Player Page

Kevin Smith | Running Back | #30

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 217
College: UCF
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (64) / DET
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

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

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ryan Lindley
2Phillip Sims
3Josh Freeman
4Keith Wenning
5Bryan Bennett
6Ryan Williams
7Seth Lobato
8Brad Sorensen
9Mike Bercovici
10Tim Tebow
11G.J. Kinne
12Sean Renfree
13B.J. Daniels
14Johnny Manziel
15Brandon Doughty
16Charlie Whitehurst
17Jerrod Johnson
18R.J. Archer
19Josh Woodrum
20Marquise Williams
21Max Wittek
22Joe Licata
23Garrett Gilbert
24Dustin Vaughan
25Dylan Thompson
26Cody Fajardo
27Shane Carden
28Griffin Neal
29McLeod Bethel-Thompson
30Pat Devlin
31Matt Blanchard
32Dan LeFevour
33Austin Trainor
34Jerry Lovelocke
35Chase Rettig
36Chandler Harnish
37Jake Waters
38Dalyn Williams
RB1Joseph Randle
2Zurlon Tipton
3Dreamius Smith
4Terron Ward
5Toby Gerhart
6Alonzo Harris
7LaMichael James
8Brandon Wilds
9Brandon Burks
10Jhurell Pressley
11Dominique Williams
12Andre Williams
13Raheem Mostert
14Stephen Houston
15Anthony Dixon
16Brandon Wegher
17Josh Harris
18Zac Stacy
19Brandon Ross
20Brandon Brown-Dukes
21Storm Johnson
22Jahwan Edwards
23Darrin Reaves
24Jerome Smith
25Ross Scheuerman
26Kenneth Harper
27Jawon Chisholm
28Bronson Hill
29Isaiah Pead
30Dan Herron
31Keshawn Hill
32Stevan Ridley
33LaVance Taylor
34Senorise Perry
35Joe Banyard
36Michael Dyer
37Jeremy Stewart
GLB1Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1Julian Howsare
2Erik Lorig
3Emil Igwenagu
4Jorvorskie Lane
5Marcel Reece
6James Casey
7Darrel Young
8Joe Don Duncan
9Ryan Mueller
10Derrick Coleman
11Tommy Bohanon
12Henry Hynoski
13Sam Bergen
14Chris Swain
15Trey Millard
16Brad Smelley
17Patrick Skov
18Soma Vainuku
19Jordan Campbell
20John Conner
21Zach Boren
22Kiero Small
23J.C. Copeland
24Joey Iosefa
25Blake Renaud
26Alstevis Squirewell
27Juwan Thompson
28Sione Houma
WR11Jerome Simpson
2Greg Jennings
3Marques Colston
4Dwayne Bowe
5James Jones
6Preston Parker
7Greg Little
8Kris Durham
9Rueben Randle
10Rasheed Bailey
11Cayleb Jones
12Kyle Prater
13Josh Morgan
14Jacoby Ford
15Tyler Davis
16Hakeem Nicks
17Douglas McNeil
18Miles Austin
19Kain Colter
20DeAndre Reaves
21Geronimo Allison
22Tony Washington
23Nick Harwell
24Reggie Dunn
25Armon Binns
26Carlton Mitchell
27Issac Blakeney
28Terrell Sinkfield
29Jake Kumerow
30Rodney Smith
31Hunter Sharp
32Tevin Reese
33Joshua Stangby
34Jared Dangerfield
35Bralon Addison
36Jaxon Shipley
37Andrew Turzilli
38Zach D'Orazio
39Kenzel Doe
40Kenny Lawler
41Solomon Patton
42Rashad Lawrence
43Robert Herron
44Ricky Collins
45T.J. Graham
46Damaris Johnson
47Damian Williams
48Nate Washington
49Josh Lenz
50Josh Stewart
51Marlon Moore
