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Bell had 18 carries for 48 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as two catches on five targets for 19 receiving yards Sunday against the Saints.
Despite the return of Reggie Bush from an ankle injury, Bell finished with 14 more carries, including the goal-line touch in the third quarter that resulted in his one-yard touchdown. The team has not said if Bush re-injured his ankle, but he was barely used in the second half which greatly benefitted Bell's fantasy value. Up next is a trip to London to face a Falcons' defense that is not only allowing the fifth-most rushing yards per game this season, but also came into Sunday having given up 12 rushing touchdowns, five more than the next highest team.
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Bell, who did not play in Week 5 against the Bills due to a concussion suffered in Week 4 against the Jets, had 18 carries for 74 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as two catches on three targets for 23 receiving yards in Sunday's 17-3 win over the Vikings.
Starting in place of the injured Reggie Bush (ankle), Bell dominated the touches out of the backfield, ceding five carries to George Winn and three to Theo Riddick, though the latter had five catches on six targets for 75 yards and a touchdown before leaving with a hamstring injury. Bush was unable to practice this week and if he is unable to do so next week, Bell could be in line for another start in Week 7 against the Saints.
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Bell (concussion) is active for Sunday's game at Minnesota, the Lions' official site reports.
The reins of the Lions' backfield are fully in Bell's hands with Reggie Bush (ankle) out of the picture. During Bush's pair of DNPs last year, Bell averaged 21.5 carries for 66 yards and four catches (on six targets) for 63.5 yards, with one rushing touchdown apiece in each outing.
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Bell (concussion) is probable for Sunday's game against Minnesota.
Bell will hopefully make up for lost time this week for his owners, as Reggie Bush (ankle) did not practice all week, leaving open the possibility of Bell seeing a heavier workload than usual. The Vikings run defense has been only average to this point, and Bell might see more passing game targets with Calvin Johnson (ankle) doubtful.
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Bell (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Bell's activity level substantiates the fact that he was cleared for physical activity late last week. With Reggie Bush (ankle) ailing, Bell could be heading the backfield once Sunday arrives. Even if Bush's status isn't decided by the end of the week, Bell seems poised to handle most of the RB work.
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Though Bell (concussion) was cleared for physical activity last week, the running back indicated that he isn't sure if will be cleared for contact drills this week, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Bell's progress is thus worth monitoring closely in the coming days, especially with teammate Reggie Bush dealing with an ankle injury and Theo Riddick also banged up. Bell is, however, feeling better at this stage and remains hopeful with regard to his status for Sunday's game against the Vikings. "Yeah, I'm feeling real good," Bell said Monday. "Do I hope to play? I hope to play every week." More on the status of the injured Lions' running backs once the team practices on Wednesday.
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Bell (concussion) could return to action as soon as Sunday against the Vikings, mlive.com reports.
The report notes that Bell was cleared late last week for physical activity, and if he is able to absorb contact at practice this week, he could potentially suit up this coming weekend. His possible return comes at a good time, with fellow RB Reggie Bush day-to-day with an ankle injury.
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Bell (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against Buffalo.
With Bell out, the Lions will likely give a bigger workload to Reggie Bush. With Theo Riddick (hamstring) also out, the Lions might head into Sunday with practice squad pickup George Winn as the second running back. It's shaping up to be an ideal on-paper setting for Bush on Sunday.
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Bell (concussion) was spotted at Friday's practice, Kyle Meinke of MLive Media Group reports.
Bell did not participate Friday, but he was present for the first time since suffering a concussion last Sunday. It's not certain where he stands in the NFL's concussion protocol, but he will need be cleared to play this week against the Bills, and even then he could be held out after missing practice all week. Expect an update on his status when the Lions release Friday's injury report.
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Bell (concussion) didn't practice Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Bell has yet to receive clearance from the league's concussion protocol, placing doubt into his potential availability Sunday versus the Bills. Behind a healthy Reggie Bush, the remaining RB workload would be handed to the Theo Riddick, but he's also been absent this week due to a hamstring concern. As a result, Friday's injury report could clarify who spells Bush in Week 5.