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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

Patriots sign LB Carpenter

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed former first-round pick LB Bobby Carpenter on Thursday. The former Lion was an unrestricted free agent.

Detroit Lions

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
Here are the Detroit Lions top three needs going into the draft, subject to any free-agent signings it may make before then.

NFC North draft needs

Posted April 04, 2012 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
As several teams in the division look to draft a cornerback early, highly rated LSU CB Morris Claiborne is a possibility, if he's still available.

Report: Arrest of Lions' Leshoure his second in a month

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
Lions RB Mikel Leshoure's arrest March 12 was actually his second arrest in a one-month period on marijuana charges, the Detroit Free Press is reporting.

Lions' Fairley arrested on drug charge

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley was arrested on second-degree marijuana charges in Alabama after police pulled him over for speeding.

Warrants out for ex-Lions WR Rogers

Posted March 31, 2012 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
Police in Saginaw, Mich., are seeking former NFL WR Charles Rogers, as they have two warrants for his arrest.

Lions re-sign RB Smith

Posted March 27, 2012 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
The Lions re-signed RB Kevin Smith to a one-year deal on Tuesday.

Lions mostly intact after early stages of free agency

Posted March 23, 2012 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
The Lions’ 2012 free-agency strategy can broadly be described as “holding their position.”

Lions sign three to one-year deals

Posted March 22, 2012 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed DE Everette Brown, LB Ashlee Palmer and TE Will Heller, all to one-year deals. 

Lions re-sign LB Tulloch

Posted March 20, 2012 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Lions have re-signed LB Stephen Tulloch to a five-year deal, keeping one of the team's top defenders in place.

Report: Lions sign CB Lacey, re-sign DL Fluellen

Posted March 20, 2012 @ noon ET
The Lions signed Colts CB Jacob Lacey and re-signed DL Andre Fluellen, the Lions' official website reported Tuesday.

Lions re-sign OT Backus, QB Hill

Posted March 17, 2012 @ 9:24 p.m. ET
The Lions have re-signed two of their unrestricted free agents, OLT Jeff Backus and backup QB Shaun Hill, according to multiple sources.

Johnson's value to Lions made extension a wise move

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The numbers are staggering, but the Lions had every reason to want to sign Calvin Johnson long-term, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Megatron gets megadeal from Lions

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
The Lions have agreed to a new contract with WR Calvin Johnson that makes him the highest-paid receiver in the NFL.

Lions release TE Heller

Posted March 12, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
The Lions released TE Will Heller on Monday. He was going to count more than $1 million against the cap in 2012.

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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