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Ryan Broyles has a torn ACL, Titus Young sent home again

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The Lions have lost two more receivers for the season.

Rookie Ryan Broyles is done for the year after tearing the ACL in his right knee during Sunday’s loss to the Colts. The injury came early in the game, leaving the Lions short on active wide receivers for most of the contest.

The Lions are going to have to make a roster move in order to replace Broyles on the 53-man roster and they’ll also have to replace him on gamedays. Titus Young, who was inactive the last two weeks after getting sent home for bad behavior before Thanksgiving, is no longer “in the mix” to return to the active roster. Coach Jim Schwartz said Monday that Young has been asked to stay away from the team again and that he won’t be considered as a replacement for Broyles.

It’s a bad blow for Broyles, who has already tweeted his pledge to return. He tore the ACL in his other knee during his senior year of college, which slowed his transition to the NFL. He finishes the year with 22 catches for 310 yards and two touchdowns.

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48 Responses to “Ryan Broyles has a torn ACL, Titus Young sent home again”
  1. nfldtw says: Dec 3, 2012 2:54 PM

    Mayhew, this is why you don’t draft WRs in the first 2 rounds, with character and injury problems. Could have used some DB’s yesterday…

    The joys of being a Lions fan… It won’t end until Ford Sr is gone. Why can’t we hire established head coaches or GM’s I will never know.

  2. geniusfan says: Dec 3, 2012 2:54 PM

    That stinks for Broyles he was really coming on lately but at least it was to his other knee, and players are coming back better than ever after ACL tears lately.

  3. redwinglion says: Dec 3, 2012 2:57 PM

    This team is cursed.

  4. rhamrhoddy says: Dec 3, 2012 2:57 PM

    Young must have a better gig lined up working for a buddy’s dad or something cuz it seems like he just wants out.

  5. mellard1121 says: Dec 3, 2012 3:03 PM

    Its funny I get so mad at my team for not drafting wide recievers and then I always see stuff like this and I guess its a good thing they didn’t…. tough break for broyles tho kid looked good

  6. oriolesvsravens says: Dec 3, 2012 3:03 PM

    Titus Young is done. The league will black ball him.

  7. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 3, 2012 3:05 PM

    Well we did trade a draft pick for WR Mike Thomas, who clumsily dropped a TD pass in the last game. That’s a problem issue too. Attitude is one thing, but so is incompetence, and we have a messy situation with too many problems that are spewing out of control. When and where do they intend to stop the bleeding? Hopefully before Week 1 of next season, but that was the appropriate deadline to handle problem areas for this year and we didn’t do it then, so are we now going to do things right in preparation of next year at least?

  8. toddcsmith71 says: Dec 3, 2012 3:05 PM

    Heard a stat on TV (Believe it was on Mike&Mike) where ACL tears have gone up 85-plus percent since the increase of stadiums using field ‘turf.’ The cleats stick in and get caught much more, apparently. Grass may cost more to care for, but worth the money to possibly keep players more injury free.

  9. thekiy says: Dec 3, 2012 3:07 PM

    Titus had a chance to be the man on the other side from Calvin Johnson and catch bombs from Stafford all day, and blew it. Easiest job in the NFL, and he blew it.

    If Titus ever suits up in Honolulu Blue and Silver it will be my last day as a Lions’ fan.

  10. skinsfanwill says: Dec 3, 2012 3:07 PM

    Shcwartz and Gunther are two idiots. Playing prevent defense on your own 10 yard line is far more idiotic than trying to throw the ball, instead of running the clock, out at the end of the game. They deserved to lose. It’s not all on the players. That was a horrible case of bad coaching.

  11. bigbuck69 says: Dec 3, 2012 3:07 PM

    Sad because Broyles was a perfect fit foe this offense. As Far a Titus goes it doesnt suppise me that the Lions are moving on with another high draft pick. This team has showed time and time again that they will always be on the bottom half of the NFL. Sad because the fans deserve better.

  12. shaggytoodle says: Dec 3, 2012 3:07 PM

    Young will be lookng for a new team, I think a team may take a flyer on him, I don’t think the Raiders would do that anymore, especially with thier issues from McClain.

    Maybe the Jets, but if he doesn’t get his act together hes gonna be working for an hourly wage.

  13. eagleswin says: Dec 3, 2012 3:08 PM

    Titus Young is a world class idiot. The fact that he was deliberately trying to sabotage the team on the field really blows my mind. Does anyone remember why he was deliberately lining up in the wrong spot in the formation? Lack of targets i think?

