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Statement from GM Martin Mayhew regarding Jahvid Best

Posted Nov 2, 2012

The Detroit Lions announced today that RB Jahvid Best will remain on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list for the remainder of the 2012 season.

Allen Park, Mich.— The Detroit Lions announced today that RB Jahvid Best will remain on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list for the remainder of the 2012 season.

“There has been subsequent evaluation and consultation regarding Jahvid since our last update (October 15),” Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager Martin Mayhew said. “As has been the case throughout, we have deferred to the medical experts and support their current recommendation that Jahvid not return to the field this season.

“Javhid’s approach to this situation and his adherence to the process and protocol have been exemplary,” Mayhew continued. “No one has worked harder or shown more dedication than Jahvid has over the past year.

“As disappointing as this decision is for us and Jahvid, we do believe it is in his long-term best interest.”

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