Joique Bell will be with the Lions in the long term after signing a two-year extension on top of his restricted free agent tender for 2014.
Bell's extension is worth $7 million and will include $4.3 million in guaranteed money, a source confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan.
In standard formats, Bell was the #29 RB in 2012 and #17 last year. New OC Joe Lombardi (previously with the Saints) is expected to bring more balance to the Lions' offense which means that Bell should once again have a large role alongside Reggie Bush. Bush's presence means that Bell should be a good value on draft day. In early drafts, he is the 25th RB off the board in the 8th round.