Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure would welcome a trade to a team that would rely on him more a source told ESPN.

Leshoure was inactive in last week's season opener despite averaging 4.5 yards per carry this preseason. The former second-round draft pick currently is Detroit's third-string running back behind Reggie Bush and Joique Bell.

The Lions are a pass-oriented team and although Leshoure can catch the ball out of the backfield he would prefer to be on a team that runs the ball more often according to the source.

Leshoure who has accepted his role as a backup with the Lions rushed for 798 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie last season.