1/16KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Joique Bell has chemistry with new coach: Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell has familiarity with new running backs coach Curtis Modkins, when Modkins was the offensive coordinator...[+] and running backs coach with the Buffalo Bills at the start of Bell's career. 'That was my first year, so he taught me a lot,' Bell said. 'I remember calling him after the draft, after I got picked up, and I was really eager to get started. He was able to kind of calm me down and say don't worry about it. That's the kind of guy he is. He wants you to feel comfortable. You play a lot better when you're comfortable. You're kind of at home with what you're doing. He just made me feel comfortable my first year.' Bell expects Modkins to use him in a similar capacity as he was in 2012.
12/3KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Joique Bell earning bigger role: Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz seemed to indicate that RB Joique Bell has earned more of a role in the offense. 'Yeah....[+] I mean, he's definitely made the most of his opportunities. We talked about that a little bit early of making the most of your opportunities. Joique is a guy that's done that. When that happens, you're rewarded with more opportunities,' Schwartz said.
News -- November 2012
11/22KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Joique Bell gets loose for TD: Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell carried five times for a team-best 47 yards in Week 12 against the Houston Texans Thursday, Nov....[+] 22. He also posted a 23-yard scoring scamper in the fourth quarter.
11/19KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Kevin Smith plays more in Week 11: Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith saw action on 19 of his team's offensive snaps in Week 11 against the Green Bay Packers, as opposed...[+] to just 10 for RB Joique Bell.
10/31KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Joique Bell sees more work late in Week 8 : Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell took over the team's workload at running back in the second half of Week 8, overtaking RB Mikel Leshoure...[+] (leg). Leshoure had nine carries and three receptions through two quarters, but gave way to Bell in the second half. Leshoure had just one touch the rest of the way, while Bell racked up seven carries and four receptions for 58 total yards. 'Leshoure really wasn't an injury situation,' head coach Jim Schwartz explained. 'Joique was doing some good things for us, and we were rotating our backs through.' RB Kevin Smith was also back in the mix at running back. He was used primarily as a blocker on the 12 snaps he played, but also had a seven-yard reception and a one-yard run. Bell said ball security was a focus for him in practice after he fumbled the week prior. 'I came out this week in practice with the sole focus of ball security, ball security, ball security,' Bell said.
10/17KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Joique Bell's role expanding : Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell's role has expanded as the season has progressed and hes continued to make plays. Bell has emerged...[+] as a receiving threat for the team; he is fourth among all NFL running backs with 178 receiving yards this season. Bell has averaged almost 22 offensive snaps per game over the last four weeks and has carried the ball 19 times and caught 13 passes. His ability to break tackles and get tough yards is one of the things the coaches like about his game. He can get yards on his own. Bells increased role has coincided with a limited one for RB Kevin Smith, who was inactive in Week 6.
9/30KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Joique Bell leads team in receiving in Week 4: Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell carried just one time for two yards in Week 4 against the Minnesota Vikings, but he also added six...[+] receptions for a team-high 72 yards.
6/30KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Happy with Keiland Williams, Joique Bell: Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the team did not sign a veteran running back this offseason because they were...[+] happy with how RBs Keiland Williams and Joique Bell performed during offseason workouts. Williams and Bell are expected to compete for the No. 3 running back job during training camp.
6/25KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Several RBs competing for roster spot: Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell, Stephfon Green and Keiland Williams and FB James Bryant will compete for the No. 4 running back...[+] spot in the roster. WR Stefan Logan could also be a candidate for that spot since the team has several wide receivers that are expected to make the team.
News -- March 2012
3/3KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Running back a need: The Detroit Lions need to address their running back position during the NFL Draft or free-agent market. While RBs Jahvid Best...[+] (concussion) and Mikel Leshoure (Achilles') are under contract, the team enters the offseason without a clear No. 1 running back. If Best and Leshoure return at 100 percent, the Lions will be in good shape -- however, that is tough to bank on at this point in time. RBs Joique Bell, Jerome Harrison and Keiland Williams are also under contract.
News -- January 2012
1/1KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Week 17 Inactives: The Detroit Lions have declared CB Aaron Berry, DL Corey Williams, QB Drew Stanton, RB Joique Bell, OG Leonard Davis, FS Louis...[+] Delmas, SS Ricardo Silva inactive for Week 17.
News -- December 2011
12/26KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Lions | Joique Bell added: The Detroit Lions will sign RB Joique Bell off the New Orleans Saints practice squad. The deal will be a two-year contract. He...[+] said he expects to play in Week 17.
1/8KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Saints | Week 18 Inactives: The New Orleans Saints have declared WR Adrian Arrington, DL Anthony Hargrove, OT Charles Brown, LB Danny Clark, TE Jimmy Graham,...[+] RB Joique Bell, LB Kawika Mitchell, CB Malcolm Jenkins inactive for Week 18.
1/5KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Saints | Joique Bell signed: The New Orleans Saints have signed RB Joique Bell off the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad, reports FOXSports.com. Terms of...[+] the contract were not disclosed.