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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 acquire OG Sims from Seattle

Posted April 05, 2010 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
The Seahawks and Lions completed two trades on Monday, sending OG Rob Sims to Detroit in the more noteworthy of the two deals.

Schwartz: Lions not out of Pacman hunt

Posted March 25, 2010 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Unemployed CB Pacman Jones recently worked out in New Orleans for a handful of teams, and the Lions remain one of the clubs interested in his services.

Lions' second draft pick extremely important

Posted March 19, 2010 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
There is no question that what the Lions do with their first pick will have a lot to say about the overall success of their draft haul. But their second choice very well could be a starter.

Niners trade Hill to Lions

Posted March 14, 2010 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
The 49ers have traded QB Shaun Hill to the Lions for a seventh-round draft pick in 2011, the Sacramento Bee reports, citing a league source.

Lions trade for Falcons CB Houston; sign Wade

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
The Lions traded a sixth-round pick in April’s draft for Falcons CB Chris Houston and signed former Rams CB Jonathan Wade.

Lions re-sign TE Heller, release DE White

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
The busy Lions re-signed TE Will Heller today and released DE Dewayne White.

Early winners and losers in free agency

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the teams that have spent the most wisely to this point and which ones overextended themselves after the first weekend of free agency.

Lions start remake of defense

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
In the course of 24 hours, the Lions made two moves to help bolster their defense, starting with the front four.

Lions continue overhaul with DE Vanden Bosch

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
Reports say that the Lions have made yet another strong offseason move, signing Titans DE Kyle Vanden Bosch to a contract Friday morning.

First free-agent signing: Burleson to Lions

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 2:54 a.m. ET
The Lions have signed UFA WR Nate Burleson to a five-year, $25 million contract, with $11 million guaranteed, within hours of the 12:01 a.m. ET Friday start of the free-agent signing period.

NFC North team needs

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
The Lions need an explosive running back, and Kevin Smith, who was never that guy, is coming back from a torn ACL. PFW continues its examination of the needs of each NFL team, this time looking at the NFC North.

Schwartz evasive on Culpepper's Lions future

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz shied away from a question about the status of unrestricted free-agent QB Daune Culpepper and his standing with the team.

Lions grant DE DeVries his release

Posted Feb. 23, 2010 @ 4 p.m. ET
DE Jared DeVries asked the Lions for his release to get a head start on free agency, and the Lions gave it to him. But they say they would like him to return.

Lions won't use 3-4 defense next season

Posted Feb. 19, 2010 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
You can forget about the idea that the Lions could use a 3-4 defense next season. Head coach Jim Schwartz told PFW that it just isn't going to happen.

Lions' Schwartz knows what he's doing

Posted Feb. 16, 2010 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz is adamant in standing behind his young players, most notably Matthew Stafford, and he's very wise to do so.

Schwartz: Lions' Stafford healing very well

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz told PFW last week that QB Matthew Stafford is healing well following arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in December.

Lions could use 'extra' linebackers more

Posted Jan. 20, 2010 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
The Lions are not expected to make wholesale scheme changes on defense, but there could be a way to enhance the productivity of the unit using parts that already are on the roster.

Lions expecting far more from Derrick Williams

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
The Lions hit on several draft picks as playing time for youth was readily available this season, but third-round WR Derrick Williams was a disappointment.

Stanton wants chance to be Lions' backup QB

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
QB Drew Stanton felt as if he was railroaded by media members as the Lions cleaned out their lockers this week and stresses he wants to remain in Detroit.

Lions' Cherilus facing crucial offseason

Posted Jan. 02, 2010 @ 9:57 a.m. ET
ORT Gosder Cherilus hasn't fallen completely out of favor with the Lions' brass, but it's clear he needs a strong offseason to enter 2010 as the clear-cut starter.

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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