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Joique Bell on possible return to Lions: ‘We’ll see what happens’

On Sunday morning, former Lions running back, Joique Bell joined the Suburban Ford 7 Sports Cave.

Many topics were discussed within the segment, with the biggest question being about whether or not Bell’s return to the Lions was possible.

Bell was released by the Lions on February 16, 2016. The team wanted him to restructure his deal, which he was comfortable doing at that time and according to Bell, after “going back and forth for a couple days” both parties decided it was necessary to part ways.

After having a stellar 2014 campaign where he rushed for 860 yards, and caught the ball extremely well out of the backfield with 322 receiving yards and 8 total touchdowns, inconsistency was the story for Joique once the 2015 campaign came around. He played in 13 games for the Lions, but only managed to rush for a hair over 300 yards, a hair under 300 yards receiving and tallied 4 touchdowns. It was obviously a big downfall for the Lions’ running back. Theo Riddick would ultimately end up taking Bell’s spot on the depth chart throughout the season as he proved to be more productive, especially on third downs.

Being Michigan born, Bell was an extremely popular player while wearing a Lions uniform. He did a lot for the community and holds his alma mater, Wayne State University extremely close to his heart.

There was never a question of Joique’s commitment to the Lions and the city of Detroit as a whole. It’s just how the NFL works. It’s a business and regardless of the circumstances, you can be on the move to another franchise or left searching for a job on a moments notice.

Although he’s a free agent at this particular moment, Bell didn’t rule out that a return to the Lions could be possible.

At one point in the segment, he said that he doesn’t know if the deal is still on table. Then a few minutes after, Brad Galli says “You said the deal is still on the table” and Bell responded with “I don’t know if the deal is still on the table, I really don’t know yet, we haven’t really reached back out to them since our last conversation, but hopefully it is, so we’ll see what happens.”

Joique has offers from others teams on the table as well as a ‘possible’ Lions deal and only time will tell what he will decide to do.

What do you think, Nation, would Joique Bell returning to the Lions be a boost to the offense? Sound off!

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