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Joique Bell “feeling 100 percent” after knee injury

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The Lions practiced without running back Joique Bell during OTAs and minicamp as Bell made his way back from a knee injury, but it doesn’t look like they’ll have to go without him when training camp opens later this month.

Bell, who signed a three-year extension with the team this offseason, received clearance to start running at full speed two weeks ago. Bell says that has gone well and that he will report to camp a few days early to make sure all remains well with the knee, but he doesn’t have much doubt that he’s fit enough to get back on the field.

“I’m feeling 100 percent,” Bell said, via MLive.com. “I’m feeling great.”

What role he’ll play with Reggie Bush and Theo Riddick also in the picture is a bit unclear, but Bell’s 1,197 combined rushing and receiving yards and that new contract should make it a prominent one.

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13 Responses to “Joique Bell “feeling 100 percent” after knee injury”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 8, 2014 2:21 PM

    The player with the most carries by the end of the season could be the guy with the lowest fumbling rate. Hold on to the ball and gash for yardage. We need players that can do both. Dancing and posturing is optional and need not be a priority.

  2. Getoffmylawn! says: Jul 8, 2014 2:21 PM

    Bush and Riddick should do well backing up Bell again this year. He’s the best RB they have.

  3. floratiotime says: Jul 8, 2014 2:25 PM

    Of course he’s 100% … everyone always is. I bet his recovery was ahead of schedule too.

  4. staffordcalvinbush says: Jul 8, 2014 2:29 PM

    Gotta hand it to Mayhew and FO. 2 years ago our RB situation was in shambles. Now we have one of the best RB tandems in the league. Bush and Bell combined for 2700 rush/rec yds last season.

    Protecting the ball is what they need to improve on.

    Ebron, clowney, barr, gilbert> mack

  5. mortalkondek says: Jul 8, 2014 2:44 PM

    The Pride of Wayne State!

  6. jjackwagon says: Jul 8, 2014 3:13 PM

    So he’s 100% back? McFragile needs to take lessons from this guy.

  7. TheDPR says: Jul 8, 2014 3:14 PM

    New coaches don’t care what you did last year. If they like Riddick, then Bell is in danger of falling into the Mark Ingram role on that offense. That would be unfortunate because he’s worked his way into the league and onto the field after going undrafted.

    I like the kid but if the new offense is modeled after the Saints then no single back is going to dominate carries or touches. They may be successful on the field but avoid in fantasy.

  8. buzzardpointlookout says: Jul 8, 2014 3:27 PM

    This kid’s story is fantastic. Easily my favorite Lion.

  9. brokebackbrees says: Jul 8, 2014 3:49 PM

    Come to Green Bay!! After Suh ends Rodgers career, you will be best player on our team!!

  10. rnine99 says: Jul 8, 2014 3:55 PM

    I’ts been so much easier to be a Lions fan these last couple years. Great recruiting classes and amazing choices for asst coaches. Hopefully they can put it all together this year!

  11. calvinthegreat81 says: Jul 8, 2014 7:17 PM

    Love this guys story. Expecting huge season this year!!!

  12. bassslaper says: Jul 8, 2014 11:28 PM

    Bell is their best RB. Reggie is a fumble machine and still isn’t over Kim K.

    Matt Stafford will need this guy. Calvin can’t carry the team, especially with Marshall and Jeffery being the biggest threat in the NFCN, when it comes to the passing game. Stafford is the 3rd best starting QB in the NFCN.
    Teddy Bridgewater might have something to say about that.

    Lions stay in the pit they have been in for years….again this season. Caldwell sunk the Colts and won’t help the already been sunk, Lions.

  13. garrison1981 says: Jul 9, 2014 2:48 AM

    They need to get Leshoure involved even if they feel the other 3 are our guys! Show his value n try n trade him! If he shows good upside in preseason maybe mid-late pick that next year can be packaged n slide up!

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