Ryan Broyles Fantasy News
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 3:14am
One of the players making a big early impression in a position of competition is Lions wide receiver Kevin Ogletree. Tucked in a tight battle with Kris Durham, Ryan Broyles, Jeremy Ross and Corey Fuller for receiving spots behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, Ogletree has spent time with the top unit both days as the No. 3 receiver. This comes on top of offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi singling him out during the spring as someone who impressed him. Ogletree has speed as well as the ability to make catches both over the middle and the sideline. Johnson, meanwhile, called Ogletree “smooth” when discussing him Tuesday.
Monday, June 16, 2014, 1:44pm
This was the spring of Lions WR Jeremy Ross. He will make the roster at least as the team’s returner but probably showed enough during the spring to at least enter training camp with a good shot at being the team’s third or fourth receiver. Another surprise was Ryan Broyles, who if he can stay healthy could end up making a contribution in the fall. He isn’t a roster lock yet, but will certainly get some opportunities. The competition for the third (or fourth) outside receiver will be one to watch in the fall.
Nobody expected Ryan Broyles to be an active participant in the Lions’ offseason training program, not even Broyles himself. Coming off surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon -- which came a year after ACL surgery, which was preceded by ACL surgery on the other knee the year before that -- the ambitious hope was he’d be ready for training camp in August. So it’s a tribute to his dedication and diligence and a testament to his desire to be the productive slot receiver the Lions thought he would be when they drafted him in the second round in 2012 that he has been there every day of the offseason program. “Yeah, I am, to be honest,” Broyles said when asked if he was surprised at the pace of his recovery. “I hit it hard, therapy, back home in Texas. I came out here, and they’re still pacing me out right now. I’m going to be on a number count, but it feels good to be out where with no pain. That’s the best feeling.” Wait. No pain? “No pain,” he said. “I’m still building up my strength. My left calf is a little smaller than my right one, but I think in the next coupler months I’ll feel pretty good.”
Broyles can't be counted upon in fantasy leagues at this point, though he's worth monitoring as the potential starting slot receiver in what should be a pass-heavy offense under OC Joe Lombardi.
Monday, May 26, 2014, 12:24pm
General manager Martin Mayhew said earlier this offseason that WR Ryan Broyles attacks rehab harder than just about any player he has ever seen, and that regimen has Broyles closing in on a full recovery. He participated in the Lions' first round of OTAs this week, both at receiver and kick returner. And that was enough to put a smile on his face. "I'm gettin' right, man. I really am," Broyles told MLive after Wednesday's practice.
With the addition of Golden Tate and Eric Ebron, there isn't a ton of opportunity for Broyles at this point, though it's good to hear he's close to a full recovery.
After sitting out Tuesday’s first voluntary minicamp practice, Lions third-year receiver Ryan Broyles had a helmet and participated in drills during Wednesday’s open session to the media. Broyles is in the middle of his third consecutive offseason rehabbing a major leg injury. He tore an ACL as a senior at Oklahoma, tore the other ACL as a rookie and ruptured an Achilles tendon last season. He’s has played in 16 games in two years with 30 catches, 395 yards and two touchdowns. "I know the deal with the Lions right now and you feel like you have a deadline because there's guys counting on you, especially coming in from the second round," Broyles told detroitlions.com earlier this offseason. "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)."
Broyles is fighting for snaps behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. How he looks in offseason activities could help the Lions decide whether they'll draft a receiver next month.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 6:58pm
Ryan Broyles ruptured his Achilles tendon while fielding a punt in an Oct. 27 win against the Dallas Cowboys, ending his season. Five months later, he was cleared by doctors to rejoin the Detroit Lions for the start of voluntary conditioning this week. And that's huge news for him. The receiver has missed 16 games through his first two seasons in the league, and the Lions, who once thought Broyles would be a complement to Calvin Johnson, could be looking to revamp their starting lineup.
Broyles figures to serve as the Lions WR3 or WR4 depending on how the depth chart shakes out after the draft.
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 7:54pm
Lions coach Jim Schwartz said the initial diagnosis on WR Ryan Broyles is a ruptured Achilles.
Broyles wasn't helping a lot of fantasy teams, but he's a guy who has had to bounce back from many major injuries. He clearly wasn't 100-percent this season even though the hope was he'd play a significant role on a pass-happy team. Hopefully we hear from Broyles in 2014...
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:18pm
Lions WR Nate Burleson (forearm, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 4. He broke his arm in an automobile accident and is out for a while. Ryan Broyles should see an increase in snaps and targets as he takes over as the Lions' primary slot receiver.
Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:18pm
Lions WR Patrick Edwards (ankle, doubtful) took limited practice reps all week and is doubtful for Week 4. Kris Durham could take over for Edwards opposite Calvin Johnson, while Ryan Broyles works the slot.
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:51pm
Lions WR Nate Burleson (forearm) missed practice again Thursday. He broke his arm in an automobile accident and is out for a while. Ryan Broyles should see an increase in snaps and targets as he takes over as the Lions' primary slot receiver.
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:51pm
Lions WR Patrick Edwards (ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Edwards may be able to return for Sunday's game against the Bears. We're expecting Ryan Broyles to get most of Nate Burleson's targets.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 7:29pm
Lions WR Nate Burleson (forearm) did not practice Wednesday. He broke his arm in an automobile accident and is out for a while. Ryan Broyles should see an increase in snaps and targets as he takes over as the Lions' primary slot receiver.
Receiver Ryan Broyles was on a short leash in his season debut against the Redskins. The coaches were trying to let him gradually get his legs under him after he came off a second major knee surgery last December. There will be no leash this week. With Nate Burleson (broken arm) out, Broyles likely will start and get most of the work in the slot. “Yeah, just go out and produce,” he said. “I am definitely ready. I feel good.” Broyles, who had three catches for 34 yards, said he felt like he has cleared all his mental and physical hurdles.
Nate Burleson got off to a pretty hot start (19-239) and was the #29 WR in PPR formats before breaking his arm in an automobile accident. If Broyles can handle the snaps, he certainly has that kind of upside.
Lions WR Nate Burleson broke his arm in two places in an early morning car accident. Will undergo surgery.
Obviously a huge loss for the Lions, but this means Ryan Broyles will given a chance to step in as the WR2 in what's a heavy passing offense in Detroit. He was on a snap count last week in his return, but that could quickly evaporate with this news. HC Jim Schwartz commented after the game that every time Broyles gets snaps he makes plays so the team has confidence in him to take over that spot.
Friday, September 20, 2013, 6:36pm
Lions WR Patrick Edwards (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 3. We may see Ryan Broyles active for the first time this week. The organization says he's ready to go.
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