"I'm feeling 100 percent," he said. "I'm feeling great."
Bell, 27, signed a three-year, $9.3 million contract after producing 1,197 yards from scrimmage and scoring eight touchdowns last season.
"My timetable is this, man: I'm working as hard as I can to get back as soon as I can," Bell told MLive.com. "As soon as I feel I'm at a position where I can go out there and not hurt myself, that's when I'll be back out there."
Knee issues have bothered Bell this offseason, though he's not saying if he had surgery (he did post a picture of himself with crutches and a wrap on his left knee earlier this month). Assuming Bell is okay he's expected to have a larger role in the Lions offense after posting nearly 1,200 total yards and eight touchdowns last season.
"Just (a) nagging injury," Bell said according to ESPN. "Something just nagging, nothing that will prevent me (from playing). I had it all last season, so you guys didn't even really notice. But it's something we just trying to get rid of before next season. So it's just being smart. I could practice right now if they really wanted me to, but it's up to them when they want to put me back in."
Bell totaled nearly 1,200 total yards and eight touchdowns last season. His role is expected to expand this season.
So it appeared for weeks the
That's what happened on Thursday night when they drafted tight end
Think about this offense now.
You can't double cover him because of Johnson and Tate, and new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi comes from New Orleans, where Jimmy Graham was a dominant force. The Lions wanted an upgrade at tight end, and Ebron is the answer.
He should be considered a potential starter in all Fantasy leagues with a late-round pick, and he's a late first-round selection in rookie-only drafts. The Lions are going to be fun to watch in 2014.
"Be (back) in no time," the caption read.
Bell attended but did not participate in the team's voluntary minicamp two weeks ago. The Lions have not confirmed Bell's apparent injury, though he did miss practice time late last season with a knee problem.
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