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Shopping For a Free Agent Running Back


OK, Mikel LeShoure is lost for the season.  What now?

Jahvid Best is not built to carry 300+ times in a season.  Maurice Morris is not built for a heavy workload.  Aaron Brown is Jahvid Best light.  Not the answer.  UDFA Ian Johnson has looked good in camp but looks like an off-tackle dasher.

That means that the Lions need to sign a free agent running back or make a trade for one.

Let's take a look at who is available at the Rent-a-Back store for a one year rental.

Jerome Harrison 
Tiki Barber
Kevin Smith
Mike Hart
Fred Taylor
Julius Jones
Laurence Maroney
Mike Bell
Ladell Betts

I think we can scratch Kevin Smith.  Ricky Williams just signed with the Ravens, so he's a goner. 

Jerome Harrison looks like a leading candidate.  Now, Harrison knows what to do with the rock but he's a liability without it.  Harrison is a horrible blocker.

Laurence Maroney might be a nice fit, but has some health issues.

Anybody on the rental menu look good to you? 

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Pride Of Detroit or its writers.

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