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Colts expected to take a look at Mikel Leshoure


The Colts lost Vick Ballard for the season to an Achilles injury, leaving them with Trent Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw as the top choices to tote the ball when the team decides to keep it on the ground.

Given Richardson’s piddling production last year and Bradshaw’s injury history, it might not be the worst idea for the Colts to shore up the back end of their depth chart. Dan Herron and Zurlon Tipton currently occupy the bottom rungs, but former Lion Mikel Leshoure could work his way into the mix.

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that Leshoure is scheduled to work out for the team at some point this week. Leshoure, who led Detroit in rushing in 2012 before being relegated to the bench in 2013, was waived as the Lions dropped to 53 players and there haven’t been other reports of interest in his services.

It’s not the first time the Colts have been linked to Leshoure. There was word of trade inquiries last season before they made the deal with Cleveland to acquire Richardson. We can’t know whether such a trade would have been more successful in 2013, but it surely would have cost Indy less than the first-round pick they sent to the Browns.

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12 Responses to “Colts expected to take a look at Mikel Leshoure”
  1. tvjules says: Sep 4, 2014 3:57 PM

    This would be a good move. However, an even better one would be to put decent o-linemen in front.

  2. 4thquartermagic says: Sep 4, 2014 3:57 PM

    Colts collecting RB busts now?

    Who’s their RB coach? Maurice Clarett?

  3. timmmah10 says: Sep 4, 2014 4:08 PM

    Zurlon Tipton Great name, better alma mater.

  4. itssocoldinthed says: Sep 4, 2014 4:08 PM

    He’s better than Richardson. No joke

  5. Stupid Lions Fan says: Sep 4, 2014 4:11 PM

    You’re better off with Trent. Trust me on this one.

  6. pats3rings says: Sep 4, 2014 4:17 PM

    Trent Richardson will rush for 1,000 yards this year and 8 TD’s…… Lock it up!

  7. 25yearindyfan says: Sep 4, 2014 4:27 PM

    T-rich for 1,000 yards? Maybe 1,000 yards lost. Dude gets dropped by first person that touches him every run. Sadly it’s usually the right guard.

  8. jacobmcbride1 says: Sep 4, 2014 4:41 PM

    Leshoure is terrible, he is an overweight plodder who runs with poor pad level and is soft, he has terrible vision and never hits the hole without stutter stepping, a complete lost cause, you are sadly mistaken if you think he is better than Trent Richardson

  9. craniator says: Sep 4, 2014 4:43 PM

    “Richardson’s piddling production . . .” I like it.

  10. blockedshotnyr says: Sep 4, 2014 5:13 PM

    “runs with poor pad level and is soft, he has terrible vision and never hits the hole without stutter stepping”


    Your description of Leshoure is oddly similar to how I would describe a current Colts running back.

  11. jharmon64 says: Sep 4, 2014 6:19 PM

    Leshoure can really run the ball.

    He’s got a lot of off the field issues though.

  12. brokebackbrees says: Sep 4, 2014 6:42 PM

    Detroit should have hosed the colts for a draft pick.

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