Aaron Wilson of Profootball.scout.com reports the Detroit Lions conducted an extensive bye week workout Thursday, auditioning former Lions starting running back Kevin Smith and former Cowboys Pro Bowl offensive guard Leonard Davis as well as 22 other free agents, according to a league source.
As a rookie in 2008, Smith led the Lions with 976 rushing yard and eight touchdowns.
Signed to a three-year, $1.79 million contract before that season, the Lions didn’t give Smith a tender offer on March 3.
Davis is a former Arizona Cardinals first-round draft pick.
Davis, 33, is a 6-foot-6, 355-pound mauling blocker who has started 153 career games since entering the NFL in 2001.
He played collegiately at the University of Texas.
The Lions also worked out former Green Bay Packers and Buffalo Bills quarterback Brian Brohm, a former Louisville standout.
They worked out former Pitsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins wide receiver Antwaan Randle-El, former Patriots wide receiver Sam Aiken and former Houston Texans wide receiver Terrence Toliver.
Former Texans Christian running back Aaron Brown, a 2009 Lions sixth-round draft pick, worked out for the NFC North club as well as former Titans defensive linemen Jovan Haye and Tony Brown, former Atlanta Falcons defensive end Chauncey Davis and former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Garrett Chisolm. The team also evaluated linebackers Nic Harris (Buffalo Bills) and Lance Laury (New York Jets) and former Chicago Bears, St. Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers safety Kevin Payne, among several other players.