Lions-specific availability has died down in Indianapolis with coach and GM availability completed for this year, but Tim Twentyman and Mike O'Hara are still talking Detroit football.
"(He) might still have a place in the Detroit Lions backfield," said Twentyman.
With a New Orleans-style offense imminent under offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, Leshoure could have a role in different offensive sets.
"If you go back and look at what the Saints did, they used multiple backs in a lot of different ways," said GM Martin Mayhew.
"I'm encouraged about that for Mikel and it could bode well for him in terms of getting more playing time and having a more specific, defined role in our offense"
OTHER NEWS AND NOTES TO COME OUT OF SATURDAY'S COVERAGE:
- Mayhew urged the media not to forget about sixth-round pick
Corey Fullerwho spent his rookie season as a developmental practice squad player.
- One rookie who developed into a regular spot in the rotation last year was defensive end
Devin Taylor. His former teammate at South Carolina, potential first-overall selection Jadeveon Clowney, says Taylor has given him some insight into life in the NFL.
- The Lions have not been shy about their need for a receiver to play opposite All-Pro
Calvin Johnsonand draft prospects know they will have a great situation if they are drafted to be that player.
- Tim Twentyman took a look at each of the NFC North teams and what their prime needs are heading into the offseason.
- Tim and Mike continued their LIVE blogging on Saturday, touching on Clowney's push to be the first-overall pick, Michael Sam's media availability, Michigan State Max Bullough and the impression
Larry Warfordleft on his former competition.