The Detroit Lions announced that they have placed running back Kevin Smith on injured reserve.
Smith (thumb) had been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.
A third-round pick (64th overall) out of Central Florida in 2008, Smith has rushed for 1,856 yards and 12 touchdowns, with 91 receptions for 824 yards and 1 touchdown during his 35 games with the Lions.
Smith started 25 of 29 games between his first two seasons in the NFL, but finished last year on injured reserve with a torn ACL. The Lions traded back into the 2010 first-round to select Jahvid Best, who leads the Lions with 380 yards and 4 touchdowns on the ground.
Smith will be a restricted free agent in the off-season.
To fill Smith’s spot on the 53-man roster, linebacker Caleb Campbell has been promoted from the practice squad.