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Kevin Smith | Running Back | #30

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 217
College: UCF
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (64) / DET
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Free agent RB Kevin Smith worked out for the Colts.
Smith has been on the street since becoming a free agent after last season. The Colts are in the market for a No. 3 back with Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) done for the year, but no signing has been made yet. Wed, Oct 9, 2013 08:46:00 AM

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The New York Daily News reports the Giants have "spoken to the agents" of free agent RBs Kevin Smith and Ryan Grant.

Free agent Tim Hightower is believed to be another possibility. The Giants are rummaging deep through the recycle bin, but it's unclear if any of the three will even get a workout, let alone sign. For now, the G-Men appear content to stand pat. That will likely change once vested veterans don't have to be guaranteed contracts after Week 1.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 02:17:00 PM

Although impending free agent Kevin Smith would like to re-sign with the Lions, he expressed disappointment with his 2012 role.

"Very, very disappointing, especially coming off the year I had last year coming back," said Smith, adding that he was never given a reason for his demotion. "I guess I wasn't good enough on a 4-12 team. ... I guess the guys that were in front of me made enough plays to keep me on the bench."
Source: MLive.com
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 01:33:00 PM

Kevin Smith was held to one catch for four yards in Detroit's Week 16 loss to the Falcons.

It's the first time Smith had been involved in a game since Week 12. A free agent after the season, Smith won't be returning with the Lions in 2013.
Sun, Dec 23, 2012 01:58:00 AM

Kevin Smith didn't touch the ball in Detroit's Week 14 loss to the Packers.

That makes it two games, zero touches for Smith going back to Week 13. Smith should survive the rest of the season on Detroit's roster, but there are no guarantees beyond that.
Mon, Dec 10, 2012 01:02:00 AM

Kevin Smith recorded zero touches in the Lions' Week 13 loss to the Colts.

The only snaps Smith saw were as a third-down pass protector for Matthew Stafford. When Mikel Leshoure needed a break, it was a red-hot Joique Bell that came on. There's no upside in stashing Smith in any format.
Sun, Dec 2, 2012 06:24:00 PM

Kevin Smith played 19 snaps to Joique Bell's 10 in Week 11 versus the Packers.

We noted Sunday that Smith had overtaken Bell on third downs. The Lions didn't have a lead in the fourth quarter, so there's no telling if Bell still retains the "closer" role. Coach Jim Schwartz didn't address the changing roles on Monday and apparently wasn't asked about Bell's demotion. We should have a better read on the situation before Thursday's game versus the Texans.
Source: MLive.com
Mon, Nov 19, 2012 08:08:00 PM

Lions declared RB Kevin Smith, CBs Jacob Lacey and Bill Bentley, OLs Jason Fox and Corey Hilliard, and DE Ronnell Lewis inactive for Monday night's game against the Bears.

Smith has fallen behind Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell on the depth chart. Third-string running back Stefan Logan offers special teams ability. Jonte Green is expected to start opposite Chris Houston with Lacey (concussion) and Bentley (shoulder) out. Kellen Moore is the third quarterback.
Mon, Oct 22, 2012 07:15:00 PM

Kevin Smith is pessimistic about his chances of climbing the depth chart.

Smith was a healthy scratch in Week 6 as he's fallen behind Mikel Leshoure, Joique Bell and Keiland Williams. When asked what he can do to get back in the rotation, Smith said, "Probably nothing." Even with Jahvid Best (concussions) now done for the year, Smith will probably need an injury to garner any fantasy attention.
Source: MLive.com
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 08:57:00 AM

Beat writer Anwar Richardson believes Kevin Smith will be released if Jahvid Best (concussions) gets cleared.

Smith is a healthy scratch in Week 6. Per Richardson, the coaches "believe he didn't hit the hole hard enough, and lacked a burst of speed" during his short-lived stint as the starter this season. Smith is now clearly behind Mikel Leshoure, Joique Bell and Keiland Williams on the depth chart.
Source: MLive.com
Sun, Oct 14, 2012 12:21:00 PM

Kevin Smith did not play a single offensive snap in the Lions' Week 4 loss to the Vikings.

