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Ryan Broyles practices on second day of minicamp


The Lions don’t have defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh taking part in their three-day voluntary minicamp this week, but wide receiver Ryan Broyles has made his return to the field after a long absence.

Kyle Meinke of reports that Broyles was on the field taking part in Wednesday’s practice session. It is Broyles didn’t practice on Tuesday, making this his first on-field work since he tore his Achilles in an October game against the Cowboys.

The Achilles tear was Broyles’ third serious injury in the last three years. He tore one ACL in 2011 and then the other one in 2012, wiping out his rookie year with the Lions and leaving him in serious need of showing he can still produce and stay healthy if he is going┬áto carve out a substantial NFL career.

The Lions don’t seem to be counting on that as they’ve signed Golden Tate and spent a lot of the last few weeks talking to pass catchers they might select during the draft, but Broyles can work his way back into the picture if his body cooperates over the next few months.

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5 Responses to “Ryan Broyles practices on second day of minicamp”
  1. superawesomeasskicker says: Apr 23, 2014 6:09 PM

    Ryan Broyles is like Legos. He falls apart easily, but when he does you just have to sweep his parts off the floor and put him back together.

  2. metrocritical says: Apr 23, 2014 6:11 PM

    By all appearances, the kid has the skill and heart to be a dynamic performer but not the body. If only a mad scientist could’ve transferred Broyles’ brain into Titus Young’s body, Detroit would at least salvage something out of their recent number two picks.

  3. lionsfan2086 says: Apr 23, 2014 7:04 PM

    I wish him the best. Hope he can stay healthy and contribute this season. From everything I’ve seen of him he’s a hard worker and a good kid.

  4. ivanpavlov0000 says: Apr 24, 2014 12:58 AM

    I hope he can stay healthy, but unfortunately I sorta think he won’t. Whatever he’s doing to tear up his body isn’t likely to change.

  5. cooper12345 says: Apr 26, 2014 6:24 PM

    I see Ryan at the Gym in Canton pretty much everyday. He’s a great guy, kicks it with everyone in the gym. And trust me when I tell you this, he’s doing everything possible to get in game playing shape. The guy is a great physical specimen.

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