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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 set to put RB Best on I.R.

Posted Nov. 25, 2011 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
After missing the past five games due to concussion-related issues, Lions RB Jahvid Best will be placed on injured reserve, the team's website reported Friday.

Lions shuffle RB plans once again

Posted Oct. 22, 2011 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
Following a concussion to starter Jahvid Best and a voided trade, the Lions are adjusting at running back once again.

Lions start practice without RBs Best and Brown

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
The Lions started practice Wednesday without Jahvid Best, who is out with concussion-like symptoms.

Best's versatility a strength in Lions' attack

Posted Oct. 15, 2011 @ 3:11 a.m. ET
In a pass-first offense, Lions RB Jahvid Best has a varied and important role.

Lions' strengths stand out in victory

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
The Lions' second-half surge to beat Chicago displayed Detroit's many strengths — and featured a big contribution from a part of the offense that had struggled.

Lions beat Bears, improve to 5-0

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 12:13 a.m. ET
Jahvid Best's 88-yard run in the third quarter powered Detroit to a 24-13 win over Chicago on Monday night, giving the Lions a three-game edge over the Bears in the standings.

Del Pilar's Digest: Running back busts

Posted Aug. 24, 2011 @ 11:43 p.m. ET
You're asking for trouble if you take the injury-prone Jahvid Best as one of your top running backs. See who ranks as busts and overrated at the RB spot.

Lions RB Best leaves game with undisclosed injury

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 9:40 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best left Friday's game at Cleveland with an undisclosed injury.

Fantasy outlook: RB Mikel Leshoure

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:20 p.m. ET
The Lions found a complementary back to Jahvid Best in Mikel Leshoure, and he could provide a spark as a rookie.

Lions loading up on both sides

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
We all knew the Lions could use a cornerback and two linebackers. But right now, they are just having fun collecting lots and lots of talent.

Lions' RB interest unrelated to Best

Posted April 03, 2011 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
Keen Lions fans have noticed that the team has done a lot of homework on this year's crop of running backs, something that has elicited mild surprise.

Dolphins will keep running, could add a speedy back

Posted March 24, 2011 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano referenced a certain Lions back who had a successful rookie campaign, maybe hinting at who the Dolphins will look for to fill the need at RB.

Lions' run game, defense show marked improvement

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
The Lions have won three games in a row for the first time since 2007, and the improved run game and defense have had a lot to do with it.

Lions hand Dolphins seventh home loss

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
The Lions took advantage of two interceptions to score 17 points in the final 4:37 Sunday and rally past the reeling Dolphins 34-27.

Rookie Meter: Undrafted RBs lead first-year backs

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
While first-round RBs Ryan Mathews and C.J. Spiller have disappointed, undrafted RBs Chris Ivory and LeGarrette Blount have made names for themselves with a few other relatively unknown rookie backs coming on late in the season.

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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