June 12, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best (44) during mini camp at Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Former Detroit Lions teammate says Jahvid Best likely done with football

Selected 30th overall in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, former running back Jahvid Best had every tool to be an extremely successful player in the NFL.

It didn’t take long for Best to display such as he rushed for 78 yards and caught nine passes for 154 yards in just his second ever career game.

Unfortunately, injuries – namely concussions – took their toll on Best who was released by the Lions earlier this season and has yet to get as much of a sniff from an NFL team looking for running back insurance.

Requesting all media interviews, Best has become somewhat secluded and former Detroit Lions teammate Jeremy Ross says he believes Best’s playing days are over:

“He was an explosive player,” Ross said. “He could have been great, especially here. He could have did some really cool things, but it’s just unfortunate the situation.”

Best and Ross, who attended Cal Berkley together remain good friends and keep in constant contact, but it doesn’t appear that the 25-year-old will ever grace the gridiron again, painful and sad as that is to say.

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