52Jarrett Boykin
53Lance Lewis
54Joseph Anderson
55Josh Harper
56Shaq Evans
57Travis Labhart
58Donatella Luckett
59Devin Lucien
60Tyler Murphy
61Marquez Clark
62Quinshad Davis
63Marcus Tucker
64Rashaun Simonise
65Reece Horn
66Chandler Worthy
67L'Damian Washington
68David Porter
69Richard Mullaney
70Duke Williams
71Tyler McDonald
72Ezell Ruffin
73Jeff Beathard
74DaVaris Daniels
75Jamel Johnson
WR21Brian Hartline
2Roddy White
3Riley Cooper
4Ace Sanders
5Chris Givens
6Marcus Thigpen
7Denarius Moore
8Ryan Whalen
9Joe Morgan
10Jacoby Jones
11Emory Blake
12Matt Hazel
13Jonathan Krause
14Kevin Smith
15Austin Pettis
16Ryan Broyles
17A.J. Jenkins
18R.J. Harris
19DeMarcus Ayers
20Kalif Raymond
21Onterio McCalebb
22Jaydon Mickens
23Nathan Palmer
24Andy Jones
25Bryan Walters
26DeVier Posey
27Andre Debose
28Aaron Dobson
29Shakim Phillips
30Tandon Doss
31Mike Brown
32Devante Davis
33Jimmie Hunt
34Devon Wylie
35Frankie Hammond
36Jay Lee
37Shane Wynn
38Marvin Hall
39Mike Williams
40DeAndre Carter
41Amir Carlisle
42Mekale McKay
43Reggie Bell
44Milton Williams III
45Michael Preston
46Phil Bates
47Brandon Shippen
48Valdez Showers
49Marquis Bundy
50Max McCaffrey
51Paul McRoberts
52James Butler
53Anthony Dable
54Isiah Ferguson
55Daniel Rodriguez
56A.J. Cruz
57Antwan Goodley
58Ryan Lankford
59Kadron Boone
60Marcus Harris
61Clyde Gates
62Tom Nelson
63Leonard Hankerson
64Juron Criner
65Saalim Hakim
66Kashif Moore
67Kenbrell Thompkins
68Stephen Hill
69Michael Bennett
70Paul Browning
71Austin Willis
72Titus Davis
73Andre Davis
74Demetrius Wilson
75Josh Reese
76DiAndre Campbell
77Trevor Harman
78Durron Neal
79Kieran Duncan
80David Glidden
81Jarvis Turner
82T.J. Thorpe
83Chris King
84Trindon Holliday
85Tevin Jones
86Levi Norwood
87Ed Williams
88Danny Anthrop
89Marken Michel
90Christion Jones
WR31Riley Cooper
2Marques Colston
3Chris Givens
TE1Owen Daniels
2Craig Stevens
3Scott Chandler
4Dante Rosario
5Zach Sudfeld
6Jim Dray
7Tony Moeaki
8Mickey Shuler
9Andrew Quarless
10Matt Spaeth
11Kyle Miller
12Matthew Mulligan
13Beau Gardner
14Michael Cooper
15Chase Ford
16Bruce Miller
17Nic Jacobs
18E.J. Bibbs
19Brian Parker
20Orson Charles
21Rob Housler
22Nick Kasa
23Chase Dixon
24Richard Gordon
25Thomas Duarte
26Beau Sandland
27Henry Krieger-Coble
28Casey Pierce
29Mike McFarland
30Chris Pantale
31Rob Blanchflower
32Jacob Maxwell
33David Paulson
34Justice Cunningham
35Steve Maneri
36Cameron Clear
37Ryan Malleck
38D.J. Williams
39Ryan Taylor
40Konrad Reuland
41Brett Brackett
42Michael Egnew
43Adrien Robinson
44Brandon Barden
45Kevin Greene
46Gerell Robinson
47Anthony Denham
48Jake Murphy
49Rory Anderson
50John Peters
51Tim Semisch
52Jay Rome
53Kivon Cartwright
54Jake McGee
55J.P. Holtz
56Bryce Williams
57Braxton Deaver
58M.J. McFarland
59Clayton Echard
60Jack Tabb
61Dan Light
62Jordan Thompson
63Arthur Lynch
