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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

After blazing start, Best running on empty

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
After Week Two, Jahvid Best had the look of a fantasy monster. Now, his season can only be described as disappointing.

Lions place RB Smith on I.R.

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 3:19 a.m. ET
The Lions placed RB Kevin Smith on injured reserve Saturday, ending his season.

Lions not running from ground problems

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Running the ball has proven to be a difficult endeavor this season for the Lions, who felt the addition of Jahvid Best would inject life into that facet of the offense

Rookie Meter: Bryant provides spark for Cowboys

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has been on fire since QB Jon Kitna took over at QB for the Cowboys. After another big game, Bryant creeps up this week's Rookie Meter.

Lions MLB Levy returns to practice

Posted Oct. 27, 2010 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Lions MLB DeAndre Levy returned to the individual portion of practice on Tuesday for the first time since spraining his ankle in Week Three.

Rookie Meter: Gettis redeems himself

Posted Oct. 26, 2010 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
Panthers rookie WR David Gettis dropped a would-be game-tying TD pass late in Sunday's game but redeemed himself minutes later, helping the Panthers get their first win of the season.

Jones losing grip on Packers' No. 3 WR job

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 11:21 p.m. ET
Mental lapses and frequent mistakes have caused Green Bay WR James Jones to lose some snaps to Jordy Nelson, according to NFC North Whispers.

Rookie Meter: Williams proving doubters wrong

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
Buccaneers WR Mike Williams continues his phenomenal rookie season after sliding to the fourth round of April's draft. Williams moved up in this week's edition of the Rookie Meter.

Rookie Meter: Rookies excelling in return game

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
Rookie receivers, running backs and defensive backs are making their mark in the return game. Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas, for example, had a 65-yard kick return in Week Four.

NFL announces rookies, players of the month

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
The NFL announced Thursday its rookies and players of the month for September.

Rookie Meter: Best rookie receivers not WRs

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
With Mike Williams leading all wide receivers in the Meter but playing in a weak Buccaneers offense, it doesn't look as though a wide receiver will win Rookie of the Year.

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.

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.

Rookie Meter: TEs shining in NFL spotlight

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
A couple of tight ends led their teams in receiving in Week Two, and they were both rookies.

They said it: Vikings edition

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
Quotes following the Vikings' Week Two loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

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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