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Jahvid Best, Ryan Broyles, Mikel Leshoure all take part in Lions OTAs

Jahvid Best, Mikel Leshoure AP

The Lions took the field for their first day of organized team activities on Monday and they did it with three rehabbing offensive players on the field.

According to Tim Twentyman of the team’s website, running backs Jahvid Best and Mikel Leshoure and wide receiver Ryan Broyles all took part in the workout. Best hasn’t been cleared for physical contact after losing most of last season to a concussion, but he’s been taking part in the team’s offseason program all year and got on the field Monday. Leshoure is rehabbing a torn Achilles that wiped out his rookie season and Broyles, a second-round pick, is coming off surgery to repair a torn ACL.

None of the three players did more than individual and position drills, but that’s still a good first step for three players that Detroit hopes can be on the field for the first week of the regular season. While it will be impossible to judge where the players are in terms of that goal until they are asked to do a good bit more on the field, it’s certainly better than the alternative.

Based on what we’ve heard from the Lions to this point, Broyles seems the least likely to answer the bell for the first game. He’s just five months removed from surgery at this point and may need a little bit of time on the PUP list in order to get himself back into optimal shape.

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11 Responses to “Jahvid Best, Ryan Broyles, Mikel Leshoure all take part in Lions OTAs”
  1. redwingfan1234 says: May 21, 2012 12:24 PM

    Throwing these three gentlemen into last years offense is quite a titillating thought.

  2. morksmom says: May 21, 2012 12:33 PM

    The Lions said they MIGHT put Broyles on the PUP list to start TRAINING CAMP…not the regular season, they fully expect him to be ready and at 100% in September. The only worry they have was rushing him in camp in July

  3. motorcitym says: May 21, 2012 12:39 PM

    Make the most of your opportunity J. Bell, this could be your last shot!

  4. noeffinway says: May 21, 2012 12:40 PM

    THE new and improved DETROIT LIONS – soon to be NFC North Champs!

  5. johnnycash19 says: May 21, 2012 12:42 PM

    Didn’t Broyles have surgery in November? Because that would be 6 months from his surgery and that makes a TON of difference with a torn ACL.

    I could be wrong, but I thought I heard he had the surgery in November.

  6. lolb23 says: May 21, 2012 12:45 PM

    Breaking News: Titus young whooped on Delmas and was sent home. Channel that rage, save it for the opponents, Titus.

  7. detroitcityryda says: May 21, 2012 12:48 PM

    as long as we get a healthy best and lashoure I see us being 10x more dangerous than last year with a decent running game .

  8. dbellina says: May 21, 2012 1:10 PM

    Too bad Titus Young won’t be at OTAs, he wad asked not to show up because he got in a fight with Delmas.

  9. blackheld says: May 21, 2012 1:16 PM

    Gotta say, the NFC North is gonna be brutal, this year.

    Green Bay and Detroit are both as good as last year, perhaps better, Chicago is healthy again and arguably improved at WR, at least til Marshall shoots himself in the foot again, and even Minnesota figures to be improved…I mean, there’s only one way to go, for them, right?

    The teams that can go 4-2, or 5-1 in the division are gonna be in good shape for the playoffs, since the NFC North plays the NFC West, which is SF and three wins, and the AFC South, which is likely Houston and three more wins.

    (Apologies to Seattle and the Titans, as apply.)

    So 4-2 in the division looks like 10-6 or 11-5 and a playoff spot, as reasonable.

    It’s good to be a Lions’ fan.

    (Suh haters may whine as they wish, below.)

  10. woodyg says: May 21, 2012 3:54 PM

    Lion fans hoping & dreaming again. Six wins, maybe 7 in 2012. Ya just don’t have da horses, boys. Another 1 or 2 very good drafts & maybe.

  11. jimmylions says: May 21, 2012 9:24 PM

    @ johnnycash19 —

    You are correct. Broyles surgery was in November.

    What I’m reading is that it takes 6-9 months to heal after an ACL surgery. That would make the talk about possible PUP for training camp, but expected to be 100% for the regular season, sound correct.

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