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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

Bears top Lions with fourth-quarter TD

Posted Dec. 05, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Brandon Manumaleuna one play after an eyebrow-raising penalty midway through the fourth quarter, lifting the Chicago Bears to a 24-20 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Lions' Smith still has plenty of promise

Posted Dec. 04, 2010 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
Lions CB Alphonso Smith came under fire for his poor play in the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Patriots, but he has a lot of promise.

Report: Chiefs filed tampering charges against Lions

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 4:37 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have filed tampering charges with the NFL against the Lions, according to a report by Fox Sports reporter Alex Marvez.

Report: Lions to place PK Hanson on I.R.

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
The Lions reportedly will place PK Jason Hanson on injured reserve and stick with Dave Rayner as their placekicker the rest of 2011.

Lions announce sellout for Sunday

Posted Dec. 01, 2010 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
The Lions have announced that Sunday's game against the Bears has sold out and will air live in local television markets.

Bears-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 30, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Keeping Lions DTs Ndamukong Suh and Corey Williams from knifing into the backfield to disrupt QB Jay Cutler or blow up a running play will be tough for the Bears' interior offensive linemen.

Lions trying to find ways to win

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
One of the greatest chores for a young head coach is to try to find ways to teach his team how to win games, which is the Lions' biggest problem now.

Brady leads Patriots past Lions 45-24

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw a season-high four touchdown passes, all in the second half, to help the New England Patriots rout the Detroit Lions 45-24 on Thursday.

Brady will start against Lions

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 12:13 p.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady will start Thursday against Detroit despite missing practice Tuesday with a foot injury.

Schwartz needs Lions to win now

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
Although the Lions' faithful has yet to turn on Jim Schwartz, the local papers are starting to bear down and chirp a little. A win against the Patriots would do a lot of good.

Meriweather key in slowing down Megatron

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday throughout the season we'll identify one player or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week, S Brandon Meriweather is the choice.

Patriots-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 12 Thanksgiving Day game between the Patriots and Lions: Lions defensive line vs. Patriots offensive line

2011 NFC North free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 9:23 a.m. ET
If WR Sidney Rice hits the free-agent market in March, how hard will the Vikings try to re-sign him? Here is our exclusive team-by-team list of NFC North players likely to become free agents in March.

Lions release LB Campbell, sign OG Thomas

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
The Lions released LB Caleb Campbell on Tuesday and signed OG Donald Thomas, two days before they host the Patriots on Thanksgiving Day.

Patriots-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 11 Thanksgiving Day game between the Patriots and Lions: Lions WRs Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson vs. Patriots CBs Devin McCourty and Kyle Arrington

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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