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.