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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

Lions' DT big three getting it done

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
The numbers might suggest otherwise, but the Lions are making strides defensively, and much of it has to do with much-improved play in the trenches.

Lions sign ILB Carpenter

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The Lions signed former first-round draft pick ILB Bobby Carpenter on Thursday.

Update on injuries to Lions LB Follett, QB Hill

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
Lions LB Zack Follett will be hospitalized overnight but there is no evidence of a fracture in his spine and QB Shaun Hill has a fracture in his left forearm.

Manning throws 2 TDs as Giants top Lions 28-20

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes to lead the New York Giants to a 28-20 victory over Detroit and send the error-prone Lions to an NFL record-tying 24th straight road loss.

Report: Lions TE Scheffler signs contract extension

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
The Denver Post reported Saturday that TE Tony Scheffler has signed a three-year contract extension with the Lions.

Injuries leave Lions scrambling at linebacker

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Injuries to DeAndre Levy and Landon Johnson have left the Lions thin at linebacker.

Lions' O-line makes progress, faces big test

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
The Lions' offensive line can't be called a weakness, not after doing a nice job against some pretty good pass-rushing teams.

Burleson fined $15,000

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Lions WR Nate Burleson played to the Detroit crowd in last Sunday's big win over the Rams. But his actions cost him on Thursday.

Hill is Detroit's Billy Kilmer

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says watching Lions QB Shaun Hill reminds him of Billy Kilmer and conjures warm feelings of a time when winning passers weren't always so meticulously drilled and manicured in their ways.

Lions end losing streak with big win vs. Rams

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
Stefan Logan's 105-yard kickoff return broke a tie and sent the Lions to a 44-6 rout of the St. Louis Rams for their first win of the season and ended their 10-game losing streak.

Burleson hopes to give Lions receiving boost

Posted Oct. 09, 2010 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
The Lions made a bold free-agent move during the offseason, signing WR Nate Burleson with the hopes that he would be a perfect counterpoint to Calvin Johnson.

Lions sign OG Sims to contract extension

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Lions signed OG Rob Sims to a four-year contract extension on Friday.

Furniture store helps Lions avoid blackout

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
The Lions avoided a blackout for Sunday's game against the Rams thanks to Gardner-White Furniture.

Lions to honor Hall of Fame CB LeBeau

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
The Lions will honor Hall of Fame CB Dick LeBeau at halftime of this Sunday's game against the Rams.

Packers survive scare from Lions, win 28-26

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Charles Woodson returned an interception 48 yards for a touchdown and the Green Bay Packers narrowly held off a comeback by the Detroit Lions for a 28-26 victory Sunday.

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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