  14. thraiderskin says: Dec 3, 2012 3:12 PM

    What is Titus Young exactly doing, that the Lions would rather pay him to stay away than play?

  15. funktron2x says: Dec 3, 2012 3:12 PM

    Blaming Mayhew for Broyles’ injury? *shakes head* I understand questioning Best’s pick, as he had a concussion issue. Broyles had no damage to that knee he hurt Sunday. As much as we want to point fingers and scapegoat, and for as much as there ARE places on the team to do so – you can’t be a reasonable person and look at this situation as anything more than bad luck.

  16. 4sacroc says: Dec 3, 2012 3:14 PM

    With an aging o-line and a slew of UFA’s, the arrow is definitely pointed downward for the Lions.

    1957.

  17. denverwally says: Dec 3, 2012 3:15 PM

    Maybe Detroit can have Titus Young room with Suh on the road to help build character the “Lion” way.

  18. rajbais says: Dec 3, 2012 3:19 PM

    Young needs to be suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. He is not that great of a player and it’s over for him.

  19. okieviacal says: Dec 3, 2012 3:20 PM

    Horrible news. He has so much promise, hope he makes it back and continues lighting secondaries up.

  20. Akula says: Dec 3, 2012 3:21 PM

    Someone is willing to pay you a ton of money and all you have to do is not act like an idiot. Sounds like an easy trade to me.

  21. FinFan68 says: Dec 3, 2012 3:28 PM

    Why don’t the Lions just suspend him without pay for conduct detrimental to the team? I thought I read on this site recently that it was possible.

  22. ronrivers says: Dec 3, 2012 3:28 PM

    That’s a tough blow for Broyles. Hoping he has a speedy recovery.

    An aside – Detroit started the day without their no. 2 and no. 3 receivers (Burleson and Young), their no. 4 receiver goes down in the first quarter, and Calvin Johnson still gets 171 yards and a TD when the defense knows it only needs to contain him. That’s remarkable.

  23. hatesycophants says: Dec 3, 2012 3:29 PM

    Criticizing Mayhew for Broyles’ injury? Wow. You probably shouldn’t be allowed to mention football again.

  24. yousuxxors says: Dec 3, 2012 3:34 PM

    What is young doing? Fighting?

  25. ronrivers says: Dec 3, 2012 3:38 PM

    eagleswin says: Dec 3, 2012 3:08 PM

    Titus Young is a world class idiot. The fact that he was deliberately trying to sabotage the team on the field really blows my mind. Does anyone remember why he was deliberately lining up in the wrong spot in the formation? Lack of targets i think?

    I remember reading that he was lining up in the first read’s position because he was frustrated with a lack of looks. Specifically, when that false start occurred in GB, he was in Scheffler’s spot because Scheffler was the target for that play.

  26. speckers says: Dec 3, 2012 3:45 PM

    Why don’t they just cut Young?? Nobody is going to trade for him and it might actually send a message to some of the other players. I think Young may have just sabotaged his own football career in the NFL. I’m hoping he gets black balled.

  27. frankrizzo51 says: Dec 3, 2012 3:53 PM

    Why don’t the Lions just trade him to one of the worst teams in the league……oh, forgot.

  28. boyshole25 says: Dec 3, 2012 3:57 PM

    I thought broyles was going to be an absolute beast in the nfl he still could be hopefully he has a speedy recovery

  29. rricha70072k says: Dec 3, 2012 3:57 PM

    I would give the coaching staff 1 more year to prove themselves by addressing the defense in the o-line. There’s not really given Gunther anything to work with yet. Even if it means trading SUH for 3 or 4 other places I will be okay with it if they are top tier defensive players. Because we will not be able to afford him at the end of his contract.

  30. gosuhgo says: Dec 3, 2012 4:03 PM

    Man tough break for Broyles. I’m hoping for a speedy recovery, that kid has some great hands and is a perfect #2 across from Calvin.

  31. cincyfan0890 says: Dec 3, 2012 4:03 PM

    Calvin Johnson should be ashamed…madden curse got his team instead of him..

  32. rottz says: Dec 3, 2012 4:05 PM

    Terrell Owens is still available and looking for work. He says he will keep his mouth shut this time.

  33. purpleguy says: Dec 3, 2012 4:06 PM

    That’s a shame, he seemed to be coming on and appeared to be a decent person, which may not be saying much given some of the team-mates he is compared to.

  34. ccjcsr says: Dec 3, 2012 4:10 PM

    Injury Prone, and I like the guy.

