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Kevin Smith | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 217
College: UCF
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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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

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10Chase Rettig
11Josh Freeman
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5Cyrus Gray
6Isaiah Pead
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8Storm Johnson
9Montee Ball
10Josh Harris
11Pierre Thomas
12LaVance Taylor
13Mack Brown
14Keshawn Hill
15Lache Seastrunk
16Kenneth Harper
17Jawon Chisholm
18Bronson Hill
19Jerome Smith
20Michael Dyer
21Daniel Thomas
22Jeremy Stewart
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3Joe Don Duncan
4Henry Hynoski
5Austin Johnson
6Trey Millard
7Brad Smelley
8Jordan Campbell
9Toben Opurum
10Emil Igwenagu
11Zach Boren
12Kiero Small
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3Kris Durham
4C.J. Goodwin
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6Michael Bennett
7Jacoby Ford
8Josh Morgan
9Douglas McNeil
10Frankie Hammond
11Ryan Spadola
12Tevin Reese
13Cobi Hamilton
14Aldrick Robinson
15Armon Binns
16Reggie Dunn
17Nick Harwell
18Vincent Brown
19Carlton Mitchell
20Zach D'Orazio
21Kenzel Doe
22Solomon Patton
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24Ricky Collins
25Terrelle Pryor
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27Damian Williams
28G.J. Kinne
29Lance Lewis
30Josh Stewart
31Josh Harper
32Titus Davis
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34Travis Labhart
35Donatella Luckett
36Deon Long
37DeAndre Carter
38David Porter
39Tyler McDonald
40Ezell Ruffin
41L'Damian Washington
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4Tandon Doss
5Joe Morgan
6Ryan Broyles
7A.J. Jenkins
8Damaris Johnson
9Emory Blake
10Walter Powell
11Onterio McCalebb
12Mike Brown
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14Devante Davis
15Issac Blakeney
16Vince Mayle
17Milton Williams III
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19Ryan Lankford
20Damarr Aultman
21Rasheed Bailey
22Josh Lenz
23Daniel Rodriguez
24James Butler
25DeVier Posey
26Michael Preston
27Phil Bates
28Marcus Lucas
29Jordan Leslie
30Devon Wylie
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32Ryan Whalen
33Tom Nelson
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35Levi Norwood
36Trindon Holliday
37Juron Criner
38Demetrius Wilson
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41Paul Browning
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15Jimmay Mundine
16Brandon Barden
17Gerell Robinson
18Jacob Maxwell
19Jake Murphy
20Ryan Taylor
21Brett Brackett
22Michael Egnew
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