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Lions don’t rule out return by Jahvid Best this season

Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best isn’t expected to play Sunday because of a concussion, but the Lions’ offensive coordinator said he expects Best to play again this season.

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“He’s a young player. Guys miss some time during the course of the season. I don’t have any concerns, I’m sure he’ll be out there soon,” Linehan said. “He’s going to have a long, great career for us.”

Best’s agent, Tony Fleming, disputed the report, texting the Free Press: “Definitely no truth to him being out for the year at this point,” Fleming wrote in a text message. “He will continue to be evaluated on a weekly basis.”

Maurice Morris is likely to start Sunday for the Lions against the Atlanta Falcons. Detroit also has former Washington Redskins running back Keiland Williams on the roster.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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