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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' Felton may be in line for more carries

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
If Kevin Smith proves unable to fill the bill as Detroit's power back, the team may turn to FB Jerome Felton, according to NFC North Whispers.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 6:13 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 Week Four Lions-Packers game.

Lions make secondary switch

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Lions made changes in their secondary on Thursday, signing veteran DB Dante Wesley and releasing SS Randy Phillips.

Lions' offense has yet to lift off

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. ET
Losing QB Matthew Stafford was a huge blow to the Lions' offense, but there are plenty of other things this unit must work on to get better, including TE Brandon Pettigrew's pass catching.

Lions QB Hill to start again in place of Stafford

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
Lions QB Shaun Hill will get another start in place of injured starter Matthew Stafford Sunday at Green Bay, head coach Jim Schwartz said Wednesday, according to multiple media outlets.

Best has turf toe, unlikely to miss time

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best is day-to-day after suffering Grade II turf toe injury in Detroit's Week Three loss to the Vikings.

They Said It: Vikings edition

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Here is a sampling of what Vikings players had to say following their first win of the season, a 24-10 victory over the Lions in Week Three.

Vikings, Peterson speed past Lions 24-10

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Vikings to a 24-10 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

RB Best leaves Lions game with toe injury

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
Lions rookie RB Jahvid Best suffered a toe injury in the third quarter of the Lions' Week Three game vs. the Vikings.

Vikings-Lions prediction

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
Senior editor Eric Edholm expect the Vikings to bounce back against the Lions.

Lions-Vikings matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday’s Week Three battle between the Vikings and Lions.

Lions need Levy strong in the middle

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
The Lions' defense has taken heat for being too dependent on the front four making all the plays and for being too weak on the back end, but linebacker remains a weakness, too.

Lions-Vikings matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday’s Week Three battle between the Vikings and Lions.

Lions-Vikings matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday’s Week Three battle between the Vikings and Lions.

Vikings CB Allen has handled role well

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Asher Allen has been vaulted into a primary role on defense through two games. And according to defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, Allen has done well.

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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