In a move many seasoned NFL fans have anticipated for several months, the Detroit Lions have moved on from RB Jahvid Best. The elusive running back was waived by the franchise on Wednesday. The Lions have struggled at the running back position for several seasons and Best has struggled to remain on the field. Best has not been on the gridiron since his last concussion suffered on October 16, 2011 while playing against the San Francisco 49ers.
The former first round draft pick by the Lions was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list last season while suffering concussion symptoms.
Detroit moved in free agency to try to address their issues at the running back position and signed free agent Reggie Bush to the roster. It became simply a matter of time before the Lions would make a move with Best.
According to the Lions official website, Best issued the following statement,” “I want to thank the Detroit Lions organization for drafting me and giving me an opportunity to fulfill my dream and play in the National Football League. My time as a member of the Lions was a very special time in my life. My teammates, the members of the organization, the Lions fans and the people of Detroit will hold a special place in my heart. I’ll always be a Lion.”
It is highly unlikely that Best will be returning to the football field anytime soon, or ever again.