  35. gbpbacker84 says: Dec 3, 2012 4:10 PM

    nfldtw, you say teams shouldn’t draft receivers in the first 2 rounds? The Packers got Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, and Randall Cobb all in the 2nd round. Seems to be working out just fine for them.

  36. mikewhorio says: Dec 3, 2012 4:38 PM

    ===================================
    Blaming Mayhew for Broyles’ injury? *shakes head* I understand questioning Best’s pick, as he had a concussion issue. Broyles had no damage to that knee he hurt Sunday. As much as we want to point fingers and scapegoat, and for as much as there ARE places on the team to do so – you can’t be a reasonable person and look at this situation as anything more than bad luck.
    ===================================

    Nah. It’s been shown that a person who tears their ACL is more likely to tear their other ACL. Something about the bone structure of the knee.

  37. taskforcefreddy says: Dec 3, 2012 4:45 PM

    In regards to not drafting WR’s in early rounds… Greg Jennings, Round 2; Jordy Nelson, Round 2; Randall Cobb, Round 2; James Jones, Round 3. Bottom line is that drafting WR’s in early rounds has as much to with character and attitude as it does with collegiate production. Some teams weigh character higher in their draft value scoring than others.

  38. tindeaux says: Dec 3, 2012 5:01 PM

    titus young: a dog that just can’t be taught.

  39. davikes says: Dec 3, 2012 5:13 PM

    The only reason I can think of that they haven’t cut Young is that they think one of their future opponents will pick him up just to learn their playbook.

    Although “throw it to Johnson” isn’t really that hard to figure out.

  40. 49ersgiants4life says: Dec 3, 2012 5:22 PM

    Honestly if Titus young cant even stay on the lions who have probably the worst or second worse reputation then he has to be really screwed up

  41. jimmylions says: Dec 3, 2012 5:27 PM

    Somehow Mayhew was supposed to know that Broyles would injure his healthy leg (not the leg with the previous ACL issue)?

    Some of you guys expect a lot from a GM!

    This is awful for Broyles. He was developing into a great receiver – the guy that could have gone in round 1.

    As for Young … the Lions tried. He has no one to blame but himself. Maybe we get a 5th round pick for him in the off season? More likely they just cut him when the year is over. He’s going to be lucky to get picked up in Canada or the arean league.

    Titus … ask T.O. how far you can get when you’re such a jerk that no one wants you on their team. And btw … talentwise, you’re no T.O. or Randy Moss.

    I sense that you have a great future as an oil change technologist.

  42. luccabrazzi says: Dec 3, 2012 5:37 PM

    That’s terrible news for Broyles. I’m wishing you a full and speedy recovery my man. You’ve done it once, you can do it again. Look forward to seeing you play in the future. As far as Young, what else could I add to what’s already been said? The kid has tremendous talent, I just hope for his sake that he is able to get over whatever is causing him to behave this way before he ruins the career he most certainly worked so hard to get.
    I’m not a Lions fan, its just my objective opinion.

  43. chipper41 says: Dec 3, 2012 5:41 PM

    Titus Young – catching passes from Tom Brady in the not too distant future

  44. mickydubbslionsfan says: Dec 3, 2012 5:51 PM

    Wish it would’ve been Titus Young who tore his ACL… Broyles was starting to show some promise too… Good thing we traded for Mike Thomas *sigh*

  45. lionsdraftguy says: Dec 3, 2012 5:55 PM

    Broyles is injury prone.
    Titus young is an immature punk.
    Jim Harbaugh is a whiny little girl.

  46. seanx40 says: Dec 3, 2012 8:02 PM

    I hope Titus Young has his passport ready for his trip to Canada.

  47. cmdv8 says: Dec 3, 2012 8:46 PM

    What a mess!
    i think its time for me to pick a new team im thinking the bengals there close to detroit and not
    in clevland lol

  48. nfldtw says: Dec 3, 2012 9:37 PM

    First off, I wish Broyles a speedy recovery.

    Why does Mayhew get a pass here? Broyles was drafted with a torn ACL and missed his entire senior season.

    Broyles could have been drafted in the first round if not for above. When you have Calvin Johnson you don’t draft WR’s in the 2nd round period, especially 2 years in a row.

    Why do some Lions fan like you accept mediocrity. You keep giving Mayhew that pass and see where it takes us. How are we doing now? I’m tired of this, I want to win and not with some Millen lackey.

    By the way an oil change technologist would be much better than a delusional lions fan! Enjoy your cornbread and bring on the cars!! Go Lions (from a realist)

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