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84 Ryan Broyles WR
Height/Weight: 5-10/188 | Birthdate: 4/9/1988 | Birthplace: Oklahoma City, OK, USA | Team: Detroit | College: Oklahoma | NFL Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 1/0
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Lions web site: Ryan Broyles on roster bubble


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/17/2014) Though a story previewing receivers on the Lions official team website says that the Lions will give Ryan Broyles every opportunity to make the team this summer, they still list him as being on the roster bubble. That's because Broyles has battled injuries throughout his short NFL career after being taken in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He's played 16 games over two seasons and has 30 catches for 395 yards and two scores. 

"Broyles still has to prove the explosiveness is back in his legs," writer Tim Twentyman explains. "If he does that, he should have a spot."


Ryan Broyles making good progress


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Lions receiver Ryan Broyles made "impressive catches" and "flashed his speed and agility" during minicamp as he continues to progress in his return from a torn Achilles, reports the Detroit Free Press. Broyles told the paper he feels like he's finally getting the benefit of a full offseason.

He was planning to work with a speed coach before training camp.

"It’s more just conditioning for the body, a lot of lightweight stuff for me to stay mobile, to stay healthy," he said. "Foot placement and things like that."


Lions looking for No. 3 receiver


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/26/2014) The Lions have Ryan Broyles, Jeremy Ross and Kris Durham competing for the No. 3 job this season behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, reports the Detroit Free Press.

Broyles is returning from a torn Achilles tendon, his third straight season-ending leg injury, but he’s ahead of schedule in his rehab and took part in most spring workouts. He’s the same surehanded receiver the Lions drafted in the second round two years ago, though not as explosive. 

Ross is another slot receiver. He’s all but guaranteed a spot on the game-day roster because of his return ability, and is coming off of an impressive spring during which he saw extended action because of injuries.

Durham is the biggest and most accomplished option of this trio. He’s a red-zone threat at 6-feet-5, is coming off a career-high 38-catch season and has a good rapport with Matthew Stafford, his college roommate. 


Report: Ryan Broyles on his way to full recovery


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Lions receiver Ryan Broyles is well on his way to a full recovery from a ruptured Achilles tendon, his third consecutive season-ending leg injury, reports MLive.com. He participated in the first round of OTAs at receiver and kick returner.

"I'm gettin' right, man. I really am," Broyles told the website. "(Rehab) is not fun. It's not anything I wanted to have happen. But I just got to be smart, at the end of the day.

"I'm always a positive person. Everything happens for a reason, and this will be a good testimony for me years on. Just got to continue to work, and whatever comes my way, I'll continue to attack it.

"But it sure is good to get back out here and play football again."


Ryan Broyles not a full participant


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/22/2014) Lions third-year receiver Ryan Broyles didn't participate in full Wednesday during the team's minicamp practice. MLive.com reports Broyles got work in returning kickoffs and looked comfortable planting and changing directions off of his legs. He's working his way back from an Achilles injury, his third major season-ending injury. 

Ryan Broyles could be squeezed out of slot


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Lions receiver Ryan Broyles runs about two-thirds of his routes from the slot. With the team's offseason additions, he may get squeezed out of the slot, reports MLive.com.

Detroit drafted tight end Eric Ebron and plans to use him in the slot. Then the Lions drafted a true slot receiver in Notre Dame's TJ Jones. And free-agent acquisition Golden Tate will play inside and outside in coordinator Joe Lombardi's scheme. 

None of that bodes well for Broyles, who's coming back from a ruptured Achilles tendon. The Lions' moves indicate the team is "making provisions should Broyles not make a full recovery from his third consecutive season-ending injury," the report said.


Lions GM believes in Ryan Broyles


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2014) Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said his belief in oft-injured receiver Ryan Broyles hasn't wavered.

“I believe in Ryan, and he’s one of the hardest-working guys I’ve ever seen in terms of rehab, practice. He’s just outstanding,’’ Mayhew told the Oakland Press. "So, I believe in him. I’m not going to build a whole offense around him, obviously, but I believe in that man."

Broyles had surgery in late October to repair a torn Achilles, but participated in the team's voluntary minicamp last month.


Ryan Broyles practices for first time since October


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Lions receiver Ryan Broyles practiced Wednesday for the first time since he ruptured his Achilles tendon fielding a punt Oct. 27 against Dallas, reports MLive.com. It was the second day of the team's voluntary minicamp.

Broyles caught a few passes during the brief period open to the media.


Ryan Broyles participating in offseason program


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Lions receiver Ryan Broyles, who ruptured his Achilles tendon fielding a punt in late October, is participating in voluntary conditioning this week after gaining medical clearance, reports MLive.com. Broyles missed 16 games in his first two NFL seasons.