Smith has tumbled down the depth chart, now slotting in behind Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell. Leshoure touched the football 17 times against Minnesota. Bell got seven touches and totaled a team-high 74 yards operating in the change-of-pace back role. We wouldn't be surprised if Smith encountered fantasy value before the season is up, but for now he's an RB5/waiver wire fodder.
Mon, Oct 1, 2012 02:03:00 PM

Kevin Smith was held out of the boxscore in Week 4 versus the Vikings.

We didn't see him on the field at any point. Mikel Leshoure was the clear feature back, and Joique Bell took over in the two-minute drill, taking advantage of a prevent defense for six receptions and 72 yards. Smith has no fantasy value beyond the dime-a-dozen roster stash.
Sun, Sep 30, 2012 05:22:00 PM

Lions OC Scott Linehan conceded that it will be difficult to find playing time for Kevin Smith following Mikel Leshoure's Week 3 breakout performance.

"It's really hard," Linehan said. "The game plan is going to be the factor for him. If we're using single-back looks on a number of occasions, there's only going to be one in there." Barring injury, Smith will be limited to a change-of-pace role going forward. He's nothing more than an end-of-the-roster stash in fantasy leagues.
Source: MLive.com
Fri, Sep 28, 2012 10:29:00 AM

Coach Jim Schwartz said he intended for Kevin Smith to be the third-down back in the Week 3 loss to the Titans.

Schwartz declined to publicly demote Smith. "That was more about the situations [the Titans] were in," he said. "As the game went on, [Mikel] Leshoure was doing well in some of those roles and we kept him on the field. We use all those guys. There's really no depth chart when it comes to our running backs. They're all in different packages and they're all valuable to us." The truth is that Smith received zero touches and lost backup duties to Joique Bell.
Tue, Sep 25, 2012 08:46:00 AM

Kevin Smith operated as the clear No. 3 running back in the Lions' Week 3 loss to the Titans.

