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Lions Free Agency 2012: Detroit Interested In Re-Signing RB Kevin Smith

The Lions brought back Kevin Smith last November when Jahvid Best was placed on the injured reserve and, after 72 carries for 356 yards and seven total touchdowns in seven games, the Lions are interested in re-signing the 25-year-old running back out of Central Florida, according to MLIVE's sources. Smith believe he's a Lion until told otherwise:

"In every interview that I've done, even though I'm a free agent, I've referred to the team and me as us," Smith told last month. "I'm on the Lions roster, in my opinion, until I'm not on the Lions roster. That says it all.

When healthy, Kevin Smith is very useful, but unfortunately, he seems to be injury prone in the truest sense of the meaning. If the Lions do re-sign Smith, he'll join Jahvid Best, who is a constant concussion concern, and Mikel LeShoure, who missed last season with an Achilles injury, as the Lions running backs on the depth chart. That might be the most questionable running back trio in the NFL.

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