Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure would "welcome" a trade from the team, ESPN.com's Adam Schefter reported on Sunday. He would be open to such a move if he were traded to a team that would play him more often, according to the report.
Leshoure has been among the Lions' inactives in both of the team's games this season, and he has clearly fallen behind both Reggie Bush — an offseason addition — and Joique Bell on the depth chart.
According to Schefter, the 23-year-old Leshoure thinks that he would have more of an opportunity to play on a team that is not as pass-happy as the Lions. One such team, Schefter speculated, could be the Indianapolis Colts, which lost starter Vick Ballard to a season-ending knee injury last week.
Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted on Friday that general manager Ryan Grigson will be "working hard" to look toward possible trade opportunities ahead of next month's deadline.
We're all hurting for Vick BaL..Bradshaw,Brown and others must step up...Grig's gonna work hard to wheel n deal B4 trade deadline,let's roll
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) September 13, 2013