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Lions release RB Jahvid Best

Updated: July 18, 2013, 11:07 AM ET
Associated Press

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions released running back Jahvid Best on Wednesday after concussion problems prevented the former first-round draft pick from playing at all in 2012.

Best hasn't played since October 2011, and his return was looking increasingly unlikely. Best agreed to a five-year deal with the Lions after they drafted him in 2010, but he's played only 22 games.

"Jahvid is as fine a person and professional as I have ever worked with," Lions general manager ...

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