The New York Daily News reports the Giants have "spoken to the agents" of free agent RBs Kevin Smith and Ryan Grant.
Although impending free agent Kevin Smith would like to re-sign with the Lions, he expressed disappointment with his 2012 role.
Kevin Smith was held to one catch for four yards in Detroit's Week 16 loss to the Falcons.
Kevin Smith didn't touch the ball in Detroit's Week 14 loss to the Packers.
Kevin Smith recorded zero touches in the Lions' Week 13 loss to the Colts.
Kevin Smith played 19 snaps to Joique Bell's 10 in Week 11 versus the Packers.
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.
Kevin Smith is pessimistic about his chances of climbing the depth chart.
Beat writer Anwar Richardson believes Kevin Smith will be released if Jahvid Best (concussions) gets cleared.
Kevin Smith did not play a single offensive snap in the Lions' Week 4 loss to the Vikings.
Kevin Smith was held out of the boxscore in Week 4 versus the Vikings.
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.
Coach Jim Schwartz said he intended for Kevin Smith to be the third-down back in the Week 3 loss to the Titans.
Kevin Smith operated as the clear No. 3 running back in the Lions' Week 3 loss to the Titans.