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Jahvid Best headed to injured reserve

Posted on: November 25, 2011 3:16 pm
Best, Detroit's top running threat, is done for the 2011 season. (Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

The Lions announced Friday that they would place running back Jahvid Best on injured reserve ending his season. The move won't come until next week, when the NFL office processes the transaction following the completion of all Week 12 games, according to Rapid Reporter John Kreger.

Best hasn't practiced or played since suffering his second concussion of the season in Week 6.

Without Best, Detroit's running game has been among the most inconsistent in the NFL. It was so bad that the Lions signed street free agent (and former draft pick) Kevin Smith several weeks ago to bolster the rushing attack and he responded with a 140-yard effort against the Panthers in Week 11. Smith suffered an ankle injury during Thursday's Thanksgiving Day loss to the Packers and his status for next Sunday is unclear.

Even though Best hasn't played since October 16, he still leads the Lions in rushing (84 carries, 390 yards). At the time of his injury, he also ranked third on the team with 27 receptions for 287 yards, and he was coming off a 163-yard Monday night performance against the Bears that included an 88-yard touchdown run.

“From the outset, we have been appropriately cautious and have followed all medical protocol with respect to Jahvid’s injury,” Lions coach Jim Schwartz said Friday, according to “We look forward to his continued improvement and eventual return to the field.”

The Lions face the Saints next and they could go into that game with Maurice Morris and Keiland Williams as their two primary running backs.

Oh, and there's a chance they could soon be without their defensive enforcer, too.

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Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 5:24 pm

Jahvid Best headed to injured reserve

The lions should have known better drafting this kid after he got his clock cleaned (seriously) in his junior year @ Clifornia aganist my Maryland Terps. It put him out for the year!

Did Detroit expect the hits to get less severe in the NFL?
This kid had a red caution flag written all over him due to his previous injury.

Looks like Detroit got bit again.

Since: Nov 26, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 11:28 am
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Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: November 25, 2011 6:39 pm
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Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: November 25, 2011 5:26 pm

Jahvid Best headed to injured reserve

Jahvid Best started off great this season.  Too bad this guy can't stay healthy.  I'm glad I unloaded him after one of his big weeks early in the season in my fantasy league.  If he could stay healthy, he'd be a real force on the Lions offense.  

Since: Nov 14, 2011
Posted on: November 25, 2011 4:45 pm

Jahvid Best headed to injured reserve

As expected his seasson is done and cut short with injuries just like last season. The Lions need to hope the rookie RB they drated this past season can recover from his injury this off season and be ready to roll as the lead back and use Best as a 3rd down RB only to keep his career going. Good luck to you Best and see you next season but hit the weights this off season and get stronger and add a little bulk to your small frame so you may be able to run between the tackles next season and do it well.

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