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Detroit Lions: Three things Mikel Leshoure must prove in training camp

(Until training camp starts at the end of July, Lions Lowdown will post five times a week using the list format.)

Mikel Leshoure has had some trouble staying healthy. The running back missed his rookie season after tearing his Achilles’ — certainly no fault of his own. He missed OTAs dealing with a lingering hamstring issue.

Here are three things the Lions must see from Leshoure in training camp and the preseason.

1. He’s got to stay healthy enough to practice and play in preseason games. Durability is key for a quality running back.

2.  With the addition of Reggie Bush, the depth chart at running back has changed quite dramatically. Joique Bell had a good season last year and the Lions drafted Theo Riddick out of Notre Dame in the sixth round. They also signed undrafted rookie running back Steven Miller who has a shot to make the 53-man roster as a return specialist.

3. Leshoure has to continue to stay out of trouble after his two arrests last offseason. If he doesn’t, he could be cut unceremoniously (think Aaron Berry).

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