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.