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Lions' Best will be in the mix for kick returns

Lions running back Jahvid Best has his hands full learning the play book. He not only is a featured running back but also lines up in the slot.

It’s enough for the rookie to think about just now. He doesn’t need to add kick returning to the list just yet.

Although, he will.

“There’s a lot of ground to be covered before we actually return a kick this year, but he’ll definitely be in the mix,’’ coach Jim Schwartz said.

Best used his speed to return kicks at Cal and it has to be one of the reasons he was so attractive to the Lions that they made a trade to draft him late in the first round just to make sure they got him.

It’s early and Schwartz said it’s really tough to evaluate running backs until they actually run against opponents, but Best has not disappointed so far.

He can run and he can run fast. But he can also catch. When you see some of his receptions, he definitely looks more like a wide receiver than a running back.

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