The next test is whether Broyles can join the Lions for on-field instruction starting April 22, the report said.


Caldwell address Ryan Broyles, but not really


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/27/2014) Lions receiver Ryan Broyles is working his way back from a torn Achilles that limited him to just eight catches last season. When asked about him at the NFL Owners Meeting, new Lions coach Jim Caldwell instead spoke openly about fresh starts. 

"Everybody starts with a clean slate," Caldwell said. "That's the beauty of it. We have an opportunity to look at things from a new vantage point and if a guy wants the opportunity to remake himself, he has that opportunity."

Through parts of two seasons Broyles has tallied 30 catches for 395 yards and a pair of touchdowns. 


Lions GM unsure of Ryan Broyles' future


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/5/2014) While the Lions are hoping for a full recovery by receiver Ryan Broyles, general manager Martin Mayhew said it's too soon to plan on him being available for the 2014 season following a torn Achilles. 

"[H]e's still rehabbing," Mayhew said via MLive.com, adding that he's progressing well. "Hopefully we'll get an opportunity to see him when he gets back and see what he looks like. ... I know Ryan's a hard worker. In previous rehabs he's been outstanding. I think he's going to be outstanding in this rehab too."

Through parts of two seasons Broyles has tallied 30 catches for 395 yards and a pair of touchdowns. 


Lions need major upgrade at receiver


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2014) Lions wideouts not named Calvin Johnson were a big disappointment in 2013, underlining the team's need to upgrade at the position, according to MLive.com.

Nate Burleson made a splash after returning from his broken forearm, then faded badly, catching 13 passes over the final five games. Ryan Broyles tore his Achilles tendon and finished the season with eight catches. Kris Durham played more snaps than any Detroit receiver and "underwhelmed," catching 38 passes for 490 yards and two touchdowns while dropping 10 throws.

Burleson, set to earn $5.5 million in 2014, likely will be asked to take a big pay cut.


Ryan Broyles suffers another season-ending injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2013) Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles will finish the 2013 season how he finished the 2012 season -- on injured reserve. Lions coach Jim Schwartz announced Monday Broyles suffered a ruptured Achilles Sunday against the Cowboys and will miss the rest of the season.

Broyles, who is scheduled for surgery Tuesday, played 10 games last season before suffering a torn ACL, which is the second time he suffered the injury in his career. Broyles did not dress the first two games of the 2013 season as Detroit wanted to take a cautious approach with his recovery.


Ryan Broyles may have ruptured Achilles


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles may have suffered a long-term injury Sunday during the Week 8 win over the Cowboys, the Detroit Free Press reports. Coach Jim Schwartz said the initial diagnosis for Broyles is a ruptured Achilles. 

Broyles left the game in the third quarter just after halftime. He finished with one reception for 8 yards before leaving. 

The Lions have a bye Week 9 and return Week 10 at Chicago, though it appears that Broyles may not be available. 


Two Lions receivers each contribute two catches Week 7


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2013) Lions wide receivers Kevin Ogletree and Ryan Broyles each contributed two catches during a 27-24 loss Week 7 vs. Cincinnati. Ogletree totaled 50 yards, while Broyles had 16 yards.

Ogletree had the second-longest catch of the game for Detroit -- a 43-yard reception on a 3rd-and-20 play in the second half. Broyles was targeted on a 16-yard touchdown pass in the first half, but he was overthrown by quarterback Matthew Stafford.

The Lions are back in action Week 8 vs. Dallas.


Ryan Broyles: 'I want to do more'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2013) The Lions continue to limit Ryan Broyles' reps at receiver as he works his way back from the second major knee injury of his career. But Broyles is lobbying for a bigger role.

"I feel good," Broyles said, per MLive.com. "I feel capable of going out there and making plays. I feel like I want to do more."

Broyles has played just 43.1 percent of the offensive snaps (87 of 202) since debuting Week 3. He's been targeted six times, catching five passes for 61 yards. Broyles said he's healthy, but his reduced role has been mostly due to the game plan.

"Coach puts guys in the position to make plays, and when my number gets called, (I) go out there and succeed and hope you can do that," Broyles said. "I'm not the guy with the clipboard. That's the offensive coordinator."


Ryan Broyles has 27 receiving yards


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/6/2013) Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles caught two passes for 27 yards in Sunday's 22-9 loss to the Packers. Broyles was targeted just those two times, with all his production coming in the first half. Broyles now has six targets over three games since returning from knee surgery. 

The Lions played their Week 5 game without Calvin Johnson, who was declared inactive with a knee injury. Instead of Broyles seeing a leap in production, two tight ends (Tony Scheffler and Brandon Pettigrew) and Kris Durham all made significant gains over their season averages. 

