Report: Lions' RB Kevin Smith not offered contract
According to reports, it appears RB Kevin Smith’s days in Detroit could be over. Smith was not offered a tender by the Lions and will become an unrestricted free agent when a new collective bargaining agreement is reached.
Smith, a Lions’ third-round draft pick in 2008, was slowed down this past season by a number of injuries. He was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 20 due to thumb surgery. He was coming off ACL knee surgery in 2009. He also had shoulder issues.
In 2010 Smith played in just six games with 34 carries for 133 yards.
The Lions will rely on Jahvid Best, a first-round pick in 2010, along with veteran Maurice Morris. They could pick up another running back in the draft or free agency.
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