Joique Bell RUMORS & NEWS

  • Joique Bell says he turned down offer to stay with Lions, doesn't rule out future return

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions provided Joique Bell an opportunity to stay with the team, presumably at a reduced salary. He wasn't interested. "The NFL is a crazy business," Bell told reporters Saturday night. "You never know. The Lions made me an offer. I thought I did what was best for my career. I ended..." February 21

  • Detroit Lions release RB Joique Bell

    Michigan Live "Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn made his first significant roster cut this offseason, releasing running back Joique Bell on Tuesday. Bell, a Benton Harbor native who played his college ball at Wayne State, found his way back to Detroit at the end of the 2011 season when the Lions..." February 16

  • Lions' Joique Bell drops $250 on London Uber ride

    Sporting News "Traveling overseas is rarely cheap, but a group of Lions wanted to do it right during their day off in London before Sunday's matchup against the Chiefs. Veteran running back Joique Bell and a group of teammates spent the day in London shopping, eating and exploring before Bell shelled out 166..." October 28

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    Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

    No Pettigrew or Bell at open portion of practice. Doesn't look good for Mon. night. Levy practiced for 3rd practice. Ansah also practiced.

  • Bell's ankle may open door for Lions rookie Zenner to play

    Detroit Free Press "Life in the NFL is much different for Zach Zenner than it was at tiny South Dakota State. The trips are easier for one, with no more 16-hour bus rides to Western Illinois. The accommodations are nicer. "I'm always happy about the beds," he said. And game days are quieter. After nearly..." October 03

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    Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

    RB Joique Bell misses practice with an ankle injury. Could we see more Ameer Abdullah this week?

  • Lions RB Joique Bell's main goal right now is to get healthy

    ESPN "Joique Bell has spent the majority of the past two weeks during Detroit Lions practices running off on the side. While the rest of his teammates go through individual drills, Bell lines up between orange cones and does a variety of sprints and lateral maneuvers. He’s still on the physically..." August 24

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    Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

    Joique Bell is progressing nicely. Sprinting, cutting and doing cone drills off to the side. Doesn't look like it'll be much longer on PUP

  • Lions' Bell out, but getting help from the dark side?

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell sat out practice after being placed on the physically-unable-to-perform list last week. He tried to make the most of being limited to standing on the sideline. Bell wore an oxygen-restriction mask during practice and while he spoke with reporters, who had a..." August 04

  • Lions not sure when Joique Bell will be ready to practice

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions placed running back Joique Bell on the physically unable to perform list to open training camp after an offseason that saw Bell undergo surgeries on both his knee and Achilles, but they aren’t concerned about Bell falling behind in the offense. Coach Jim Caldwell said that Bell..." August 02

  • Lions' Joique Bell: I'd be surprised if I don't rush for 1,200 yards

    Michigan Live "Joique Bell isn't worried about the knee injury that has sidelined him for the entirety of this offseason. He isn't worried about the Achilles either. He really, really isn't. Bell is so confident about this season, in fact, that he's predicting he'll become the second Detroit Lions running..." June 30

  • Lions RB Joique Bell had minor knee, Achilles surgeries

    Detroit Free Press "Joique Bell underwent minor surgery to clean up his knee and Achilles tendon last week, but the Detroit Lions' leading rusher is expected to return in time for organized off-season workouts. Bell posted a picture on Instagram Thursday of him in a hospital bed and gown indicating he underwent..." January 21

  • Lions' Bell develops rhythm, takes over as No. 1 RB

    Detroit Free Press "It took 14 games, but the Lions finally acknowledged what most have seen all year: Joique Bell, not Reggie Bush, is their No. 1 running back. "Well, certainly lately," offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said. "Every game develops at a different rate. The game plan kind of comes out in a certain..." December 20

  • Patience with run game pays off for Joique Bell, Lions

    Detroit News "Through most of Sunday's game, the Lions' run game struggled against the Buccaneers' formidable front, anchored by tackle Gerald McCoy. Midway through the fourth quarter, the Lions had gained just 52 yards on 22 carries, leaning more on the passing game, with quarterback Matthew Stafford..." December 08

  • Bush, Bell remain hopeful they can play vs. Vikings

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions running backs Reggie Bush and Joique Bell are dealing with injuries and both offered little update on their health status Monday. But both remained hopeful they could play this week at Minnesota and were upbeat when they spoke with reporters. Bush suffered an ankle injury and did..." October 07

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    Michael Rothstein @mikerothstein

    Joique Bell was in the locker room today but has not yet been cleared from concussion protocol. #Lions

  • Joique Bell says he's 'feeling 100 percent'

    Pride Of Detroit "Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell was unable to take part in the team's OTAs and mandatory minicamp because of a knee injury. His absence was precautionary more than anything, but it was still a bit concerning that he had an injury related to the tendinitis he dealt with last season. The..." July 08

  • Lions RB Joique Bell (knee) might not be back until training camp

    Michigan Live "Joique Bell has more passes than carries this offseason, and that will continue to be the case for the immediate future. The Detroit Lions tailback hasn't participated in any of the first five OTAs due to an injured knee, and isn't optimistic about his chances of appearing in next week's final..." May 29

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Joe Lombardi on using Reggie Bush and Joique Bell: "I see these guys kind of having a split role and both being very productive."

  • Lions sign RB Joique Bell to 3-year, $9.17 million contract

    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

  • Lions say Joquie Bell will be back in 2014 ‘no matter what’

    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

  • Barry Sanders a big fan of Detroit Lions' Joique Bell

    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

  • Joique Bell wants long-term contract with Detroit Lions

    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

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    Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

    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.

  • Joique Bell could push Reggie Bush for starting job if he re-signs with Lions

    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

  • Free agent Joique Bell's value has peaked, but he hopes to stay with Lions

    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

  • Lions running backs Reggie Bush, Joique Bell could set NFL benchmark today

    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

  • Lions' RB Joique Bell writes that he was still in pain but has improved 'a lot'

    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

  • Strong legs carry Joique Bell to key role with Lions' offense

    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

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Leshoure has been working 2nd in RB rotation today. Joique Bell did first 2 days of camp most of spring

  • Lions' Jim Schwartz impressed by RB Joique Bell

    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

  • Lions' Joique Bell admires, supports ailing sister

    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