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Mikel Leshoure

Mikel Leshoure - #25 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 233 lbs.
Birthday 03/30/1990
Birthplace Champaign, IL
College Illinois
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 2nd round, 25th pick by Lions

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
215 798 9

Report: Lions' Berry arrested for DUI

Posted June 26, 2012 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
Lions CB Aaron Berry was arrested on DUI and other driving charges in Harrisburg, Pa. on Saturday morning, WXYZ-TV reported Tuesday.

Lions add veteran S Jones

Posted June 25, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
The Lions signed former Buccaneers S Sean Jones to a one-year deal on Monday.

Kowalski wins PFWA McCann Award

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
The late Tom Kowalski, who was a Lions beat reporter for over three decades, won the PFWA 2012 Dick McCann Award.

Lions add Archer to compete with rookie QB Moore

Posted June 21, 2012 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed QB R.J. Archer and released WR Troy Burrell. Archer is expected to compete with undrafted rookie Kellen Moore.

Will Lions' RB depth hold up?

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Do the Lions have enough RB depth? That won't be answered until the season plays out, but on paper, the Lions' RB group looks solid.

Lions RB Leshoure suspended two games

Posted June 13, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Lions RB Mikel Leshoure was suspended two games and docked an additional two game checks for violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse.

Lions add WR Dillard

Posted June 11, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
The Lions agreed to terms on a one-year contract with WR Jarett Dillard, according to the team’s website.

Lions' Fairley apologizes after arrests

Posted June 08, 2012 @ 9:17 a.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley, arrested twice since April, apologized Friday on his Facebook page.

Warrant issued for former Lions WR Rogers

Posted June 07, 2012 @ 11:07 a.m. ET
A bench warrant has been issued for former Lions WR Charles Rogers after he didn't attend a court hearing.

Lions' Best confident about return from concussion

Posted June 04, 2012 @ 9 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best anticipates being cleared for training camp after a second concussion ended his 2011 season. 

Lions agree to terms with WR Stovall

Posted June 04, 2012 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The Lions agreed to a new one-year deal for UFA WR Maurice Stovall, according to the team’s website.

Best NFL offense: Saints or Lions?

Posted June 01, 2012 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The Saints and Lions face off in the finals of PFW's "In the Trenches" bracket to decide the best offense in the NFL.

Fairley's off-field incidents a primary concern

Posted June 01, 2012 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley has looked the part in OTAs. But his off-field concerns are the story right now.

Lions DT Fairley faces June 28 arraignment

Posted May 30, 2012 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley, arrested Sunday for attempting to elude police and DUI, will be arraigned in Mobile (Ala.) County Court on June 28, the county’s circuit clerk said.

Lions WR Young practices, releases statement

Posted May 29, 2012 @ 9:42 a.m. ET
Lions WR Titus Young, who reportedly returned to practice Tuesday, released a statement regarding his absence from last week’s OTAs. 

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 23, 2012
Leshoure ran for 46 yards and one score on 15 attempts Saturday in a 31-18 loss to Atlanta.||||||| Leshoure is up to 741 yards as a rookie heading into a Week 17 matchup with the Bears.
Posted Nov. 05, 2012
Leshoure ran for 70 yards and three touchdowns as the Lions turned in their most complete victory of the season, 31-14 over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.||||||| Leshoure scored on runs of 7, 1 and 8 yards, becoming the first back in franchise history to run for three touchdowns in the first half. Not even Hall of Famer Barry Sanders accomplished that feat.
Posted Sept. 23, 2012
The Detroit Lions are starting Leshoure at running back against the Tennessee Titans in his first NFL game after a torn left Achilles tendon wiped out his rookie season and a two-game suspension delayed his second.||||||| Leshoure was a second-round draft pick out of Illinois in 2011, and he is starting Sunday instead of Kevin Smith.
Posted Aug. 15, 2012
Leshoure is back at practice after recovering from a right hamstring injury.||||||| Leshoure has missed most of training camp because of the injury, but he was on the field Wednesday with the team. The Lions could use a healthy Leshoure because running back Jahvid Best is still out with concussion problems.
Posted June 13, 2012
Leshoure was suspended for two games without pay Wednesday and will have to give up two more game checks for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. He can participate in training camp and preseason games while suspended before being eligible on Monday, Sept. 17, to be on the roster. The Lions likely will have two more players punished by the league. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested twice and offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath had one run-in with the law.||||||| Leshoure pleaded guilty to marijuana possession in May after police discovered him with pot in his mouth during a traffic stop in southwestern Michigan. That happened on March 12, less than a month after police in a different Berrien County community say they caught Leshoure with marijuana. Detroit drafted the former Illinois standout in the second round last year and he missed his rookie season because he tore his left Achilles tendon in training camp.

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