LT1Tyson Chandler
2Kyle Roberts
3Takoby Cofield
4Dallas Thomas
5Micah Hatchie
6Jason Fox
7Eugene Monroe
8Charles Brown
9Cameron Bradfield
10Reid Fragel
11Colin Kelly
12Jeremy Vujnovich
13Pierce Burton
14Rob Crisp
15Justin Renfrow
16David Foucault
17Cody Booth
18Carter Bykowski
19Andrew McDonald
20David Hedelin
21Taylor Fallin
22Tyler Johnstone
23Matt Feiler
24John Weidenaar
25Vince Kowalski
26Lars Hanson
27Garry Williams
28Cameron Jefferson
29Jordan Swindle
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Cyril Richardson
3Mackenzy Bernadeau
4Jamil Douglas
5David Arkin
6Josh James
7Edawn Coughman
8Martin Wallace
9Ben Heenan
10Jeremiah Poutasi
11Antoine Everett
12Cornelius Edison
13Clay DeBord
14Lene Maiava
15Jamison Lalk
16Austin Shepherd
17Jesse Davis
18Oni Omoile
19Brian Folkerts
20Matthew Masifilo
21Al Bond
22Tanner Hawkinson
23Adrian Bellard
24Jake Bernstein
25Collin Rahrig
26Vi Teofilo
27Darren Keyton
28Isiah Cage
29Alex Cooper
30Chris Barker
31Arturo Uzdavinis
32Garrick Mayweather
33Kaleb Eulls
C1Daniel Munyer
2Marcus Henry
3Fernando Velasco
4Jacques McClendon
5Drew Nowak
6Garth Gerhart
7Jack Allen
8Dillon Day
9Manuel Ramirez
10Mitchell Bell
11Josh LeRibeus
12Julian Vandervelde
13Braxston Cave
14Robert Kugler
15Jake Brendel
16Trevor Robinson
17James Stone
18Reese Dismukes
19Kyle Friend
20Taylor Boggs
21Dillon Farrell
22Barrett Jones
23Dalton Freeman
24Ian Silberman
25Kristjan Sokoli
26Mike Matthews
27Ben Clarke
28Ross Burbank
29Brian De La Puente
30Quinton Schooley
RG1Todd Herremans
2Louis Vasquez
3Garrett Gilkey
4Geoff Schwartz
5Cyril Lemon
6Amini Silatolu
7Kitt O'Brien
8Darrion Weems
9Leon Brown
10Andrew Gardner
11Paul Fanaika
12Ryan Seymour
13Jared Smith
14Lawrence Okoye
15Will Pericak
16Karim Barton
17Brett Boyko
18Malcolm Bunche
19Ryker Mathews
20Boston Stiverson
21Zach Sterup
22Terran Vaughn
23Donovan Williams
24Adam Replogle
25Antoine McClain
26Trip Thurman
27Kadeem Edwards
28Shahbaz Ahmed
29Blake Muir
30Alex Balducci
31Michael Liedtke
32Matt Rotheram
33Jarvis Harrison
34Mike McQueen
RT1Kevin Graf
2Avery Young
3Erik Pears
4Tayo Fabuluje
5Keavon Milton
6Khalif Barnes
7Adrian Bellard
8Jeff Adams
9William Poehls
10Mitchell Van Dyk
11John Kling
12Nick Ritcher
13Patrick Miller
14Zeth Ramsay
15Marquis Lucas
16Justin Murray
17Ryan Mack
18Aaron Epps
19Torian White
20Kona Schwenke
21Lamar Holmes
22Luke Marquardt
K1Josh Scobee
2Kai Forbath
3Travis Coons
4Robbie Gould
5Carey Spear
6Billy Cundiff
7Jaden Oberkrom
8Nick Rose
9Marshall Koehn
10John Lunsford
11Mike Meyer
12Andrew Furney
13Justin Manton
14Ross Martin
15Ka'imi Fairbairn
16Giorgio Tavecchio
17Marshall Morgan
18Corey Acosta
19Randy Bullock
20Brandon Bogotay
21Zach Hocker
22Kyle Brindza
23Taylor Bertolet
24Brad Craddock
25Aldrick Rosas
26Devon Bell
27Shaun Suisham
28Shayne Graham
29Jonathan Brown
30Tom Obarski
31Ty Long