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The Detroit Lions have reportedly signed running back Joique Bell to their active roster, according to the Detroit Free Press. With a struggling rushing attack since starter Jahvid Best went down with a concussion, and was subsequently placed on injured reserve, many have felt the Lions were going to add some help at the position. Kevin Smith has been the guy to depend on, but he himself has plenty of injury history and has a paltry 3.3 and 2.9 per-carry average over the last two weeks.
Smith had played well after being signed off of the street, gashing the Carolina Panthers for 140 yards, and then he looked good against the Green Bay Packers before going down with an injury and eventually missing a game. He was questionable leading up to Saturday's game against the San Diego Chargers.
Detroit signed Bell, who played college ball at Wayne State in Detroit, off of the New Orleans Saints practice squad. Bell has also spent time with the Bills, Eagles and Colts. He spent some time on the Saints active roster this season, but has been on the practice squad since week three. There's a good chance that he is active for Week 17, what with the Lions having already clinched a playoff berth.