Joe Lombardi on using Reggie Bush and Joique Bell: "I see these guys kind of having a split role and both being very productive."
Detroit News "General manager Martin Mayhew made it clear how important running back Joique Bell was to the offense moving forward into the Jim Caldwell era. On Tuesday, about three hours before the free agent signing period was to begin, he proved it. Bell, the Wayne State product, agreed to a deal that..." March 12
Michigan Live "Joique Bell will be in a Detroit Lions uniform next season, with or without a long-term contract. General manager Martin Mayhew said Detroit plans to tender the 28-year-old tailback, who is a restricted free agent, if a deal cannot be reached. "He's going to be here," Mayhew said Friday..." February 22
Michigan Live "Barry Sanders was a thrill to watch during his Hall of Fame career with the Detroit Lions. But here's an interesting question. Who does Sanders enjoy watching run the football these days? Turns out he's a big fan of Joique Bell. "I think we're definitely lucky to have Joique," Sanders..." February 07
Michigan Live "Joique Bell is a restricted free agent, but has no desire to leave the Detroit Lions. "I do understand I'm a free agent, and I understand how the business works," Bell said Wednesday night after performing on Broadway in New York. "I would like to just bypass all this and sign a long-term deal...." January 31
Bell also said he wants a long-term deal and not a restricted tag. He said there's mutual interest on both sides for that.
Michigan Live "Joique Bell didn't go to USC. He didn't win a Heisman Trophy. He didn't even date Kim Kardashian. In other words, Bell is not Reggie Bush. But while he might not have the same kind of public profile, nor the same kind of contract -- in fact, he's a restricted free agent -- Bell just might..." January 09
Detroit News "When the Lions signed running back Joique Bell late in the 2011 season, he remembers a reporter asking if he thought he could stick with his hometown team. In the two years since, the Benton Harbor native and former Wayne State star has done nothing but impress, and after 1,197 yards from..." January 05
Detroit Free Press "If Reggie Bush has 27 receiving yards in today’s season finale at Minnesota, he and Joique Bell would accomplish something no other running back tandem in NFL history has done. They would both finish the season with at least 500 yards rushing and 500 yards receiving. Bell has been nothing..." December 29
Detroit Free Press "Joique Bell didn’t want to talk about his bruised ribs after practice Friday so he grabbed a black marker and a blank sheet of paper and he wrote about them instead. How do you feel one reporter asked? “Good” Bell wrote. Have you ever played with a flak jacket on for protection? “Ask..." October 19
Detroit News "Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan doesn’t recall the exact moment but he said there was a point last year where running back Joique Bell combined his talent hunger and ridiculously strong legs to become an NFL running back. Bell said the light came on so to speak as soon as he made the..." September 28
Leshoure has been working 2nd in RB rotation today. Joique Bell did first 2 days of camp most of spring
Detroit Free Press "He had to scrap and claw his way onto five NFL teams and three practice squads before getting his first real look last year with the Detroit Lions, so being the forgotten man in a crowded backfield is nothing new for Joique Bell. But while Bell has flown under most people’s radars this..." June 15
Detroit Free Press "Joique Bell has gone with his sister, Ambie Bell-Clayton, a few dozen times to her dialysis treatments in the 6½ years since she was diagnosed with kidney failure. And as hard as it to watch his best friend sit in a sterile room with tubes running to and from her arm, those are some of the best..." June 02