Found November 23, 2011 on The Penalty Flag:
PLAYERS: Kevin Smith
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
On Sunday, November 20th, the Detroit Lions played the Carolina Panthers at Ford Field. With Jahvid Best out after suffering a concussion in an October game against San Francisco, newly signed RB Kevin Smith and RB Maurice Morris started in place of him. Since Best’s injury, RB Maurice Morris has mainly started in place of him. According to’s Kevin Seifert, the reason for the signing was because” The Lions needed to add depth in their backfield as running back Jahvid Best has been sidelined recently with concussion problems and Jerome Harrison is out for the season after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.” Kevin Smith had played for the Lions before, being drafted by them in the 3rd round of the 2008 NFL draft. In his rookie year, he ran for almost 1,000 yards, 8 TDs, and averaging 4.1 yards per attempt. In 2009, Smith ran for about the same number of attempts, 217, but came up with about 230 yards less than he did in 2008, and only 4 TDs. After being benched, and dealing with injuries in 2010, the Lions let him go; did not renew his contract. On this particular game, Smith ran for only 16 [...]

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