Found June 14, 2013 on FF Locker Room:
The Detroit Lions are really hoping that Ryan Broyles will be all systems go this year after taking a chance on him last season drafting the injured receiver in the second round. When he finally got a shot to play in 2012, he did not disappoint. He immediately made an impact and was poised for a strong finish till he tore his ACL and went on injured reserve. Now, only six months removed from surgery, it appears that he’s ready to resume his playing career. Broyles participated in all three days of the Lions recent mini camp and is convinced he will be given the green light when training camp opens in a couple of weeks. If that is the case, we can peg Broyles as a sleeper candidate among wide receivers with potential to overtake Nate Burleson as the starter. Ryan should be a PPR monster opposite Calvin Johnson if starting and should be a serviceable WR3 even if he doesn’t win the starting job. He is worth drafting in all formats at the moment. But because of his injury history, it’s ...

Ryan Broyles Fully Participates in Minicamp with Lions

Lions receiver Ryan Broyles, recovering from a torn ACL, fully participated in all three days of minicamp this week, according to the Detroit Free Press.Fantasy Spin:The receiver tore his ACL on Dec. 2 last season, and he's amazingly expected to avoid the PUP list to open training camp. Broyles was just starting to show fantasy value when the injury ended his season, and he should...

Bush's role with Lions like his was with Saints

The Detroit Lions plan to put Reggie Bush in the backfield to take toss sweeps around the outside and to hit holes between the tackles. They also want to line up Bush as a wide receiver at times and to send him in motion, hoping to keep defenses guessing about how Matthew Stafford might get him the ball. Bush can't wait for the opportunity to play early and often each time...

Schwartz shares minicamp-ending message to players

ALLEN PARK, Mich. Stay out of trouble. Dont get arrested. The Detroit Lions broke their three-day mandatory minicamp Thursday, thus ending their off-season workout program. Many of the players quickly headed out of town for the summer. They wont be back together again until late July for the start of the real training camp. The concern between now and then is whether they can...

Joey Part Two: How Harrington Keeps Winning

First, he's smart. Joey Harrington's NFL education included classes in Detroit, Miami, Atlanta, and New Orleans. Eight years in the grinder of pro ball is long enough to qualify him for every NFL pension plan on the books. He passed that test. His career was one part merry-go-round, one part yo-yo with so many cuts and signings on bad teams circling the...

Hall of Fame cornerback believes football will be gone in 20 years

Former Detroit Lions cornerback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Lem Barney doesn't believe football will be around in the "next 10 to 20 years" and said he wishes he never played in the NFL.Barney cited the brutal toll the game has taken on players over the years as his reasoning. He also made light of the fact that today's players are becoming increasingly stronger...
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