The Lions haven’t had a very good return on their investment of a 2011 second-round draft pick in running back Mikel Leshoure. His rookie year was wiped out by a training camp injury, and although he showed some promise in 2012, gaining 798 yards, the Lions seem ready to move on with Reggie Bush as their starting running back and Joique Bell as their backup.
So it might make sense for the Lions to get a little return on their investment by trading Leshoure. And in the Colts, they may have the right trade partner.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Leshoure would welcome a trade, and the Colts would make a lot of sense as the destination after owner Jim Irsay said his team will make a move to acquire a running back after Vick Ballard’s season-ending injury.
As long as Bush and Bell are healthy, the Lions aren’t going to get much out of Leshoure anyway. If the Colts are willing to give up anything of value for him, that would have to be viewed as a good move for the Lions.