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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

Lions hire Kelleher as BLESTO scout

Posted June 17, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
The Lions hired Joe Kelleher as the team's BLESTO scout on Friday.

Setting aside worries helped Lions' Logan take off

Posted June 17, 2011 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
Confidence in himself, and some confidence from his new team, went a long way for Lions RS Stefan Logan last season. 

McGinest not exploring a return to NFL

Posted June 12, 2011 @ 1:55 a.m. ET
Former Patriots and Browns OLB Willie McGinest appeared to be interested in returning to the NFL after three years of retirement, but said Saturday that he plans to stay retired.

Report: Lions WR Burleson to have elbow surgery

Posted June 08, 2011 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
Lions WR Nate Burleson will have minor surgery on his right elbow, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

Hall of Fame RB Johnson dies at age 81

Posted June 04, 2011 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
Hall of Fame RB John Henry Johnson died Friday in Tracy, Calif., at the age of 81. He played for the 49ers, Lions, Steelers and Oilers during his career.

Lions add Brandon Fisher to coaching staff

Posted May 26, 2011 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
The Lions have added Brandon Fisher to their staff as an assistant to the defensive coaching staff.

Lions employees to take furloughs

Posted May 23, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Employees of the Lions began two-week furloughs on Monday, the Detroit News reported.

Readers would like to see Lions on 'Hard Knocks'

Posted May 23, 2011 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
PFW's readers would love to see the Lions on this year's edition of HBO's documentary series "Hard Knocks," which gives viewers an inside look at an NFL team during training camp.

Lions' Cherilus has Week One as goal

Posted May 21, 2011 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
Lions ORT Gosder Cherilus, who had microfracture surgery in December, believes he can return to the field by Week One.

Lockout limbo: Lions report

Posted May 19, 2011 @ 9:40 a.m. ET
The Lions need to get Matthew Stafford back under center again, and they can't wait to find out what they have with all of their talent on the defensive line.

Lions could part ways with Williams, Johnson

Posted May 07, 2011 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
Second-round WR Titus Young has become the instant odds-on favorite to win the slot WR spot, adding even more speed and explosiveness to the Lions' offense.

Readers: Lions had best draft among NFC teams

Posted May 05, 2011 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Respondents to a PFW poll question asking which NFC team did the best in the 2011 NFL draft decidedly picked the Lions.

Lions turn attention to DBs, linebackers

Posted May 01, 2011 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
In the afterglow of the Lions' draft, in which they added some very talented players, especially in Rounds One and Two, there was this reality: They still need help in the back seven on defense.

Fantasy outlook: WR Titus Young

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:28 p.m. ET
The fantasy prospects for the Lions appear very good. But right now, you have to consider Titus Young a No. 5 receiver for fantasy purposes at best.

Which team did best in the first three rounds?

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:25 p.m. ET
With the first three rounds of the NFL draft in the books, PFW editors make their pick for which team, including the Saints, that has had the best draft thus far.

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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