Despite this, it seems that Lions general manager Martin Mayhew is reluctant to trade Leshoure to another franchise.
Leshoure told Michigan Live: "I just want to play. That's all I want - to play. There's a lot of speculation because of the fact I'm not on the field, people are just wondering what's going on. But I want to play, and that's it.
"Last time I talked to him [Mayhew], he pretty much said he wants me here. He doesn't have any intentions on trading me. It's a long season, and he wants me to be here just in case.
"You never know what happens. Backs get banged up, somebody can go down, and I guess more so a security blanket."
Leshoure will be hoping to get his first snap of the season when Detroit host the Chicago Bears on Sunday.