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Knee no longer an issue for Lions' Kevin Smith

After seeing action in his first game this season at Green Bay, running back Kevin Smith said asking questions about his knee is no longer acceptable. He is coming off ACL surgery in December.

Smith carried three times for 12 yards and caught four balls for 22 yards at Green Bay.

Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said he wasn’t sure what to expect when Smith played at Green Bay, but he liked what he saw.

“I really thought he was very effective, he brings some veteran to our group out there too. You’re going to need that when you’re playing a team on the road against a team that blitzes a lot like the team we played last week,’’ Linehan said. “It’s nice to have a guy who has a pretty good knowledge and understands protections and things like that as well. I was happy with his first go-around and I thought he was looking closer to himself than he had been up to that point.’’

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