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Lions Offer No Updates Regarding Jahvid Best’s Status

It was assumed that the Lions were going to provide an update regards Jahvid Best‘s concussion tests today, but head coach Jim Schwartz didn’t address the topic, according to Anwar Richardson.

Best underwent concussion tests on Monday and was fairly optimistic that he would be cleared. There’s still a chance that we could find whether or not he was cleared in the next few days.

Best will be eligible to return in Week 7.
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Paula Pasche reports that Lions RB Jahvid Best expects to have his results from Monday’s concussion tests by Friday.

I’ve been working out like an animal, I had nothing else to do,” said Best. “As far as being in physical shape I’m ready to go.”

Best is optimistic that he will be cleared and is hoping to “make a difference” for the Lions. There’s actually a chance that Best could return for Week 7’s game against the Chicago Bears, but that’s by no means a guarantee.

We’ll have more on Best’s status tomorrow.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Lions will have RB Jahvid Best undergo a series of tests in the hopes of activating him from the PUP list.

Best hasn’t played in an NFL game since October of 2011 after he was placed on IR because concussion issues. Since then Best hasn’t been able to pass the necessary concussion tests, but at least there’s some optimism that he’ll be able to play again this season.

There’s a chance that Detroit could have Best back in time for Week 7, but should he not be able to pass the required tests, the Lions would have to consider placing him on season-ending injured reserve.