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07:13 AM ET 10.30 | The deadline came and went, and Lions running back Mikel Leshoure hadn't gone anywhere. He said it was easy to dismiss the reports of a possible trade because he didn't read them. "It hasn't been a stressful week," he said. ... After being the Lions' primary running back in 2012, Leshoure has been active just two games this season and has two carries for nine yards. Lions coach Jim Schwartz said Monday that he expects Leshoure to perform well if he has an opportunity. "He hasn't played very much this year, but I know he's ready to play," Schwartz said. "If he's called on, he'll do well out there." Leshoure said he's grown accustomed to his current role, but still would like to be playing. "You always want to play and you always want to contribute, so it's frustrating not to be out there," he said.

The Detroit News

Mikel Leshoure, Icon Sports Mikel Leshoure, Icon Sports
October 30, 2013  07:21 AM ET

Not every player can be on a Super Bowl team. Most are just cannon fodder.

October 30, 2013  07:58 AM ET

Backups are getting to play far too much this season.

October 30, 2013  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Backups are getting to play far too much this season.

The way players are dropping, you have to wonder if some teams will make it through the season.

October 30, 2013  08:50 AM ET

4.5 yds per carry...not bad.

October 30, 2013  09:17 AM ET

"Leshoure still in Detroit, still frustrated"

He's frustrated? This multimillionaire is frustrated? Detroit is bankrupt, crime is rampant, public services are non-existent. He should just shut the **** up and collect his money.

October 30, 2013  09:20 AM ET
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"Leshoure still in Detroit, still frustrated" He's frustrated? This multimillionaire is frustrated? Detroit is bankrupt, crime is rampant, public services are non-existent. He should just shut the **** up and collect his money.

+1000

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October 30, 2013  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

"Leshoure still in Detroit, still frustrated" He's frustrated? This multimillionaire is frustrated? Detroit is bankrupt, crime is rampant, public services are non-existent. He should just shut the **** up and collect his money.

In his world, it's a big deal. These athletes don't live in the same world as we do.

What is he supposed to say every time the media asks him a question? "Well, I don't want to talk about football, let's talk about how to improve this city." Sounds great if it's genuine, but eventually people would call out Leshoure for not being focused enough on football and winning games.

October 30, 2013  12:46 PM ET

Does he think he should replace Bush?

October 30, 2013  12:47 PM ET

Wow a article about a 4th string Rb. They should have more articles about them.

October 30, 2013  04:58 PM ET
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Wow a article about a 4th string Rb. They should have more articles about them.

^ This.

Sure, he was the primary running back last year, but he did not impress anyone. If he's fully recovered now from knee surgery, he'll get a second chance to show it sooner or later.

 
October 31, 2013  07:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

"Leshoure still in Detroit, still frustrated" He's frustrated? This multimillionaire is frustrated? Detroit is bankrupt, crime is rampant, public services are non-existent. He should just shut the **** up and collect his money.

Detroit is filled with people who expect others to provide for them, while this guy wants to actually earn the salary he's given. And you're ripping him for it? I think that says a lot about you.

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