Mikel Leshoure started and was the workhorse. When he got tired, the Lions turned to Joique Bell. Smith didn't receive a single touch and it now looks like he'll need a Leshoure injury to regain a meaningful role.
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 09:00:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Robert Griffin III
2Colin Kaepernick
3Luke McCown
4Matt Barkley
5Ryan Lindley
6Phillip Sims
7Josh Freeman
8Thad Lewis
9Josh Johnson
10Brandon Weeden
11Bryan Bennett
12G.J. Kinne
13Charlie Whitehurst
14Dylan Thompson
15Matt McGloin
16Johnny Manziel
17Aaron Murray
18Jerrod Johnson
19Dan Orlovsky
20Ryan Williams
21Tim Tebow
22Garrett Grayson
23Matt Simms
24Nick Mullens
25Seth Lobato
26Brad Sorensen
27McLeod Bethel-Thompson
28Pat Devlin
29Trevor Knight
30Matt Blanchard
31Dan LeFevour
32Austin Trainor
33Mike Bercovici
34Stephen Morris
35Garrett Gilbert
36Dane Evans
37David Fales
38Zach Mettenberger
39Sefo Liufau
40Bart Houston
41David Olson
42Cody Fajardo
43Shane Carden
44Griffin Neal
45Marquise Williams
46Max Wittek
47Joe Licata
48R.J. Archer
49Sean Renfree
50Jerry Lovelocke
51Chandler Harnish
52Chase Rettig
53Keith Wenning
54Dalyn Williams
55Eli Jenkins
56Wes Lunt
57Jake Waters
RB1Rashad Jennings
2James Starks
3Joseph Randle
4Khiry Robinson
5Aaron Green
6Toby Gerhart
7Karlos Williams
8LaMichael James
9Alonzo Harris
10C.J. Spiller
11Tim Hightower
12Dominique Williams
13Joique Bell
14Jordan Johnson
15Marcus Murphy
16Daniel Lasco
17Bobby Rainey
18Ronnie Hillman
19Travaris Cadet
20Brandon Burks
21Terrell Newby
22Jahad Thomas
23Khalfani Muhammad
24Anthony Dixon
25Brandon Ross
26Cedric O'Neal
27Darrin Reaves
28Troymaine Pope
29Storm Johnson
30Zac Stacy
31Josh Harris
32Jahwan Edwards
33Ross Scheuerman
34Kenneth Harper
35Jawon Chisholm
36Zac Brooks
37B.J. Daniels
38George Atkinson III
39Jerome Smith
40Brandon Brown-Dukes
41Jalen Simmons
42DuJuan Harris
43Matt Asiata
44Isaiah Pead
45Dan Herron
46Michael Dyer
47Jeremy Stewart
48Shaun Draughn
49William Stanback
50Stevan Ridley
51Brandon Wilds
52Akeem Judd
53Glenn Winston
54Keshawn Hill
55LaVance Taylor
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Tim Hightower
3Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
2Rashad Jennings
3James Starks
FB1Andrew Bonnet
2Joe Don Duncan
3Ryan Mueller
4Cory Harkey
5Henry Hynoski
6Austin Johnson
7James Casey
8Darrel Young
9Erik Lorig
10Will Johnson
11Emil Igwenagu
12Jorvorskie Lane
13Lorenzo Taliaferro
14Julian Howsare
15Brandon Cottom
16Paul Lasike
17Blake Renaud
18Devon Johnson
19Quayvon Hicks
20Joe Kerridge
21Alstevis Squirewell
22Marquez Williams
23Freddie Stevenson
24Tyler McCloskey
25Anthony Firkser
26Joe Bacci
27Kiero Small
28J.C. Copeland
29Joey Iosefa
30Zach Boren
31Zach Line
32John Conner
33Tyler Renew
34Sam Bergen
35Chris Swain
36Nikita Whitlock
37Trey Millard
38Brad Smelley
39Kyle Coleman
40Juwan Thompson
41Patrick Skov
42Soma Vainuku
43Will Ratelle
44Glenn Gronkowski
45Jordan Campbell
46Darrin Laufasa
47Zach Laskey
48John Robinson-Woodgett
49Malcolm Johnson
50Sione Houma
