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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 acquire OG Sims from Seattle

Posted April 05, 2010 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
The Seahawks and Lions completed two trades on Monday, sending OG Rob Sims to Detroit in the more noteworthy of the two deals.

Schwartz: Lions not out of Pacman hunt

Posted March 25, 2010 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Unemployed CB Pacman Jones recently worked out in New Orleans for a handful of teams, and the Lions remain one of the clubs interested in his services.

Lions' second draft pick extremely important

Posted March 19, 2010 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
There is no question that what the Lions do with their first pick will have a lot to say about the overall success of their draft haul. But their second choice very well could be a starter.

Niners trade Hill to Lions

Posted March 14, 2010 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
The 49ers have traded QB Shaun Hill to the Lions for a seventh-round draft pick in 2011, the Sacramento Bee reports, citing a league source.

Lions trade for Falcons CB Houston; sign Wade

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
The Lions traded a sixth-round pick in April’s draft for Falcons CB Chris Houston and signed former Rams CB Jonathan Wade.

Lions re-sign TE Heller, release DE White

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
The busy Lions re-signed TE Will Heller today and released DE Dewayne White.

Early winners and losers in free agency

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the teams that have spent the most wisely to this point and which ones overextended themselves after the first weekend of free agency.

Lions start remake of defense

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
In the course of 24 hours, the Lions made two moves to help bolster their defense, starting with the front four.

Lions continue overhaul with DE Vanden Bosch

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
Reports say that the Lions have made yet another strong offseason move, signing Titans DE Kyle Vanden Bosch to a contract Friday morning.

First free-agent signing: Burleson to Lions

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 2:54 a.m. ET
The Lions have signed UFA WR Nate Burleson to a five-year, $25 million contract, with $11 million guaranteed, within hours of the 12:01 a.m. ET Friday start of the free-agent signing period.

NFC North team needs

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
The Lions need an explosive running back, and Kevin Smith, who was never that guy, is coming back from a torn ACL. PFW continues its examination of the needs of each NFL team, this time looking at the NFC North.

Schwartz evasive on Culpepper's Lions future

Posted Feb. 25, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz shied away from a question about the status of unrestricted free-agent QB Daune Culpepper and his standing with the team.

Lions grant DE DeVries his release

Posted Feb. 23, 2010 @ 4 p.m. ET
DE Jared DeVries asked the Lions for his release to get a head start on free agency, and the Lions gave it to him. But they say they would like him to return.

Lions won't use 3-4 defense next season

Posted Feb. 19, 2010 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
You can forget about the idea that the Lions could use a 3-4 defense next season. Head coach Jim Schwartz told PFW that it just isn't going to happen.

Lions' Schwartz knows what he's doing

Posted Feb. 16, 2010 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz is adamant in standing behind his young players, most notably Matthew Stafford, and he's very wise to do so.

Schwartz: Lions' Stafford healing very well

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz told PFW last week that QB Matthew Stafford is healing well following arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in December.

Lions could use 'extra' linebackers more

Posted Jan. 20, 2010 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
The Lions are not expected to make wholesale scheme changes on defense, but there could be a way to enhance the productivity of the unit using parts that already are on the roster.

Lions expecting far more from Derrick Williams

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
The Lions hit on several draft picks as playing time for youth was readily available this season, but third-round WR Derrick Williams was a disappointment.

Stanton wants chance to be Lions' backup QB

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
QB Drew Stanton felt as if he was railroaded by media members as the Lions cleaned out their lockers this week and stresses he wants to remain in Detroit.

Lions' Cherilus facing crucial offseason

Posted Jan. 02, 2010 @ 9:57 a.m. ET
ORT Gosder Cherilus hasn't fallen completely out of favor with the Lions' brass, but it's clear he needs a strong offseason to enter 2010 as the clear-cut starter.

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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