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Joique Bell, Lions reach two-year contract extension

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The Lions are poised to sign one the top prospective restricted free agents of 2014 to a new contract.

Adam Caplan of ESPN reports running back Joique Bell has come to terms on a two-year, $7 million contract extension with Detroit.

The deal contains $4.3 million in guarantees, Caplan reports.

Bell’s versatility has suited him well in a pass-happy Detroit offense. The 27-year-old Wayne State product rushed for 650 yards and eight TDs on 166 carries and added 53 receptions for 547 yards in 2013.

Bell and Reggie Bush look likely to again be the Lions’ top tailbacks in 2014.

UPDATE 1:44 p.m. ET: According to Caplan, the new two-year contract for Bell covers 2015 and 2016, and he will take his one-year RFA tender for 2014.

Bell’s total compensation for the next three years is $9.3 million, according to Tim Twentyman of

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10 Responses to “Joique Bell, Lions reach two-year contract extension”
  1. scrummymustard says: Mar 11, 2014 1:21 PM

    3 year $9.3 mil is the correct terms

  2. wisconsinhillfolk says: Mar 11, 2014 1:22 PM

    Well done, gentlemen! Now get the big fella inked and let’s get back to the Playoffs this season!

  3. lionsblood73 says: Mar 11, 2014 1:24 PM

    Awesome!! Well deserved for such a class act!

  4. ziggystheansah says: Mar 11, 2014 1:26 PM

    Amazing extension. Bell is a great runner, and when Bush is coming out to rest we still get that receiving presence out of the backfield. They truly are a great tandem, so happy to see Joique Bell resign with us

  5. branbeezy says: Mar 11, 2014 1:32 PM

    He earned it, good job.

  6. scmems07 says: Mar 11, 2014 1:35 PM

    that’s a bargain, he would start for a lot of teams. he is a good player.

  7. aurelh23 says: Mar 11, 2014 1:45 PM


    His EXTENSION is 2 years for $7 million but thats on top of the tender offer he received last night for 1 year at $2.3 million for the 2014 season.

    Technically both right lol

  8. jtm18113 says: Mar 11, 2014 1:53 PM

    yet another Bills cast-off makes good.

  9. lions4lo says: Mar 11, 2014 1:55 PM

    Good job, Lions! Now stay healthy Joique!

  10. csiegert4 says: Mar 11, 2014 2:39 PM

    He’s as good as Reggie getting much, much less…Lions screw one up, make up for it with another.

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