51Tim Cook
52Algernon Brown
WR11Anquan Boldin
2Greg Jennings
3Marques Colston
4Keith Mumphery
5Jerome Simpson
6Marcus Easley
7Douglas McNeil
8Stevie Johnson
9Eddie Royal
10Jacoby Ford
11Josh Morgan
12Tyler Davis
13Hakeem Nicks
14Corey Brown
15Corey Fuller
16Dwayne Bowe
17James Jones
18Preston Parker
19Greg Little
20Kris Durham
21Keenan Reynolds
22Devin Lucien
23Greg Ward Jr.
24Kyle Prater
25Miles Austin
26Kain Colter
27DeAndre Reaves
28Greg Salas
29Josh Huff
30Dres Anderson
31Jordan Williams
32Freddie Martino
33Jordan Leslie
34Marlon Brown
35Shane Wynn
36Ben Edwards
37Carlton Mitchell
38Armon Binns
39Reggie Dunn
40Nick Harwell
41Joshua Stangby
42Tevaun Smith
43Mitch Mathews
44Nelson Spruce
45Jared Dangerfield
46Andrew Turzilli
47Isaac Fruechte
48Zach D'Orazio
49Kenzel Doe
50Keyarris Garrett
51Damaris Johnson
52Nate Washington
53Damian Williams
54Marquess Wilson
55Josh Lenz
56Uzoma Nwachukwu
57Eric Rogers
58Robert Herron
59Shaq Evans
60Kevin Norwood
61Solomon Patton
62Jonathan Krause
63Dezmin Lewis
64Ricky Collins
65Jaxon Shipley
66Tevin Reese
67Kenny Cook
68Issac Blakeney
69Michael Rector
70Tevin Jones
71Jaydon Mickens
72Ryan Spadola
73Corey Washington
74Brandon Shippen
75Duke Williams
76David Porter
77L'Damian Washington
78Tyler Murphy
79Marquez Clark
80Josh Harper
81Rasheed Bailey
82Donatella Luckett
83Travis Labhart
84Devin Street
85Josh Stewart
86Marlon Moore
87Jarrett Boykin
88Lance Lewis
89Joseph Anderson
90Louis Murphy
91Alonzo Russell
92Dennis Parks
93Quinshad Davis
94Rashaun Simonise
95Reece Horn
96Ishmael Zamora
97Robert Wheelwright
98Shaq Hill
99Chandler Worthy
100Jeff Beathard
101Tyler McDonald
102Ezell Ruffin
103DaVaris Daniels
104Aaron Dobson
105Javontee Herndon
WR21Brian Hartline
2Roddy White
3Riley Cooper
4Ace Sanders
5Marcus Thigpen
6Rod Streater
7Denarius Moore
8Chris Givens
9Austin Pettis
10Ryan Broyles
11A.J. Jenkins
12Ryan Whalen
13Joe Morgan
14Jacoby Jones
15Kenbrell Thompkins
16Emory Blake
17Kevin Smith
18Dorial Green-Beckham
19R.J. Harris
20Jordan Payton
21Wendall Williams
22K.J. Brent
23Bobo Wilson
24Nathan Palmer
25Onterio McCalebb
26Chris Harper
27Victor Cruz
28Donteea Dye
29Daniel Braverman
30Shakim Phillips
31DeVier Posey
32Da'Ron Brown
33Mike Brown
34Andre Debose
35Tandon Doss
36Devante Davis
37Mike Williams
38Devon Wylie
39Jimmie Hunt
40K.J. Maye
41Frankie Hammond
42Jake Lampman
43Jay Lee
44Keshawn Martin
45Rashad Ross
46Marcus Leak
47Seantavius Jones
48Valdez Showers
49Paul Turner
50Amir Carlisle
51Reggie Bell
52Jake Kumerow
53Noel Thomas
54Jerome Lane
55Mose Frazier
56Darius Powe
57Chris Brown
58James Butler
59Kenny Lawler
60Anthony Dable
61Isiah Ferguson
62Daniel Rodriguez
63A.J. Cruz
64Rannell Hall
65Titus Davis
66Myles White
67Kadron Boone
68Ryan Lankford
69Michael Preston
70Phil Bates
71Milton Williams III
72Jeremy Ross
73Marcus Harris
74Clyde Gates
75T.J. Graham
76Saalim Hakim
77Griff Whalen
78Kashif Moore
79Stephen Hill
80Tom Nelson
81Leonard Hankerson
82Trindon Holliday
83Chris King
84Josh Boyce
85Juron Criner
86Andre Davis
87Demetrius Wilson
