Posted by Josh Katzowitz
With Lions running back Jahvid Best recovering from his second concussion of the season, CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman reported Wednesday that people close to Best were urging him to strongly consider sitting out the rest of the season.
The Lions, at least publicly, seem to have a different opinion.
Though the team declined to comment on Freeman’s report, when asked if he expected Best back this season, offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said, via the Oakland (Mich.) Press,“Oh certainly, I wouldn’t see any other reason unless anyone tells me otherwise. He’s a young player, guys miss some time during the course of the season. I don’t have any concerns, I’m sure he’ll be out there soon. He’s going to have a long, great career for us.’’
Lions coach Jim Schwartz told reporters, including Rapid Reporter John Kreger, that Best would return only when he passed all of his concussion tests.
Without Best and Jerome Harrison healthy to play, Detroit likely will give carries to Maurice Morris. Schwartz expects him to be ready.
“Maurice has answered the bell anytime it’s rung,” Schwartz said. “He’s been a very productive runner for us. We know that he’ll do well if he plays on Sunday.”
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