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Jahvid Best

Jahvid Best - #44 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 199 lbs.
Birthday 01/30/1989
Birthplace Vallejo, CA
College California
Years played 3
Drafted 2010, 1st round, 30th pick by Lions

Packers-Lions first-quarter reflections

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
The Packers-Lions game is off to a very lackluster start with both offenses scuffling more often than not in a scoreless first quarter at Ford Field.

Packers-Lions prediction

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week 14 Packers-Lions game at Detroit this Sunday.

Lions' Schwartz hitches wagon to Stafford

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
Head coach Jim Schwartz expressed surprising optimism for the Lions, saddled with a 2-10 record, for one major reason: QB Matthew Stafford.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 14 game against the Lions at Detroit.

Lions re-sign WR Clark, place Williams on I.R.

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
The Lions placed WR Derrick Williams on injured reserve and re-signed WR Brian Clark on Friday.

Thursday Packers-Lions injury report

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
The most noteworthy Packers-related development revealed in the official Packers-Lions injury report in advance of their game this Sunday in Detroit was that S Atari Bigby was at least able to practice on a limited basis after not participating at ...

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 14 game against the Lions at Detroit  

Suh fine shows NFL only protecting itself

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
The NFL is out of control, taking the idea of fining players for clean hits way too far, writes PFW senior editor Eric Edholm.

Wednesday Packers-Lions injury report

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
Cullen Jenkins is not the only Packer who will be sidelined for sure for the game this Sunday in Detroit. FB Korey Hall, who hurt his knee in the same gate, also has been ruled out in Week 14, according ...

Lions place DE Vanden Bosch on I.R.

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
The Lions lost another defensive starter for the season on Wednesday, placing DE Kyle Vanden Bosch on injured reserve.

Lions DT Suh fined $15K for hit on Bears QB Cutler

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 3 p.m. ET
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was fined $15,000 for a hit he put on Bears QB Jay Cutler on Sunday.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 14 game against the Lions at Detroit    

Lions put CB Smith on I.R., add CB Miller

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 12:17 p.m. ET
The Lions have placed CB Alphonso Smith on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and added CB Prince Miller to take his spot on the roster.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 14 game against the Lions at Detroit  

Lions’ QB carousel not stopping Johnson from producing

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The Lions are now on their third quarterback of the 2010 season, but Calvin Johnson has managed to be a constant throughout the QB turmoil.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Oct. 09, 2012
Best is eligible to come off the physically unable to perform list next week.||||||| Best has been out with a concussion.
Posted Aug. 27, 2012
Best is still not cleared to play after spending the first six weeks of the season on the physically unable to perform list.||||||| Detroit general manager Martin Mayhew says in a statement Monday that Best will not be permitted to return at this time, but the running back will continue to work with the team's medical and training staffs in the hope that he'll be cleared to play at some point. Best hasn't played since last October because of concussion problems.
Posted July 27, 2012
Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best still hasn't been cleared for full contact - a fact he attributes to the new NFL protocol for dealing with concussions. The Lions opened practice Friday, and Best was put on the active physically unable to perform list.||||||| Best missed over half of last season after a concussion against San Francisco on Oct. 16. He also had concussion problems last preseason and when he was a college player at California.
Posted Oct. 28, 2011
Best is going on season-ending injured reserve. The second-year running back has been bothered by concussion problems and hasn't played since Oct. 16, when the Lions lost to San Francisco. After starting 5-0, Detroit has lost four of six, beginning with that game against the 49ers. The team says the move is expected to become official next week.||||||| Best also missed time during this preseason because of a concussion, and when he was a college player at California, he missed a few games after a fall knocked him out and sent him to the hospital with a concussion and sore back. Lions coach Jim Schwartz says the team has followed medical protocol with Best's injury and looks forward to "his continued improvement and eventual return to the field."
Posted Oct. 20, 2011
The Lions expect Best to play again this season.||||||| Best is out with a concussion suffered in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the 49ers. Maurice Morris will be the Lions' primary back. Best had dealt with concussions before, but Detroit still expects him to play again this season.

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