awkward now……Photo: Mikel Leshoure's Tattoo Of Detroit … The post Lions Cut Mikel Leshoure; Fate for his Lions’ Tattoo? appeared first on Fantasy Football Chick.
Via Fantasy Football Chick
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Leshoure out in Detroit

With Joe Lombardi bringing the Saints’ offense to Detroit, a three-headed tailback monster could be a real possibility — which in theory gave former second-round draft pick Mikel Leshoure a spot in the rotation with Reggie Bush and Joique Bell. While the Lions may still use three tailbacks on a consistent basis, Leshoure won’t be one of them. According to multiple reports...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Cut RB Mikel Leshoure

Mikel Leshoure had been requesting a different in Detroit for some time, and Saturday morning he got a fresh start via being waived. The Lions have informed RB Mikel Leshoure he's being waived. — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) August 30, 2014 Leshoure was a second-round draft pick in Detroit’s 2011 draft class.
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikel Leshoure doesn’t make the cut

In preparation for the 4PM Roster deadline – The Detroit Lions have decided to cut ties with running back Mikel Leshoure. Leshoure never really took off as we anticipated in Detroit, either from lack luster performance, or a string of injuries that prevented him from being on the field. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Leshoure has been informed of the cut....
Via Detroit Sports Nation
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Silas Redd makes Redskins roster, Mikel Leshoure off Lions

The Washington Redskins will keep undrafted rookie running back Silas Redd on their 53-man roster to start the season. Redd racked up 157 yards on 34 carries (4.6 avg) this preseason adding a touchdown and three receptions. The addition of Reed to the roster means that Lache Seastrunk and Chris Thompson have failed to make the team. Another Redskins note of interest is that kicker...
Via Tireball.com
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Waiving RB Mikel Leshoure

  Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Lions have informed RB Mikel Leshoure that he will be waived. LeShoure’s name has come up quite often in recent years as a possible trade candidate, but the Lions now have enough depth at running back where they can move on without the former second-round pick. Leshoure, 24, is entering the final year of his rookie contract...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions cut Mikel Leshoure; Follow Detroit’s cuts here

Today the Detroit Lions began cuts with a big name player getting axed first. Mikel Leshours the teams former draft pick has been given the boot. @davebirkett: The Lions have informed RB Mikel Leshoure he’s being waived. You can track all the Lions cuts here: RB Mikel Leshoure The post Lions cut Mikel Leshoure; Follow Detroit’s cuts here appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Mikel Leshoure find a role in Detroit Lions' backfield?

Since he led the Detroit Lions with 215 carries, 798 yards and nine rushing touchdowns in 2012, running back Mike Leshoure has had two carries for nine yards in the regular season. Leshoure tumbled down the depth chart and landed in the doghouse of former offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. But under a new coaching regime, Leshoure appears to be getting a second and closer look...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2011 Second-Round Picks On Contract Years: Offense

Mikel Leshoure, Lions Running Back (Left)- Draft Position: 57th Overall- Mikel Leshoure missed all of his rookie year with an injury, ran for 800 yards and 9 touchdowns in his sophomore season, and saw just two rushing attempts in 2013. Leshoure is stuck behind Reggie Bush and Joique Bell, who will split carries as one of the league's better halfback tandems. Barring injury,...
Via Football Nation
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikel Leshoure excited to see the field again, whether or not he's trade bait

Mikel Leshoure has received a somewhat surprising number of first-team reps with the Detroit Lions in training camp. He's listed third on the depth chart. And it appears he'll play quite a bit Saturday night when Detroit opens the preseason with a game against the Cleveland Browns (7:30 p.m., WXYZ-TV in Detroit). But Leshoure likely won't be a significant contributor...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Position Preview: The Detroit Lions are loaded at running back

There is no doubt that the Detroit Lions are loaded at the running back position. The majority of the time and carries last year were distributed between Reggie Bush and Joique Bell and if all goes as expected, it should be the same in 2014. The Lions also have former second round pick Mikel Leshoure, who led the team in rushing in 2012 with 798 yards and nine touchdowns and the...
Via cover32 - Lions
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikel Leshoure expects to be more involved in Detroit Lions offense this season

Detroit Lions tailback Mikel Leshoure got just two carries last season, which means there's pretty much no where to go but up. And he anticipates that's exactly what's going to happen. "I can't tell you (what my role will be) during OTAs, but it looks like I'll be involved a little more that last year so far," Leshoure told MLive this week. "As...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikel Leshoure excited to have a chance to play

