Tuesday July 8th, 2014

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell did not participate in team OTAs or minicamp in June while recovering from a knee injury, but he is "feeling 100%" according to a report from MLive.com. Bell is expected to participate fully in training camp.

While working with kids at an instructional camp, Bell said he will report to training camp a few days early in order to test out his body. 

From the MLive report: 

Although he's been in attendance, the knee injury has sidelined Bell for the early portions of Detroit's offseason program. That hasn't stopped him from staying in shape. He's been working out at Jay Glazer's Unbreakable Performance Center in West Hollywood, California for the second consecutive offseason.

"It's been great so far," Bell said. "They're really monitoring, as far as meal plan, cardio, explosiveness and stamina. We're working on a variety of different things, switching it up, doing MMA (training), working out just about every muscle in the body, which is very tiring."

Bell signed a new, three-year contract with the Lions this offseason. The fourth-year running back rushed for 650 yards and 8 TDs last season, while also hauling in 53 passes for 547 yards. His 1197 yards from scrimmage ranked 17th among running backs. 

- Alex Hampl

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