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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith - #30 - RB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 217 lbs.
Birthday 12/17/1986
Birthplace Miami, FL
College UCF
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 3rd round, 1st pick by Lions

Exploit or avoid: Lions RB Smith has tough matchup

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ noon ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening says the time to start Lions RB Kevin Smith was in Week One, not at San Francisco.

Will Lions' RB depth hold up?

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Do the Lions have enough RB depth? That won't be answered until the season plays out, but on paper, the Lions' RB group looks solid.

RB depth could again be key for Lions

Posted April 06, 2012 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
The Lions’ re-signing of RB Kevin Smith looks all the better now following news of two marijuana-related incidents for second-year back Mikel Leshoure.

Lions re-sign RB Smith

Posted March 27, 2012 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
The Lions re-signed RB Kevin Smith to a one-year deal on Tuesday.

Report: Lions looking closely at RB prospects

Posted Jan. 28, 2012 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
Although RB Jahvid Best insists he'll return next season from his concussion issues, the Lions took a close look at several RB prospects at the Senior Bowl, according to a report.

Many questions surround Lions' ground game

Posted Jan. 21, 2012 @ 9:42 p.m. ET
The Lions ended an 11-year run without a playoff appearance. A shorter, yet telling, current streak is a seven-year run without a 1,000-yard rusher.

Lions RB Smith, TE Scheffler collide at practice

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
Lions RB Kevin Smith and TE Tony Scheffler collided during practice on Wednesday, leaving Smith a little shaken up.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 08, 2011 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
The Lions will need to get their run game going against the Vikings' strong run defense in order to take pressure off of Matthew Stafford, writes Christian West.

Injuries, discipline for Suh potential problems for Lions

Posted Nov. 25, 2011 @ 9 p.m. ET
The fallout from the Lions' loss to the Packers could extend beyond the holiday. 

Lions set to put RB Best on I.R.

Posted Nov. 25, 2011 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
After missing the past five games due to concussion-related issues, Lions RB Jahvid Best will be placed on injured reserve, the team's website reported Friday.

Lions RB Smith, FS Delmas hurt in game

Posted Nov. 24, 2011 @ 9:34 p.m. ET
Detroit RB Kevin Smith left Thursday's game and didn't return. The Lions' secondary also was hit by injuries, and the Packers lost a pair of linebackers.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 24, 2011 @ 1:50 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of three key matchups in the Packers' Week 12 game against the Lions in Detroit on Thanksgiving Day.  

Rookies dominate Week 11 Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
First-year players Torrey Smith, Von Miller and Kealoha Pilares were all named Players of the Week for Week 11.

Ten most intriguing players of Week 12

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
What can fantasy owners expect with the anticipated return of Texans WR Andre Johnson from a hamstring injury, especially with Matt Leinart now at QB?

Week 11 Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 12:07 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Kevin Smith, Von Miller and Jon Ryan as its Players of the Week.

Lions add experienced depth in Smith, Davis

Posted Nov. 12, 2011 @ 10:15 p.m. ET
The Lions moved to bolster their depth as they entered the second half of the season with the signings of OG Leonard Davis and RB Kevin Smith.

Lions place RB Smith on I.R.

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 3:19 a.m. ET
The Lions placed RB Kevin Smith on injured reserve Saturday, ending his season.

Lions not running from ground problems

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Running the ball has proven to be a difficult endeavor this season for the Lions, who felt the addition of Jahvid Best would inject life into that facet of the offense

Lions counting on Smith, Pettigrew returning healthy

Posted June 25, 2010 @ 8:57 a.m. ET
A lot of eyebrows were raised when the Lions landed TE Tony Scheffler and RB Jahvid Best, but the team is still counting on contributions from TE Brandon Pettigrew and RB Kevin Smith.

Vets feeling heat with rookies on board

Posted May 04, 2010 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
The draft is in the rearview mirror, but here are five veteran players who could be looking over their shoulders with rookies gunning for their jobs.


Posted Aug. 25, 2012
Smith left Saturday's preseason game in Oakland with an ankle injury.||||||| It's uncertain how serious the injury is.
Posted March 27, 2012
The Detroit Lions have agreed to a one-year deal with Smith.||||||| The Lions signed Smith last season while running back Jahvid Best was out with a concussion and after rookie Mikel Leshoure tore his left Achilles tendon. Smith ran for a career-high 140 yards and scored a career-high three touchdowns in a November win over Carolina, two weeks after he was without a job.
Posted Jan. 08, 2012
Smith had six carries for 21 yards for Detroit in Saturday's 45-28 loss at New Orleans.||||||| Smith also had two catches for 20 yards. The Lions must run the ball better in the postseason in the future.
Posted Jan. 04, 2012
Smith and tight end Tony Scheffler have collided at practice. Smith was coming out of the end zone and Scheffler was running a route toward the same end zone when they hit each other hard Wednesday.||||||| The 6-1, 217-pound Smith was laying on his stomach for some time before slowly standing up and limping a few steps.Smith is a starter and Scheffler is also a key player in Detroit's offense.
Posted Dec. 25, 2011
Smith rushed 15 times for 49 yards and one score with two catches for 12 yards in Saturday's 38-10 rout of San Diego.||||||| Smith could be rested in Week 17 at Green Bay since he had an ankle injury earlier this season.