The Facts: The Lions use a running-back-by-committee approach to their run game, but Abdullah is still expected to receive somewhere in the neighborhood of 200-plus carries as Detroit's lead back.
Diehards Line: As DetroitLions.com's Tim Twentyman notes, Abdullah was averaging 5.6 yards per carry, and the Lions had rushed for at least 100 yards as a team in both the games he played in last season. After he went down, the run game was never the same. After missing nearly all of last season with a foot injury, the Lions are going to give him every chance to prove it as he begins training camp as the No. 1 running back on the roster. Twentyman added, Abdullah runs harder than his 5-9 frame might indicate, and he’s one of the shiftier backs in the league. He can also catch the ball out of the backfield, which should make him one of Detroit’s featured weapons in 2017.