Coach Jim Schwartz made it clear Thursday that Jahvid Best (concussions) won't be gaining clearance to practice any time in the near future.
"The only thing I will say is we're measuring Jahvid in weeks, not days," explained Schwartz. "He's not day-to-day." It's become quite apparent that the Lions essentially have no clue when Best will be cleared. While it's premature to remove Best from draft boards altogether with five weeks to go before the start of the season, we're shifting our focus to Kevin Smith in the Detroit backfield.