Connect with us

Detroit Lions

Lions RB Joique Bell was asked to take a pay cut in Detroit, in which he turned down

Lions running back Joique Bell wants to hit at least 1,200 yards this year

Lions running back Joique Bell was asked to stay in Detroit, but he did not want to take a pay cut

Lions fans will have to remember the names George Wynn and Zach Zenner because last week the Lions informed Joique Bell that he would be gone. The Lions released the veteran running back who went to college in Detroit at Division II Wayne State and proved to be a solid and versatile NFL contributor before injuries took their toll in 2015.

Last season, the 29-year-old Bell averaged just 3.45 yards per rush, carrying the ball only 90 times for 311 yards, and added 22 receptions for 286 yards. Bell said that he had no bad blood towards the Lions, but he was asked to take a pay cut to stay.

“There’s no bad blood between me and the Lions,” Bell said, via MLive.com. “They did what was best for the organization and I did what I thought was best for my family. You never know, I might end up back with the Lions, but I owe it to my family, I owe it to myself, I owe it to my hard work and dedication to test the market, so that’s what I’m doing.”

Bell had multiple surgeries last year, and could be a good option for a team like Miami.  The Dolphins will need to do something if they cannot retain Lamar Miller.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

RSS NFL Draft Diamonds

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Beyond the Negotiation Kamar Aiken Interview Beyond the Negotiation Kamar Aiken Interview

Beyond the Negotiation Podcast: Talking about what a Rookie can expect with NFL Veteran Kamar Aiken

Podcast Description: Beyond The Negotiation hosted by NFL Agents Sam Tiger and Hygens Succes takes listeners on...

Beyond the Negotiation Podcast Beyond the Negotiation Podcast

Beyond the Negotiation Podcast: Talking the NFL Draft

Podcast Description: Beyond The Negotiation hosted by NFL Agents Sam Tiger and Hygens Succes takes listeners on...

Akayleb Evans NFL Draft 2022 Tulsa Akayleb Evans NFL Draft 2022 Tulsa

That Sports Guy’s Podcast: Akayleb Evans, CB, Tulsa/Transfer Portal

By Craig Forrestal In this episode, we get to know Akayleb Evans. Together we...

Trevon Moehrig Texas Christian University Draft breakdown Trevon Moehrig Texas Christian University Draft breakdown

NFLHeads Day 2 Draft Day PREDICTIONS | Who are the best remaining players left?

By: Josh Shippen 33. Jacksonville Jaguars – Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU 34. New York...

More in Detroit Lions