Lions RB Joique Bell will play with sore ribs vs. Bengals
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Oct 20, 2013
Detroit Joique Bell, with his sore ribs wrapped in some type of protective garment, was active and prepared to play for the Lions Sunday. But as much as the Bengals like to blitz, the Lions need every bit of protection they can get for quarterback Matthew Stafford, and Bell is the team's best blocking running back. How much Bell plays could be dependent on how much pain he is in with contact. That is partly to provide insurance for Calvin Johnson, who continues to battle through a sore right knee. Watch for Mikel Leshoure to potentially see some carries in his place behind starter Reggie Bush Detroit's inactives are as expected: receiver Nate Burleson ; quarterback Kellen Moore ; running back Theo Riddick ; cornerback Jonte Green ; offensive linemen Leroy Harris and Jason Fox and tight end Tony Scheffler One other interesting note is receiver/returner Jeremy Ross , who was signed off the practice squad Saturday, is active.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- He spent about 15 to 20 minutes working out on the sideline, going through ladders and other drills testing out his injured ribs. At the end of it, it was determined running back Joique Bell would be active Sunday against Cincinnati…