Lions RB Best seen at team facility for first time since Week 6

Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best still has not been cleared to practice or play since suffering a concussion against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6, but Best was seen at the Lions' facility on Thursday for the first time since his injury, talking with running backs Maurice Morris and Kevin Smith.

Clad in street clothes, Best declined to speak to reporters in the Lions' locker room, MLive.com reported.

"I'll just say this with Jahvid, he is improving," Lions coach Jim Schwartz said, via MLive.com. "He's back in the building and those kind of things, on a limited basis. I think that's obviously a good sign, but we still don't have clearance for him to do physical activity yet."

Schwartz added: "We're unique as a team in that most of our injured players hang around.

"I think it says a lot about our team, the camaraderie and things like that. There's a lot of ways you can lead, there's a lot of ways you can contribute."

The Lions host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, a nice opportunity for the team to gain some momentum heading into its pivotal Thanksgiving Day clash against the Green Bay Packers.

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