Kevin Smith reportedly told a Florida newspaper to deliver the message “Come get me” to the Dolphins. While some fans would be glad to see him go, and others would dread it, he’s not going anywhere. Smith is a restricted free agent no matter how the CBA works out, so the Lions have his rights unless they decide to trade or waive him.
This shouldn’t be a sign that Smith doesn’t want to be in Detroit, so no need to get riled up over that either. Smith is from Florida and the Dolphins might not bring back Ronnie Brown or Ricky Williams next season. Smith wants to be a starter and if he could have the opportunity in Miami he’d take it. It’s also very common for players to make statements like that about their hometown teams.
Smith will be a Lion next year unless somebody offers a good deal in a trade which is unlikely with his injury issues the last two years. He will be counted on to be the 2 in a 1-2 punch with Jahvid Best and he is invaluable in pass protection.