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Draft Scout Joique Bell News
12/07/16 - When RB Joique Bell got cut by the Chicago Bears earlier this year, he texted Lions general manager Bob Quinn telling him to, "Bring me home."
Bell, who played parts of five seasons with the Lions before he was released in a cost-cutting move in February, got a text from Quinn this week asking if he still wanted to come home.
Bell said yes, of course, and the Lions signed him this week as insurance for a backfield that's already lost Ameer Abdullah to a foot injury and is now dealing with injuries to Theo Riddick (wrist) and Dwayne Washington (ankle).
"At the end of the day, my heart has never left here, my heart's always been here," said Bell, who played for the Lions from 2011-15. "My family's here, played most of my career here. I kind of built of my foundation here. It's just great to be able to be back here and just contribute back to something that the team is already doing. They're having a great season so far. I'm just glad to be able to be back and help out."
12/06/16 - RB Joique Bell has returned to the Detroit Lions after the team announced his signing on Tuesday. Bell recorded 561 carries for 2,235 yards and 22 touchdowns in four seasons with the Lions. The Wayne State product had three rushes for six yards while appearing in four games with the Chicago Bears this season before being released on Oct. 24.
09/27/16 - RB Joique Bell signed with the Bears on Tuesday. Bell played in 68 games (15 starts), notching 2,234 yards on 561 attempts with 22 rushing touchdowns with the Philadelphia Eagles (2010), Indianapolis Colts (2010) and Lions (2012-15). He also has 161 receptions for 1,640 yards and one touchdown.
02/17/16 - RB Joique Bell had his contract terminated by the Lions Tuesday (Feb. 16).
12/31/15 - RB Joique Bell faces an uncertain future in Detroit. He is about to finish the least productive of his four seasons with the Lions, and he is on the books for a $3.5 million cap hit next season. Meanwhile, the Lions have young running back options in Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner. However, as a Michigan native who attended Detroit's Wayne State, Bell said he would like to retire with the Lions.