LIONS INSIDER

Lions have until Tuesday to make a decision on Best

Posted Nov 1, 2012

RB Jahvid Best would have to come off the Physically Unable to Perform list and back on the practice field or would have to move to the reserve/injured list, which would end any hope of him playing this season.

The Lions have until next week Tuesday to get running back Jahvid Best off the Physically Unable to Perform list and back on the practice field or place him on the reserve/injured list, which would end any hope of him playing this season.

“With regard to Jahvid, we'll have an update on that soon,” Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said. “At the appropriate time.”

Best has not played in over a year since suffering a concussion Week 6 last season in a loss to the 49ers.

The Lions placed Best on the Physically Unable to Perform list to begin the season, with the hope that he’d be able to get clearance to resume contact and come off the list after Week 6.

That didn’t happen, obviously.

Now, Best has just five days to get clearance from an independent team of neurologists or will have to go on IR. If he resumes practice, the Lions would then have another three weeks to add him to the active roster.

"There's still time," Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said earlier this month after it was announced Best would not being coming off the PUP list.

That time is quickly running out.