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Ryan Broyles cleared for offseason workouts

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The buzz around the Lions right now is that they are interested in a potential trade that would bump them high enough up the draft board to select Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins in the first round of the draft.

While they have been contemplating that move and signing Golden Tate, another receiver has been working to make his way back to the field after a torn Achilles tendon. Ryan Broyles has been making good progress on that front as Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports that Broyles has been cleared to take part in the team’s offseason conditioning program.

There’s a long way to go between offseason conditioning and a role in the fall, but it’s a step forward that Broyles needs to make if he wants a role on the team come next season. With two torn ACLs and the Achilles injury in his past, the Lions have every reason to be concerned about Broyles’ ability to stay healthy for the long term.

That will almost certainly lead them to address the position one way or another come May, leaving Broyles with a month to try to influence things in a direction that offers him a better shot at playing time.

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10 Responses to “Ryan Broyles cleared for offseason workouts”
  1. dolphinfan17 says: Apr 9, 2014 3:22 PM

    Could end up as their slot guy, if tate plays outside

  2. ike1973 says: Apr 9, 2014 3:27 PM

    Heal fast Ryan, we need you!

  3. dino2997 says: Apr 9, 2014 3:27 PM

    Ryan Broyles cleared for off season workouts. Ryan Broyles injured and out for the season. Rinse and repeat.

  4. marc0626 says: Apr 9, 2014 3:30 PM

    He’ll get hurt in preseason

  5. reesesteel23 says: Apr 9, 2014 3:30 PM

    Boomer Sooner!!!

  6. jacobmcbride1 says: Apr 9, 2014 4:06 PM

    If he is healthy (which he obviously won’t be) he is a stud slot receiver, but he has never been able to play more than 2 games in a row without being injured.

  7. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Apr 9, 2014 4:14 PM

    Stud slot receiver is a bit of a stretch. Especially now. Plenty of decent college WR’s turn out to be nothing in the NFL.

  8. jacobmcbride1 says: Apr 9, 2014 4:28 PM

    “Stud slot receiver is a bit of a stretch. Especially now. Plenty of decent college WR’s turn out to be nothing in the NFL.”

    In Broyles limited time on the field he has shown that if healthy he would develop into an elite slot receiver, you forget he had 22 catches on only 30 targets in extremely limited PT as a rookie.

  9. ivanpavlov0000 says: Apr 9, 2014 4:58 PM

    Drafting Broyles was a reach because of his history with injury. So far he’s been a bust. The Lions look like they are getting ready to move on without him.

    Given the choice, I’d keep Chris Durham and cut Broyles.

  10. nflfollower says: Apr 9, 2014 8:18 PM

    His odds are slim. It would be a surprising feel good story at this point if he is able to bounce back from these injuries. There is always somebody younger healthier and quite possibly cheaper dying to replace you in the NFL. Thats just life.

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