The Lions have good participation in their offseason program, but one guy who isn’t there may never be there again.
Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said running back Jahvid Best wasn’t taking part in voluntary conditioning workouts, via Anwar Richardson of MLive.com.
Mayhew wouldn’t say if the former first-round pick — who has been plagued by concussion problems since 2011 — is expected to rejoin the team at any point this offseason.
Best stayed on the physically unable to perform list all last season, and their misplaced hope that he would return was one of the reasons their offense struggled, and led to the subsequent signing of Reggie Bush this offseason.
He still hasn’t been cleared by doctors, and until he is, any thought of what he might do on the field is secondary.