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Colts worked out running back Kevin Smith

The Indianapolis Colts worked out former Lions running back Kevin Smith. The Colts are in need of anther back since Donald Brown and Trent Richardson are the only two running backs on their roster now that Ahmad Bradshaw is on injured reserve. Smith played for the Lions from 2008 to 2012.  He’s recorded a total of 2,346 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns. After battling injuries...
Via Pro Football Zone
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Smith “Didn’t Want No F*cking B*tches” In Lions Locker Room

Deadspin has the details on how Kevin Smith interacted with a Lions intern in 2008. The details speak for themselves: I spent the 2008 season interning in the sports department of The Detroit News, mainly covering the Tigers (not a bad gig) …and the Lions. I was 19 years old, a college sophomore from a liberal arts school. Throughout my five weeks at training camp and preseason...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions RB Kevin Smith Allegedly Exposed Himself to a 19-year-old Intern

Deadspin reports that Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith is quite the classy fellow. Here now is reader Britt describing her encounters with former Lions running back and eternal PUP lister Kevin Smith: I spent the 2008 season interning in the sports department of The Detroit News, mainly covering the Tigers (not a bad gig) ...and the Lions. I was 19 years old, a college sophomore...
Via Bob's Blitz
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Smith a Healthy Scratch For Lions

Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith is a healthy scratch for Week 6 against Philadelphia.Fantasy Spin:After being the lead back over the first two weeks, Smith didn't see a carry in either of the next two games. It's obvious he's not part of the Lions future plans and should be let go for a more viable fantasy option.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions injury report: key starters struggling with nagging problems

Tomorrow, of course, is Sunday. That means up until kickoff, agonizing about key injuries will be the focus for Detroit Lions' fans everywhere. Fortunately, one piece of good news regards the quarterback position, where it looks as if things aren't as bad as they initially appeared last Sunday. What are the five most important injuries to watch this week, as the Lions take...
Via 60 Max Power O
September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Smith Will Be Pushed By LeShoure For Playing Time

Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith will have additional competition in the Lions' backfield this week with the return of Mikel Leshoure (suspension/Achilles).Fantasy Spin:Smith received most of the reps with the first team this week and will certainly be the starter, but fantasy owners should pay attention to how the Lions use Leshoure and re-evaluate Smith's value after the game.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Links: Mikel Leshoure's return, Tony Scheffler's njury and Joe Staley's trash talk

The Detroit Lions emerged relatively healthy from a west coast fist fight with the San Francisco 49ers. Though Drayton Florence broke his arm, things are looking up midweek with regards to the defensive backfield's health. Two key members could return this weekend, in addition to running back Mikel Leshoure. Here's more on where the Lions' stand before their match up...
Via 60 Max Power O
September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: Unsettled Detroit Lions Will Bring In Ryan Grant And Steve Slaton For Backfield Workouts

The Detroit Lions are about as unsettled in their backfield as any other team in the NFL today. Kevin Smith has played fairly well, and Mikel Leshoure is expected back from suspension for the team’s next game Sunday against the struggling Tennessee Titans. With Joique Bell also in the mix, one would think that would be enough to piece together a satisfying enough running back committee...
Via thepigskinreport.com
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Lions contained by 49ers in 27-19 loss

No fourth-quarter comeback this time for the Detroit Lions. Quarterback Matthew Stafford and receiver Calvin Johnson had to stand on the sideline, watching helplessly, as the San Francisco 49ers went on a game-clinching drive in the final minutes of their 27-19 victory Sunday night at Candlestick Park. 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, not nearly as flashy as Stafford, completed three...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Sunday Night Football: Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers Preview and Prediction

A week after taking down the Packers, the San Francisco 49ers welcome the Detroit Lions to the Bay Area. The Lions also won their opener, over St. Louis, but it was a struggle for Matt Stafford and the Lions. Stafford threw three interceptions last week compared to zero by Alex Smith, though it is, of course, foolish to form judgements after one week of football. This game is a...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Rams play Lions tough but fall 27-23 in opener

Jeff Fisher hoped his St. Louis Rams could hold Detroit's powerful offense to field goals. They did a pretty good job of that - until the final quarter. Matthew Stafford threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Smith with 10 seconds left, lifting the Lions to a 27-23 victory over the Rams on Sunday. St. Louis intercepted Stafford three times in the first half - returning one...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Smith Collects Two TDs in Win Over Rams

Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith scored two touchdowns and had 91 total yards on 17 touches Sunday against the Rams.Fantasy Spin:No other Lions player received more than one carry. Smith will be a solid RB2 for several weeks, but the presence of Mikel Leshoure and eventually Jahvid Best will cloud this backfield rotation since Detroit throws the ball upwards of 40 times a game.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Lions 27, Rams 23