Lions running back Reggie Bush said last week that the offense being installed by new coordinator Joe Lombardi is “exactly” like the one that the Saints ran before and after Bush was in New Orleans. That makes sense given Lombardi came to Detroit from the Saints and it also makes things a bit more interesting for Bush’s fellow running back Mikel Leshoure. The Saints have made...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikel Leshoure misses two days of Lions minicamp with 'personal issue'

Lions running back Mikel Leshoure participated in the team’s first day of voluntary minicamp, but was nowhere to be seen Wednesday or Thursday. Although he provided little detail, Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday that Leshoure’s absence was due to a personal issue. “He did have a personal issue, let’s put it that way,” Caldwell said after the last practice of the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Have No Plans To Trade RB Mikel LeShoure

  Lions GM Martin Mayhew told reporters on Monday that they have “zero interest” in trading RB Mikel LeShoure this offseason, per Dave Birkett. According to Mayhew, they have had no trade talks with other teams regarding LeShoure who is expected to be a Lion in 2014. LeShoure’s name has come up quite often in recent years as a possible trade candidate given that it appeared...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions links: Cap Space, Mikel Leshoure, Joseph Fauira, and free agent wide recievers

Sean Yuille of prideofdetroit.com talks about the ever changing 2014 NFL salary cap Where are the Detroit Lions ranked based on these projections? They are 22nd in cap space with a projected $10 million to work with when the new league year opens on March 11. This number is based on their current cap commitments for 2014 […]
Via Detroit Sports 360
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions RB Mikel Leshoure not going anywhere just yet

Mikel Leshoure was the Detroit Lions' leading rusher in 2012. He tumbled to fourth on the depth chart last year and touched the ball just twice. He publicly proclaimed he would like an opportunity to play, whether or not that was with the Lions. But he's not going anywhere just yet. Leshoure could be ticketed for a larger role after Detroit hired former Saints quarterbacks...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

New Lions coach means new chance for RB Mikel Leshoure

Don’t discard running back Mikel Leshoure just yet. The Lions certainly aren’t. General manager Martin Mayhew said Friday at the NFL scouting combine a new coaching staff and a new offensive system means Leshoure will have a clean slate coming into 2014. “I think he’s obviously a very talented guy,” Mayhew said. “He did not get a lot of opportunities last year. Our system...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Whether with Lions or not, Mikel Leshoure just wants 'the rock'

As much as anyone, Mikel Leshoure’s future with the Lions is tied to the current regime and whether it returns for a sixth season in Detroit. If Jim Schwartz, Scott Linehan and Co. are back, chances are Leshoure won’t be. He has wasted away on the bench this year and doesn’t fit Linehan’s vision for a running back in his offense. If wholesale changes are made, Leshoure...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Mikel Leshoure Wants To Play For A Team That Will Feed Him The Rock

Mikel Leshoure wants out of Detroit, and right now. Leshoure has been unhappy in Detroit this season, and after the acquisition of Reggie Bush, wanted a trade.  He’s played in three games this season while Reggie Bush, Joique Bell and Theo Riddick have handled the rushing duties for the Lions over the course of the season. Leshoure told the Detroit Free Press that he doesn’t...
Via Thacover2
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Mikel Leshoure Wants To Play For A Team That Will Feed Him The Rock

Mikel Leshoure wants out of Detroit, and right now. Leshoure has been unhappy in Detroit this season, and after the acquisition of Reggie Bush, wanted a trade.  He’s played in three games this season while Reggie Bush, Joique Bell and Theo Riddick have handled the rushing duties for the Lions over the course of the season. Leshoure told the Detroit Free Press that he doesn’t...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Though idle, Lions' Mikel Leshoure believes he has much to offer

Mikel Leshoure’s first three years in the NFL have been like a roller coaster, with far more screams than smiles. But the Lions running back is only 23. “I’ve got plenty of time to show the world what I can do,” he said. A second-round pick in 2011, Leshoure missed his first season after tearing his Achilles tendon in camp, an injury from which he said he didn’t feel...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions quiet as trade deadline passes

ALLEN PARK, Mich. The NFL trade deadline passed Tuesday at 4 p.m., and seldom-used running back Mikel Leshoure remains a Detroit Lion. There had been rumors that the Lions could try to deal Leshoure to acquire a cornerback or receiver. But it was a quiet day throughout the league. Like most teams, the Lions did nothing. A year ago, Leshoure was the clubs starting running back...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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