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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 “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.

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