Lions release RB Jahvid Best
Detroit drafted the former California Golden Bear with the 30th pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, expecting to get the dynamic playmaker that was known for highlights during his college career. That turned out to be the case for the Lions, but only briefly as concussion issues sidelined his career before it was really able to take off.
Best played just 22 games during his three-year career with the Lions, amassing 945 rushing yards and 774 receiving yards en route to nine total touchdowns. The running back ran into injury issues before he was able to make too much of a mark on Detroit, though he said in the team's press release that he'll "always be a Lion."
Those comments almost make it seem as though Best is considering retirement, but there was no mention of that in the press release so he may just always remain a lion -- regardless of whatever NFL team he ends up on next.
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