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Draft Scout Joique Bell News
10/03/15 - RB Joique Bell (ankle) did not practice Thursday or Friday and will likely miss Monday's game or be limited.
10/01/15 - RB Joique Bell (ankle) missed practice Thursday and his status for Sunday is unknown.
09/28/15 - RB Joique Bell has been completely ineffective this season with just 22 yards on 20 carries. In Week 3, he had just 6 yards on 10 carries and lost 2 yards on his only catch.
"He's not quite where he used to be, where he was last year, but I think he'll get there," coach Jim Caldwell said of the 29-year-old Bell.
At this point, outside of short-yardage situations, there seems to be little reason to use Bell instead of electric rookie running back Ameer Abdullah. Caldwell said the Lions will continue to evaluate the role of the backs, but has faith in Bell, who missed most of the offseason recovering from January knee and Achilles surgeries.
"He didn't perform as well as he's capable," Caldwell said. "He obviously did his blocking assignments and those kinds of things. Just like any other position, it's not always on him. He can't create his own opportunities sometimes."
09/01/15 - RB Joique Bell passed his physical with the Lions Monday (Aug. 31) and was removed from physically unable to perform.
08/30/15 - RB Joique Bell is on track to play Week 1 even though he's still on the physically unable to perform list while recovering from knee and Achilles surgeries in January.