Aug 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure (25) celebrates after win against New England Patriots at Ford Field. Lions won 40-9. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure 'very open' to being traded


Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure has fallen behind both Reggie Bush and Joique Bell on the depth chart and is more than open to being traded, this according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Lions RB Mikel Leshoure has accepted role as backup. But he’s wide open to being traded to a team that would rely on him more.

It’s likely no coincidence that Leshoure brought up the idea of a trade as teams like the Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants look for running back help.

As a rookie in 2012, Leshoure looked like a feature back though after a devastating ACL injury, he’s looked like a shell of the player who ran for nine touchdowns in his freshman campaign.

The Lions don’t have much use for Leshoure, especially since he’s not proven to be overly effective on special teams, though I’d imagine the price would have to be right considering the injury history of Reggie Bush.

We’ll see just how ‘accepting’ Leshoure is of his ‘backup’ role if he’s not moved by the trade deadline.

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