Coach Jim Schwartz said he expects Mikel Leshoure to "make a big jump" in 2013.
The Lions haven't had a 1,000-yard rusher since 2004.
Mikel Leshoure rushed 15 times for 57 yards in Detroit's Week 17 loss to the Bears, adding three catches for an additional 20 yards.
Mikel Leshoure's longest run this season is 16 yards.
Mikel Leshoure rushed 15 times for 46 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's loss to the Falcons.
Although he remained limited in Friday's practice, Mikel Leshoure (calf) is officially probable for Saturday's game against the Falcons.
Mikel Leshoure (calf) remained limited in Thursday's practice.
Mikel Leshoure (calf) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
Mikel Leshoure rushed for 55 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in Week 15 versus the Cardinals.
Mikel Leshoure rushed 14 times for 49 yards in Detroit's Week 14 loss to the Packers.
Lions OC Scott Linehan reiterated that Joique Bell will take on a bigger role going forward.
Mikel Leshoure rushed 21 times for 57 yards with a touchdown and added two catches for 16 yards in the Lions' Week 13 loss to the Colts.
Mikel Leshoure (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Colts, as expected.
Mikel Leshoure (ankle) was limited in Friday's practice, but is listed as probable for Week 13 against the Colts.