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Fox Sports Detroit:
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Kevin Smith was in good company for his morning workout Tuesday, and when it was over he sent word that he was happy to be heading back to Detroit to continue his career with the Lions.
Just finished a great workout with frank gore and matt forte and just found out I will be back in the d next year, Smith wrote on his Twitter account.
Smith, who gave the Lions at lift at running back when he was signed during the season, agreed to terms on a contract Tuesday. The length and financial terms were not immediately available.
Gore is starting running back for the 49ers, and Forte is a starter in Chicago, where he is embroiled in a contract dispute.
The Lions will go to training camp with three young tailbacks on the roster, but two of them have injury questions.
Jahvid Best, a first-round draft pick in 2010, played only 6 games last season after sustaining his second concussion of the year in Game 6. Mikel Leshoure, a second-round draft pick last year out of Ill...
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The Detroit lions are not known for having healthy running backs which is why solid depth at the position is important. Today they added to their backfield by re-signing the often injured Kevin Smith for the 2012 season. Smith is a dynamic player that brings play making ability to the offense. He has shown flashes [...]
The Detroit Lions have agreed to a one-year deal with running back Kevin Smith.
Smith posted a message on his Twitter account Tuesday after finding out he would be back in Detroit.
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...
Veteran running back Kevin Smith has rejoined the Detroit Lions after agreeing to a one-year contract.
Smith made the announcement via his Twitter account.
Smith, 25, is a 6-foot-1, 217-pounder who rushed for 356 yards and four touchdowns on 72 carries in just seven games and four starts.
The Detroit Lions re-signed running back Kevin Smith to a one-year contract Tuesday.Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.Smith played in seven games and led the Lions with four rushing touchdowns last season after Jahvid Best and Mikel Leshoure fell to injuries.The 25-year-old was selected by the Detroit in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press, the Detroit Lions still want to sign defensive end Cliff Avril to a long-term deal after placing the franchise tag on him just a few weeks ago.
“We’ve been very aggressive in trying to get him done,” said Lions president Tom Lewand. “We’ve had a lot of discussions with his agent. They’ve been very committed, but it...
The Detroit Lions placed the franchise tag on DE Cliff Avril before the league imposed deadline to do so on March 5, a move which has not made the pass rusher all too happy. Now, the Detroit Lions are hoping to be able to reach a long-term deal with Cliff Avril and avoid what appears to be a holdout by the pass rushing specialist.
The Lions have until July 15 to hammer...
Drawing scant interest on the free agency front, RB Kevin Smith will once again return to the Detroit Lions in 2012. Smith appeared in seven games for the Lions last season but did not start the season on the roster for Detroit. Injuries took a toll on the Lions backfield during the course of the season. Rookie RB Mikel Leshoure was lost for the season prior to the start...
The Lions have departed the annual NFL meetings in Palm Beach, Fla., with a buzz that their interest has continued in obtaining cornerback Asante Samuel from the Eagles.
Cornerback is a position of need for the Lions, and adding a veteran starter with proven coverage ability would be a good addition to their defense.
But there are questions concerning Samuels salary and whether...
It is that wonderful time of year again when we can talk NFL Draft. It is one of my favorite times of year where we get to experience a football holiday. We get blessed with fresh, young players who are filled with talent and optimism. The best part of the Draft has to be the anticipation and mystery of who your favorite team will pick. This year I will end the mystery for Detroit...