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Ryan Broyles | Wide Receiver

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
College: Oklahoma
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Lions declared WR Ryan Broyles, CB Cassius Vaughn, LB Travis Lewis, QB Kellen Moore, S James Ihedigbo, OT LaAdrian Waddle and RB Montell Owens inactive for Week 3 against the Packers.
It's a quiet list for Detroit, who enters Week 3 as one of the league's healthier teams. Broyles has now been a healthy scratch for all three games this season. Sep 21 - 11:33 AM

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Lions declared WR Ryan Broyles, WR Kevin Ogletree, DB Don Carey, QB Kellen Moore, DE Larry Webster, S James Ihedigbo, and OT LaAdrian Waddle inactive for Week 2 against the Panthers.

The Lions will continue to play heavy two-tight end offense with two wide receivers. Broyles and Ogletree have both been active for each of Detroit's first two games. With Ihedigbo still out, the Lions will continue to start special teamer Isa Abdul-Quddus at safety opposite Glover Quin.
Sep 14 - 11:49 AM

Lions declared WR Ryan Broyles, WR Kevin Ogletree, S James Ihedigbo, DB Don Carey, QB Kellen Moore, DE Larry Webster, and OT Cornelius Lucas inactive for Week 1 against the Giants.

With Broyles and Ogletree both inactive, the Lions may turn to Corey Fuller as their No. 3 receiver behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. Jeremy Ross could also see some snaps on offense.
Sep 8 - 5:33 PM

Ryan Broyles caught three passes for 44 yards in the Lions' third preseason game Friday night

Broyles worked exclusively with the second- and third-team offenses, playing behind Kevin Ogletree and Kris Durham. He's now led the Lions in receiving in consecutive weeks and should have the inside track on a roster spot. Broyles isn't on the re-draft radar, although he's a candidate to move up the depth chart eventually. Seven of his eight preseason receptions have gone for first downs.
Aug 23 - 12:19 AM

Ryan Broyles caught two passes for 42 yards in the Lions' second preseason game Friday night.

Broyles showed nice open-field ability, turning a two-yard pass into a 34-yard gain late in the first half. He now has a team-high 69 yards receiving on five catches this preseason. Finally healthy, Broyles is making a strong push for a roster spot in Detroit.
Aug 16 - 12:26 PM

Lions WR Ryan Broyles caught three passes for 27 yards in Saturday night's preseason opener.

He secured all three of his targets. An Achilles' rupture and two ACL tears have cost Broyles some explosiveness, but he remains a sure-handed slot receiver who should make Detroit's final 53 as the No. 4 or 5 wideout.
Aug 10 - 11:02 AM

Ryan Broyles has been working with a speed coach this summer.

Broyles has suffered two ACL tears and a torn Achilles' the past three years. The Detroit Free Press observed during the spring that Broyles didn't look as explosive as he did in college. That's to be expected. His explosion has been sapped by injuries. He still appears to be the favorite for No. 3 receiver duties, but isn't really on the fantasy radar outside of deeper PPR leagues.
Jul 6 - 11:50 AM

According to the Detroit Free Press, third-year WR Ryan Broyles is "not as explosive" as he was before tearing both of his ACLs, and his Achilles'.

This is to be expected. Whether Broyles regains his college burst is totally up in the air, but beat writer Dave Birkett hints Broyles may still have the inside track on the Lions' No. 3 receiver job, ahead of Kris Durham and return man Jeremy Ross. Broyles' lead was strengthened following rookie T.J. Jones' shoulder surgery. Broyles is worth a look in particularly deep PPR leagues.
Jun 25 - 8:56 PM

Ryan Broyles (Achilles') says he is not limited in any way.

Broyles has torn both of his ACLs and his Achilles' tendon since his senior year at Oklahoma. Still, he's remarkably fighting for a roster spot and has been participating in offseason work since April. We'll find out if Broyles' legs are NFL-ready once training camp rolls around.
Jun 11 - 10:26 AM

Lions WR Ryan Broyles (Achilles') is "closing in on a full recovery", and participated in OTAs this week.

He practiced at receiver and kickoff returner. "I'm getting right, man," Broyles insisted. "I really am." In training camp, Broyles will try to hold off rookie T.J. Jones to be Detroit's No. 3 receiver, behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. Kevin Ogletree, Kris Durham, and Corey Fuller are also in the mix.
Source: MLive.com
May 25 - 5:20 PM

Lions GM Martin Mayhew said at his pre-draft press conference that he hasn't thrown in the towel on third-year WR Ryan Broyles.

Broyles has torn his Achilles' tendon and both ACLs since his senior year at Oklahoma. He continues to prove a remarkable healer, participating in 2014 pre-draft workouts. "I believe in him," Mayhew insisted of Broyles. "I’m not going to build the whole offense around him, but I believe in that man." Broyles turned 26 last month. He has roughly WR6 value in deep Dynasty leagues.
May 5 - 1:30 PM

Ryan Broyles (Achilles') is participating in Lions offseason workouts.

Broyles has torn both of his ACLs and his Achilles' tendon through just two seasons in the NFL. He indicated that he's feeling some pressure for his roster spot. "You feel like you have a deadline because there's guys counting on you," said Broyles. "I feel like I have to go in there and prove something and maybe I did that a little bit before my body was ready (last year)." The Lions won't be counting on Broyles for a major 2014 role, though those plans could change with a productive offseason. He's proven to be an amazingly quick healer.
Apr 23 - 10:23 PM

Ryan Broyles (Achilles') has been cleared to participate in offseason workouts.

If nothing else, Broyles has proven to be an extremely quick healer. He tore his Achilles' in late October. Broyles probably won't do much in voluntary workouts this week or at OTAs but could be ready to roll for training camp. The Lions can't rely on Broyles, but he'll have a shot to earn the No. 4 or 5 receiver job.
Source: MLive.com
Apr 9 - 3:05 PM

Coach Jim Caldwell said Ryan Broyles (Achilles') will be given a "clean slate" under the new staff.

The same goes for Mikel Leshoure. Broyles tore an ACL in 2011, the other ACL in 2012, and his Achilles' last season. He obviously can't be relied upon to stay healthy but will be given another opportunity to showcase his skills this summer. Broyles hopes to be ready for the start of training camp but won't be any higher than No. 4 or 5 on the receiver depth chart.
Apr 1 - 10:49 AM

Lions GM Martin Mayhew was hesitant when asked if he can rely on Ryan Broyles (Achilles').

Broyles' injury history should give the Lions plenty of pause. He's torn each of his ACLs and his Achilles' tendon in the last 2 1/2 years. Couple that with the release of Nate Burleson, and we have a team in desperate need of help for Calvin Johnson. Mayhew is fully expected to attack the wideout position in both free agency and the draft.
Source: MLive.com
Mar 5 - 12:55 PM

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2Reggie Bush
3RB1Reggie Bush
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FB1Jed Collins
WR11Calvin Johnson
2Jeremy Ross
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WR21Golden Tate
2Corey Fuller
3Ryan Broyles
WR31Jeremy Ross
TE1Brandon Pettigrew
2Eric Ebron
3Joseph Fauria
K1Alex Henery