Jahvid Best will get work in preseason finale
After sitting out the team’s third preseason game as a precaution because of a concussion, running back Jahvid Best will play Thursday night at Buffalo.
He was injured on a helmet-to-helmet hit against the Cleveland Browns in the second week of preseason, but Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz wants to get him at least a little bit of work before the regular season begins. There is a lot of optimism in Detroit this season but there are questions whether or not the team will be able to run the ball.
"I'm just looking forward to playing again," Best said, according to the Detroit Free Press. "Whether I get a big shot or don't even get touched -- hopefully I don't even get touched -- I'm not worried about that at all.
"It's always important to me just to go out there and get a feel for everything. Just work on the timing and everything. Just get a feel for the flow of the game before the real season starts. And then we're all just full steam ahead."
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