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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

Patriots-Lions matchup of the day: Monday

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 12 Thanksgiving Day game between the Patriots and Lions: Patriots kick coverage vs. Lions KR Stefan Logan.

After blazing start, Best running on empty

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
After Week Two, Jahvid Best had the look of a fantasy monster. Now, his season can only be described as disappointing.

Cowboys improve to 2-0 under Garrett

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
Bryan McCann grabbed a batted-down punt and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown, Miles Austin had two short touchdown catches and 38-year-old Jon Kitna had a career-best 29-yard touchdown run to lift the Dallas Cowboys to a 35-19 victory ...

Lions place RB Smith on I.R.

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 3:19 a.m. ET
The Lions placed RB Kevin Smith on injured reserve Saturday, ending his season.

Campbell goes from the Army to the NFL

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
Caleb Campbell did not take a normal route to the NFL, but the West Point alum will be on the Lions' 53-man roster tomorrow vs. the Cowboys.

Lions not running from ground problems

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Running the ball has proven to be a difficult endeavor this season for the Lions, who felt the addition of Jahvid Best would inject life into that facet of the offense

The heart of a Lion

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
Each year, Nov. 17 comes and goes on Mike Utley's calendar. He acknowledges it, obliges those who ask about it, then gets on with all that keeps him busy in his post-football life.

Lions confirm Stafford met with Andrews

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 9:25 p.m. ET
The Lions confirmed Monday night that QB Matthew Stafford met with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., to examine his injured right shoulder.

Calvin and Co. OK without Stafford

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
The Lions might be without QB Matthew Stafford for the foreseeable future, but it doesn't look like their fantasy situation will be affected.

Bills hang on for first victory

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
Fred Jackson ran for a season-best 133 yards and scored twice in leading the Bills (1-8) to a 14-12 win over the Lions on Sunday. Detroit (2-7) lost its 25th straight road game to break the record the Lions set ...

Top two picks truly among best rookies

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 11:34 a.m. ET
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh and Rams QB Sam Bradford, who went second and first, respectively, in the April draft, are ranked in NFList among the top three rookies at midseason.

NFC North midseason reports

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
Surprising Packers CB Tramon Williams has played like a Pro Bowler, outdoing his more celebrated teammate Charles Woodson. Read about this and more in our NFC North midseason reports.

Schwartz remains mum on Lions' injuries

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz often has cited Bill Belichick and Jeff Fisher as two of his biggest coaching influences, so it's easy to figure out how he has developed his policy on injuries.

Two Lions players fined

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 9:32 a.m. ET
Lions ORG Stephen Peterman and LB Julian Peterson have been fined by the NFL for hits in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Scout's Notebook: Lions DT Ndamukong Suh

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Nolan Nawrocki analyzes Lions DT Ndamukong Suh from a scout's perspective, detailing his positives and negatives.

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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