We’re still waiting to see the return of the Jahvid Best that went bonkers in the second week of the season.
In the meantime, the Lions will make due with the version that continues to struggle with turf toe on both of his feet, yet refuses to sit out a game. Best returned to practice on Tuesday, and MLive’s Tom Kowalski says the rookie is expected to play against the Patriots on Thanksgiving. Defensive end Cliff Avril should also be available.
Defensive linemen Kyle Vanden Bosch (knee) Corey Williams (shoulder) are also expected to play despite not practicing.
Best hasn’t looked explosive while playing through his injuries, and coach Jim Schwartz has taken some criticism for not resting him. It’s possible Best will play a backup role to Maurice Morris Thursday.