Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell (35) carries the ball during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency Rumors: Detroit Lions, Joique Bell working on long term deal


The Detroit Lions have already expressed their desire to bring restricted free agent running back Joique Bell back to the team in 2014.

The Lions apparently like Bell enough to sign him to a long-term deal.

According to a report from Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press, the Lions are trying to re-sign Bell before free agency officially begins.

Bell went undrafted out of Wayne State in 2010. He joined the Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles (twice), Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints before finally finding a home with the Lions late in the 2011 season.

Last season, Bell rushed for 650 yards and eight touchdowns on 166 carries and had 547 yards on 53 receptions.

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