Kevin Smith will play

Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert

CHICAGO -- As ESPN.com’s John Clayton reported earlier Sunday morning, Detroit tailback Kevin Smith will be in uniform for the Lions’ game against the Bears at Soldier Field. Smith was not among the eight inactives the Lions just announced.

But, as expected, the Lions will be without defensive lineman Sammie Lee Hill and Dewayne White. Landon Cohen and Jason Hunter will start in their places, respectively. The Lions also have named Ko Simpson their starting safety in place of Marquand Manuel.