Matthew Stafford threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Smith with 10 seconds left, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 27-23 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. Stafford made up for a shaky game by leading an 80-yard, nine-play game-winning possession that included three passes of at least 18 yards. Sam Bradford directed a go-ahead drive that set up Greg Zuerlein's 46-yard field...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Fantasy Game Day: Reasons to start Adrian Peterson

There are a lot of fantasy football owners that were able to get their paws on Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for a steal this season. On Sunday he will play against the Jaguars yet it will in a timeshare agreement with backup Toby Gerhart. Should this make him an immediate play? Please click the link below to read this story.
Via Players View
September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Smith Questionable For Week 1

Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith is questionable for Sunday's game against St. Louis due to an ankle injury.Fantasy Spin:With Jahvid Best on the shelf and Mikel Leshoure suspended, Smith is the Lions' best option, but the team will likely use Keiland Williams as well.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NFL Depth Chart Updates: Detroit Lions

With The Detroit Lions' 2012 preseason now in the book and the regular season right upon us, a few players helped raise their names on the depth chart, while others are moving in the wrong direction.The preseason for the starters is just to fine tune their skills, and for everyone else it’s a chance to show that you belong and contribute in the NFL, impress the coaches in moving...
Via Football Nation
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

5 players that need more fantasy football hype

Doug Martin? Hardly a sleeper anymore. (Credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images North America) If there was ever one section of fantasy football that players focus on more than anything else, it would be sleeper lists. It’s the main way that you can grab an edge over all of your opponents, by drafting players that will hopefully exceed expectations and become star players at their...
Via Down and Distance
August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Jones-Drew the missing piece in Detroit?

As we get even further into this Maurice Jones-Drew holdout, the question remains, when will he show up? Jones-Drew claims he has no idea what is going on and that it is between the team and his agent. He has yet to report with the regular season starting next Wednesday night. While the world waits [...]
Via The Penalty Flag
August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: Detroit Lions in the market for a running back?

The Detroit Lions appear to be in the market to trade for a running back. Jason LaCanfora reports via Twitter that Lions general manager Martin Mayhew is “making calls looking for a running back.” The running back situation has been a precarious one for the Lions this season. RB Jahvid Best, still dealing with lingering effects on a concussion suffered last year and will start...
Via thepigskinreport.com
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Lions looking to deal for a running back

With Jahvid Best out for at least the first six weeks of the regular season, Kevin Smith unable to stay healthy for an entire season, Keiland Williams not being a top of the line back and Mikel Leshoure suspended for the first two games of the regular season the Lions certainly have a chaotic running back situation to say the least. After dealing for secondary depth Monday by acquiring...
Via The Majors Detroit
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Lions Searching For Running Back

According to Jason La Canfora, other teams are saying that the Detroit Lions are making calls in search of a running back.Fantasy Spin:With Jahvid Best on the shelf for at least six games, the Lions are left with a hodgepodge of mediocre running backs that includes Kevin Smith and Mikel Leshoure. Neither Smith nor Leshoure (when he returns from a two-game suspension) should be started...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Xray on Kevin Smith’s ankle negative

Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith suffered an ankle injury against the Raiders on Saturday, but avoided a serious injury and did not suffer a broken ankle. As reported by Chris McCosky of Detroitnews.com, Kevin Smith twisted his right ankle in the third quarter and limped off the field. “I just got scared being under that pile of big guys,” Smith said. “I was scared it...
Via Kramerica Sports
August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Smith's Injury Not Serious

The ankle injury Lions halfback Kevin Smith suffered in Saturday's preseason game against Oakland doesn't appear to be serious. Smith told reporters after the game that X-rays on his injured ankle came back negative. He also claims that he does not have a high ankle sprain.Fantasy Spin:Smith is likely to see most of the carries for Detroit this year with starter Jahvid Best...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Stafford and Kevin Smith fine after suffering injuries during Oakland preseason game

The Lions got a bit of a scare during their 31-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders in week three of the preseason Saturday night. Quarterback Matthew Stafford and running back Kevin Smith were two of several injuries that the Lions suffered during the course of the game. Stafford injured his non-throwing hand in the second quarter during a pass attempt to WR Titus Young. During the play...
Via The Majors Detroit
August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Smith, Stafford say they are OK after injuries

Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford and running back Kevin Smith, who left with injuries during Saturday's preseason game in Oakland, said they will not miss any significant time. Stafford suffered a left-hand injury -- his non-throwing hand -- while hitting it on a helmet during a second-quarter pass. Smith limped off the field with what appeared to be a leg injury. Both...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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