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Mikel Leshoure Open To Trade From Detroit Lions

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Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure is “wide open to being traded to a team that would rely on him more.”

Leshoure has apparently accepted his role as a backup on the team but still wants to be moved to another squad. He’s fallen to No. 3 on the depth chart behind Reggie Bush and Joique Bell, and he was a healthy scratch in Week 1 for the team.

After Bush’s 191 yards from scrimmage and Bell’s two-touchdown effort against the Minnesota Vikings, Leshoure won’t find many touches coming his way unless one of the two get injured.

Leshoure rushed for 798 yards and nine touchdowns in 2012, but it took him 215 carries to do so. While he wasn’t particularly effective on the ground, averaging 3.7 yards per carry, he still managed to cross the goal line nine times.

Several outlets have speculated that the Colts may make a move for Leshoure after owner Jim Irsay tweeted out that Indianapolis was looking to make a deal. It makes sense considering their depth behind Ahmad Bradshaw leaves a lot to be desired after Vick Ballard tore his ACL. This will be a situation to monitor moving forward.