88Josh Reese
89DiAndre Campbell
90Trevor Harman
91Michael Bennett
92Paul Browning
93Austin Willis
94David Glidden
95Durron Neal
96Kieran Duncan
97Jarvis Turner
98T.J. Thorpe
99Bug Howard
100Josh Magee
101Mitchell Paige
102James Quick
103Rodney Smith
104Moritz Bohringer
105Tim Patrick
106Reggie Diggs
107Marken Michel
108Christion Jones
109Marcus Kemp
110Michael Clark
111Trey Griffey
112Levi Norwood
113Ed Williams
114Danny Anthrop
WR31Riley Cooper
2Marques Colston
3Chris Givens
TE1Gary Barnidge
2Owen Daniels
3Scott Chandler
4Craig Stevens
5Ladarius Green
6Tony Moeaki
7Zach Sudfeld
8Brandon Bostick
9Dante Rosario
10Kyle Miller
11Matt Spaeth
12Andrew Quarless
13Blake Annen
14Scott Simonson
15Bruce Miller
16Mickey Shuler
17Jace Amaro
18Wes Saxton
19Beau Gardner
20Michael Cooper
21Nic Jacobs
22Dominique Jones
23Chase Ford
24Gavin Escobar
25Marcus Lucas
26John Phillips
27Tyrone Swoopes
28Jason Vander Laan
29Nick Kasa
30Chase Dixon
31Richard Gordon
32J.P. Holtz
33Beau Sandland
34Ben Braunecker
35Matt Lengel
36Casey Pierce
37Mike McFarland
38Rob Blanchflower
39Jacob Maxwell
40Asante Cleveland
41Anthony Denham
42Chase Coffman
43David Johnson
44D.J. Williams
45Aaron Peck
46Eric Wallace
47Hakeem Valles
48Jeff Cumberland
49Cooper Helfet
50Mason Schreck
51Mo Alie-Cox
52Larry Donnell
53Rashaun Allen
54Justice Cunningham
55Cameron Clear
56David Paulson
57Steve Maneri
58Gerell Robinson
59Brandon Barden
60Kevin Greene
61Chris Gragg
62Jake Stoneburner
63Robert Tonyan Jr.
64Nick Truesdell
65Clayton Echard
66Taylor McNamara
67Jason Croom
68Ryan Taylor
69Konrad Reuland
70Brett Brackett
71Michael Egnew
72Adrien Robinson
73Chris Pantale
74Jake Murphy
75Rory Anderson
76John Peters
77Tevin Westbrook
78Gannon Sinclair
79Jay Rome
80Kivon Cartwright
81Braxton Deaver
82M.J. McFarland
83Jack Tabb
84Arthur Lynch
85Keith Towbridge
86Rob Housler
87Dan Light
88Jordan Thompson
89Adam Zaruba
LT1Robert Myers
2Landon Lechler
3Chris Bordelon
4King Dunlap
5Eugene Monroe
6Charles Brown
7Cameron Bradfield
8Reid Fragel
9Michael Bowie
10Carter Bykowski
11Kevin Graf
12Blaine Clausell
13Rob Crisp
14Fahn Cooper
15Avery Young
16Pace Murphy
17Zach Sterup
18Justin Senior
19Darrell Brown
20Tyreek Burwell
21Takoby Cofield
22Khalif Barnes
23Javarius Leamon
24Jason Fox
25Micah Hatchie
26Kyle Roberts
27Michael Oher
28Tyson Chandler
29Jordan Rigsbee
30Terry Poole
31Cyrus Kouandjio
32Roubbens Joseph
33John Kling
34Tyrus Thompson
35Lars Hanson
36Garry Williams
37Wil Freeman
38Vince Kowalski
39David Hedelin
40Taylor Fallin
41John Weidenaar
42Jake Rodgers
43Collin Buchanan
44Jonathan McLaughlin
45Cody Booth
46Justin Renfrow
47David Foucault
48Andrew McDonald
49Larson Graham
50Chauncey Briggs
51Jerry Ugokwe
52Jordan Swindle
53Arturo Uzdavinis
54Donald Hawkins
55Max Rich
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Dallas Thomas
3Orlando Franklin
4David Arkin
5Edawn Coughman
6Ryan Seymour
7Brandon Thomas
8Antoine Everett
9Sebastian Tretola
10Oni Omoile
11Isaiah Williams
12Ben Heenan
13Cameron Jefferson
14Mackenzy Bernadeau