The Lions travel to Cleveland to face the Browns in Week 6. 


Ryan Broyles getting more involved in offense


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/3/2013) Be prepared for Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles to take you on a roller coaster of feelings in his Week 5 matchup against the Packers. On one hand, Broyles has a unique chance to grab a role in the offense, with Nate Burleson out. On the other, he's still coming back from knee surgery and playing his way back up to NFL speed. 

In Week 3 -- his first game back -- Broyles caught three passes for 34 yards, playing 25 percent of the team's snaps. But in Week 4, Broyles was held without a catch (on just one target), despite playing 62 percent of the snaps. So while he's taking a step forward in playing time, Broyles seems to be losing one in the offensive game plan. 

Still, as he shakes off rust, Broyles will get better. He's a pass-catching specialist in an offense that has thrown more passes than any other team the last two years. He's probably not worth a start in Week 5 -- despite Green Bay allowing the third-most Fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers -- but a team with bye week holes to fill could take a chance on Broyles and hope that it all comes together in this favorable matchup. 


Ryan Broyles comes up empty


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/29/2013) Lions receiver Ryan Broyles had one target and no catches in Sunday's game against the Bears. That's disappointing considering the amount of playing time many expected him to have following the injury to Nate Burleson. 

Technically Broyles started the game and saw a fair amount of playing time but just didn't get involved. Matthew Stafford attempted 35 passes including 10 in Calvin Johnson's direction, seven in Brandon Pettigrew's direction and six toward Reggie Bush. If Pettigrew continues to hog targets like this then Broyles might not see a lot of action. 

If you can afford to be patient, keep Broyles on your bench. But with so many nice receivers stepping up in Week 4, owners might not want to wait to see something from Broyles. 


Lions counting on Ryan Broyles to replace injured WR


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2013) Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan confirmed Thursday what has been pretty much speculated since Nate Burleson hurt his arm earlier this week -- the team plans to replace Burleson with wide receiver Ryan Broyles. However, Linehan also said it will also require a collective effort from other players as well.

"I think he's capable of handling any amount of snaps, really," Linehan said of Broyles. "He's in a position he doesn't have to play every play, because of the position he plays for us and we have some other guys we can use. He sure is a guy we have a lot of confidence in."


'No leash' on Ryan Broyles


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2013) Lions receiver Ryan Broyles, who played 17 snaps in his season debut last week, is preparing for a bigger workload Sunday against the Bears. "There will be no leash this week," reports the Detroit News.

With Nate Burleson out due to a broken arm, Broyles likely will start and get most of the work in the slot, the paper said.

“Yeah, just go out and produce,” said Broyles, who's coming back from major knee surgery. “I am definitely ready. I feel good.”


Lions trying to trade for wide receiver


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2013) With Nate Burleson about to undergo surgery for a broken arm, the Lions are actively trying to trade for a wide receiver, according to the team's website. Detroit talked to "multiple teams" Tuesday morning, the report said.

Lions wideout Pat Edwards is dealing with an ankle injury, and receiver Ryan Broyles is still not ready for a full workload following knee surgery. That leaves very little behind Calvin Johnson.


Lions need Ryan Broyles to keep making strides


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2013) With Nate Burleson out indefinitely with a broken arm, the Lions need receiver Ryan Broyles to keep progressing as he comes back from knee surgery. Broyles played 17 snaps in his season debut Week 3, catching all three of his targets for 34 yards.

"Every time he’s gone in the game for us, he’s made plays," coach Jim Schwartz said Monday, before Burleson's car accident. "He did the same thing in this game. I think he played 17 or 18 plays in this game, which we had talked about, was sort of a good pitch count for him. ... Every day he gets a little bit better, and every day he gets a little more into the groove physically and mentally.”

Burleson was the No. 2 wideout behind Calvin Johnson. Receiver Pat Edwards is dealing with an ankle injury. The Lions' website expects Broyles to be the primary slot receiver going forward, assuming his knee holds up.


Ryan Broyles makes first catch of 2013


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2013) Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles saw his first action of the season on Sunday during the Week 3 win at Washington. He came up with his first catch of the year. 

In fact, Broyles finished the game with three catches for 34 yards from quarterback Matthew Stafford. He was targeted three times in the game. 

Broyles had not played in the first two games of the season. The Lions take on the Chicago Bears Week 4. 


Ryan Broyles ready for debut


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2013) Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles is ready to make his first appearance of the season in Week 3 against Washington, according to the Detroit Free Press. Broyles put in his most extensive pre-game workout of the season, after sitting out the first two games while recovering from knee surgery.