The Lions are finally cutting ties with receiver Ryan Broyles, whose three-year stint with the team was marred by injury, per MLive.com. Broyles had asked for his release two days ago after playing sparingly during the preseason. A second-round pick in 2012, Broyles tore his ACL in his rookie season and then ruptured his Achilles' tendon in 2013. Last season, Broyles had just two catches for 34 yards, playing in just 34 snaps all year.
The Lions are not yet giving up on wide receiver Ryan Broyles, who has been hampered in his career by knee and Achilles injuries. "I think he's a guy you have a lot of respect for because he's had three major injuries and fought his way back,'' Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said Tuesday, per The Oakland Press. "When he's been in there he's been productive. We're excited to see where he is now after a full season of not coming back from an injury. He's had a full year to be healthy we're excited to see what he does in the offseasaon.''
The Lions have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Cowboys: guard Larry Warford (knee), defensive tackles Nick Fairley (knee) and Caraun Reid, defensive back Josh Thomas, wide receiver Ryan Broyles, defensive end Larry Webster and quarterback Kellen Moore. Fairley was deemed doubtful to play Sunday on the team's final injury report, while Warford had been ruled out for the Wild Card game. Travis Swanson will draw the start at guard in Warford's absence. The Lions had three players listed as probable to play and all are active. Detroit is a 6-point underdog in Dallas for Sunday's playoff game.
The following players have been declared as inactive for the Lions in Sunday's game against the Packers: Nick Fairley, Ryan Broyles, Kellen Moore, Rodney Austin, Larry Webster, Josh Thomas and Caraun Reid.
Only two injured players dot the inactive list released Sunday by the Lions for their clash against Chicago. They are defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) and cornerback Mohammed Seisay (hamstring). The healthy scratches are quarterback Kellen Moore, defensive end Larry Webster, wideout Ryan Broyles, defensive tackle Caraun Reid and offensive lineman Rodney Austin.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
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