Lions Bring Back RB Kevin Smith, Sign G Leonard Davis
The Detroit Lions have signed guard Leonard Davis and running back Kevin Smith to one-year deals.

The agency that represents Davis, a three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman, announced his signing on Twitter.

The Lions confirmed it Monday, along with the news that Smith was returning to the team that drafted him in the third round in 2008. To make room, the Lions released defensive back Anthony Madison and running back Eldra Buckley.

Davis, 33, started 64 straight games for the Dallas Cowboys from the time they signed him in 2007 until they released him and his $6 million salary prior to training camp this season.

He was the No. 2 overall draft pick behind Michael Vick in 2001, playing his first six seasons in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals. The durable lineman has missed only five games in 10 NFL seasons with the Cardinals and Cowboys and started the other 155.

Smith, picked No. 64 overall by the Lions three years ago, ran for 976 yards as a rookie and 747 in his second season, scoring 12 rushing touchdowns. The 24-year-old played six games for Detroit last season without a start and has been sidelined by injuries.