- Kevin Seifert, NFL Nation
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Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is now eligible to be activated from the physically unable to perform list (PUP), but the team has made no immediate move to do so. That's all we can say definitively about Best's situation at this moment, and while a reasonable person can be suspicious about why his status didn't change Monday, we have no hard evidence to suggest he failed his most recent set of post-concussion tests.
Best said last week that he expected to hear results of those tests by last Friday. Monday, coach Jim Schwartz told reporters that doctors remain in discussion about his condition as the one-year anniversary of his last concussion -- Oct. 16, 2011 -- approaches Tuesday. Schwartz said he is "not in the loop" of the decision-making process and added: "There was a lot of testing done and different stuff like that. A lot of opinions going back and forth."
The Lions have a three-week window to make this decision, one that opened Monday. If Best is to have a chance to play in Monday night's game against the Chicago Bears, it's fair to assume he'll be added to the roster by Wednesday or Thursday at the latest. If he isn't, and his status is pushed into next week, it'll be fair to question what could change over the ensuing two weeks that hasn't over the past year.
We'll cross that bridge when we come to it. For now, all we can say is that Best wasn't cleared to be activated Monday.
Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is now eligible to be activated from the physically unable to perform list (PUP), but the team has made no immediate move to do so.