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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 RB Best to remain out for the season

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
The Lions will keep RB Jahvid Best on the reserve/physically-unable-to-perform list, ending his season, the team announced Friday.

Lions' RB duo hopes dashed, but Leshoure's play a positive

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
The Lions' planned Jahvid Best-Mikel Leshoure RB tandem hasn't been together in a single game, but Leshoure has begun to settle in. 

Lions RB Best not cleared to play

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best has not been cleared for contact by doctors, the team announced Monday.

Lions place RB Best on PUP list

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
The Lions announced Monday that they have placed RB Jahvid Best and CB Chris Greenwood on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.

Report: Lions RB Best expected to start 2012 on PUP list

Posted Aug. 15, 2012 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best will likely begin the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list.

Lions GM Mayhew expects Best to 'eventually' be cleared

Posted July 31, 2012 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
Lions GM Martin Mayhew told reporters Tuesday that he expects RB Jahvid Best (concussions) to be cleared to play at some point.

Lions place RB Best on PUP list

Posted July 27, 2012 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best has not been cleared for contact and he will begin training camp on the active/physically-unable-to-perform list.

Will Lions' RB depth hold up?

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Do the Lions have enough RB depth? That won't be answered until the season plays out, but on paper, the Lions' RB group looks solid.

Lions' Best confident about return from concussion

Posted June 04, 2012 @ 9 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best anticipates being cleared for training camp after a second concussion ended his 2011 season. 

Fantasy spins: Scott Chandler, Jason Snelling and Jahvid Best

Posted March 10, 2012 @ 8:29 p.m. ET
Two more signings in Scott Chandler and Jason Snelling and a Jahvid Best sighting. What does this mean for fantasy owners? William Del Pilar breaks it down.   

Report: Lions RB Best cleared to resume workouts

Posted March 07, 2012 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best reportedly has been cleared to work out after missing the final 10 games of 2011 with another concussion.

Lions' fantasy questions for the offseason

Posted Feb. 08, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
As we head into the offseason, fantasy football owners have some questions about the Lions.

Report: Lions looking closely at RB prospects

Posted Jan. 28, 2012 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
Although RB Jahvid Best insists he'll return next season from his concussion issues, the Lions took a close look at several RB prospects at the Senior Bowl, according to a report.

Many questions surround Lions' ground game

Posted Jan. 21, 2012 @ 9:42 p.m. ET
The Lions ended an 11-year run without a playoff appearance. A shorter, yet telling, current streak is a seven-year run without a 1,000-yard rusher.

Injuries, discipline for Suh potential problems for Lions

Posted Nov. 25, 2011 @ 9 p.m. ET
The fallout from the Lions' loss to the Packers could extend beyond the holiday. 

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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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