RB Mikel Leshoure has received a somewhat surprising number of first-team reps with the Detroit Lions in training camp. He's listed third on the depth chart.
And it appears he'll play quite a bit Saturday night when Detroit opens the preseason with a game against the Cleveland Browns.
But Leshoure likely won't be a significant contributor once the season begins, with Reggie Bush and Joique Bell entrenched atop the depth chart. Theo Riddick almost certainly will be the No. 3, with his growing role in the passing game and contributions on special teams.
Why is he playing so much and getting first team reps - the story says it's possible the Lions are looking to deal him, something that's actually been talked about long before this. Now that Riddick appears to have passed him on the depth chart, the Lions are better off moving him for something else.