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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' Cherilus, Jansen still splitting reps

Posted Aug. 12, 2010 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
If there has been a downside to a mostly upbeat Lions training camp, it is that ORT Gosder Cherilus hasn't nailed down a starting job yet.

Suh agrees to terms with Lions

Posted Aug. 04, 2010 @ 2:06 a.m. ET
The Lions got a deal done Tuesday with their top draft pick, DT Ndamukong Suh. The former Nebraska Cornhusker agreed to terms on a five-year contract worth $68 million, with $40 million guaranteed, a league source told NFL Network's ...

Consistency was LeBeau's calling card

Posted Aug. 03, 2010 @ 9:44 a.m. ET
Early in his playing career, Dick LeBeau was told that "less than one percent of one percent" of NFL players make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. On Saturday, he joins that very short list of players enshrined in Canton ...

Offensive success starts up front for Lions

Posted Aug. 01, 2010 @ 10:47 a.m. ET
The offensive line long has been an area of consternation for the Lions, and it remains a concern until proven otherwise.

NFL suspends, fines Lions president Lewand

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
The NFL has suspended Lions president Tom Lewand for 30 days and fined him $100,000 for violating its personal-conduct policy after his guilty plea to a charge of driving while impaired.

Lions agree to terms with first-round RB Best

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed first-round RB Jahvid Best just as the team was reporting to training camp.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted July 24, 2010 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
In Part Six of our training-camp reports, we look at the NFC North teams, including a pairing of Jay Cutler and Mike Martz in Chicago.

Lions must identify fourth DL starter

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
Kyle Vanden Bosch, Corey Williams and Ndamukong Suh are good bets to start on the Lions' defensive line. But what about left defensive end?

Lions president Lewand pleads guilty to DUI

Posted July 09, 2010 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
Lions president Tom Lewand pleaded guilty Friday to driving while impaired, following up a June 25 arrest in which a police officer observed his car weaving from one lane to another.

Lions bring back CB Bly

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Lions have announced they have signed free-agent CB Dré Bly, who played four seasons with the team previously.

Lions' pass on Haynesworth no surprise

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
The Lions made it public that they have no intention of dealing for DT Albert Haynesworth, and our sources say they never came close to a trade.

Vikings claim WR Mitchell

Posted June 28, 2010 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
The Vikings have claimed WR Marko Mitchell off waivers from the Lions and have waived two players.

Report: Lions president arrested for DUI

Posted June 27, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
Lions president Tom Lewand was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol Friday night, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Lions sign fourth-round OT Fox

Posted June 25, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed fourth-rounder OT Jason Fox.

Lions counting on Smith, Pettigrew returning healthy

Posted June 25, 2010 @ 8:57 a.m. ET
A lot of eyebrows were raised when the Lions landed TE Tony Scheffler and RB Jahvid Best, but the team is still counting on contributions from TE Brandon Pettigrew and RB Kevin Smith.

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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