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Ryan Broyles is the FBS’ all-time leading receiver, but he fell in the draft because he was undersized and because he tore his ACL late last season. The Lions obviously saw he was far enough along in his recovery at his Pro Day, where he ran a 40 in the 4.60 range, that they used their 2nd round pick on him even though they had no clear need for a wide receiver.
Broyles has been doing some limited positional drills at OTAs and according to a report from CBS Sports, the Lions believe that Broyles could be cleared to practice full time by Training Camp. According to the same source, the Lions are “expecting a contribution from him this year.” It sounds like there’s a good chance he’ll be out there week 1 and if he is, it’s only a matter of time before he leaps veteran Nate Burleson on the depth chart.
The Lions selected Broyles with the intention of having 3 talented, young receivers going into the future with Broyles, Titus Young, and Calvin Johnson. With Matt Stafford throwing to th...
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After Jim Schwartz had a mouthful to say about the off field troubles of a few Detroit Lions players, Bill Ford Jr. got in on the act. For those who aren't familiar with Ford Jr. he was the one who basically greased the skids for Matt Millen to be fired since his father (William Clay Ford) was hesitant to do so.
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"It's rare that you're on a team that actually can win the championship," Burleson said. "That is our goal."
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It’s time for the Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley to leave Alabama for good. It may be his home and it may be where he went to college and passed his glory days, but it’s also where his friends live. It’s where dangerous situations call him on the phone and show up at his door [...]
Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz isn’t second-guessing his team’s 2011 NFL Draft class… but he’s handling two off-the-field incidents regarding two different players very differently. Titus Young’s sucker punch has seemingly taken the front seat when it comes to disciplinary action, while Nick Fairley’s DUI is a somewhat quiet topic. Young’s good standing with the [...]
Detroit Lions second-year wide receiver Titus Young gets it. And Lions veteran receiver Nate Burleson is happy to see that Young indeed gets it. Young issued a statement Tuesday apologizing for his alleged suckerpunching of teammate Louis Delmas last week. During a time when the Lions’ youth has been criticized for its indiscretions, seeing Young [...]
As Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril continues to hold out in hopes of getting the long-term contract he desires, president Tom Lewand stated that they’ve been communicating with his agent on an ongoing basis.
“We’ve had conversations and we continue to have dialogue,” Lewand said. “We’ll leave the dialogue open. I talked to (Avril’s agent) Brian...
Herman Moore has a stern, yet compassionate message to the young Detroit Lions whom have had recent legal troubles: Watch your step, think of your teammates, and don’t blow what could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity — the world is watching and reading every minute of the day. Moore understands today’s NFL. More so, he understands [...]
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Bill Striffler, Flickr Detroit Lions Head Coach Jim Schwartz remarked yesterday how “the actions of a few have affected the reputations of not just the other guys in the 90, but also the organization as a whole and that’s not … Continue reading →
Assuming the NFLs long arm of the law, Roger Goodell, does not make good on his talks of possibly contracting the Pro Bowl, then history suggests there will be some players receiving their first paid Hawaiian vacation next January.
In the 2011 season, there were 28 first-time Pro Bowlers who got to attend the (not-so) “big game.”
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