15Sam Brenner
16Jarell Broxton
17Cyril Richardson
18Jake Simonich
19Zach Voytek
20Kitt O'Brien
21Jake Bernstein
22Collin Rahrig
23Vi Teofilo
24Darren Keyton
25Austin Shepherd
26Al Bond
27Cameron Hunt
28Dustin Stanton
29Lene Maiava
30Jamison Lalk
31Marquis Lucas
32Josh Allen
33Ronald Patrick
34Mike Person
35Brian Folkerts
36Matthew Masifilo
37Alex Cooper
38Alex Kozan
39Anthony Fabiano
40Jeff Adams
41Adrian Bellard
42Tanner Hawkinson
43Pearce Slater
44Nila Kasitati
45Garrick Mayweather
46Greg Pyke
47Richard Levy
48Freddie Tagaloa
C1Jeremy Zuttah
2Nick Mangold
3Khaled Holmes
4Gino Gradkowski
5Joey Hunt
6Mitchell Bell
7Manuel Ramirez
8Julian Vandervelde
9Jack Allen
10Kofi Amichia
11Tim Lelito
12Cornelius Edison
13Marcus Henry
14Jacob Flores
15Fernando Velasco
16Jacques McClendon
17Tim Barnes
18Drew Nowak
19Garth Gerhart
20Barrett Jones
21Dalton Freeman
22Patrick Lewis
23Demetrius Rhaney
24Karim Barton
25Gabe Ikard
26Ben Clarke
27Ross Burbank
28Brian De La Puente
29Taylor Boggs
30Lucas Crowley
31James Stone
32Reese Dismukes
33Dillon Farrell
34Ben Gottschalk
35Braxston Cave
36Robert Kugler
37Mark Spelman
38Quinton Schooley
39Erik Austell
40Tyler Orlosky
RG1Todd Herremans
2Louis Vasquez
3Cyril Lemon
4Geoff Schwartz
5Garrett Gilkey
6Ethan Cooper
7Andrew Tiller
8Chase Farris
9Darrion Weems
10Darrell Williams, Jr.
11John Greco
12Kraig Urbik
13Paul Fanaika
14Chris Scott
15Hugh Thornton
16Earl Watford
17Jared Smith
18Tre' Jackson
19Josue Matias
20Leon Brown
21Clay DeBord
22Mike Matthews
23Jason King
24Robert Myers
25Craig Watts
26Kareem Are
27Darrell Greene
28Shahbaz Ahmed
29Trip Thurman
30Ruben Carter
31Ryker Mathews
32Boston Stiverson
33Terran Vaughn
34Donovan Williams
35Jessamen Dunker
36Alvin Bailey
37Adam Replogle
38Michael Ola
39Jarrod Pughsley
40Antoine McClain
41Tony Hills
42Mitchell Kirsch
43Tyler Johnstone
44Jarvis Harrison
45Donavon Clark
46Matt Rotheram
47Chris Muller
48Chris Barker
49Kent Perkins
50Mike McQueen
51Cameron Hunt
52Thomas Evans
RT1Korren Kirven
2J'Marcus Webb
3Sebastian Vollmer
4Adrian Bellard
5Mitchell Van Dyk
6Tayo Fabuluje
7Erik Pears
8Eric Winston
9Stephane Nembot
10Taylor Hart
11Givens Price
12Norman Price
13Darryl Baldwin
14Isiah Cage
15Robert Leff
16Nick Ritcher
17Patrick Miller
18Lamar Holmes
19Michael Williams
20Luke Marquardt
21Martin Wallace
22Colin Kelly
23Pierce Burton
24Kona Schwenke
25Zeth Ramsay
26Justin Murray
27Kevin Bowen
28Josh James
29Ryan Mack
30Torian White
31Brad Seaton
32Andrew Lauderdale
33Andreas Knappe
34Nick Becton
35Jonah Pirsig
36Keavon Milton
37Laurence Gibson
K1Josh Brown
2Josh Lambo
3Dan Carpenter
4Nick Novak
5Patrick Murray
6Mike Meyer
7Ross Martin
8Corey Acosta
9Marshall Morgan
10Andrew Furney
11Justin Manton
12Kyle Brindza
13Taylor Bertolet
14Brad Craddock
15Devon Bell
16Andy Phillips
17Jordan Gay
18Zach Hocker
19Shayne Graham
20Mike Nugent
21Shaun Suisham
22Brandon Bogotay
23Carey Spear
24Billy Cundiff
25Jaden Oberkrom
26John Lunsford
27Nick Rose
28Marshall Koehn
29Roberto Aguayo
30Brett Maher
31Ty Long
32Tom Obarski
33Jonathan Brown