Though a story previewing receivers on the Lions official team website says that the Lions will give Ryan Broyles every opportunity to make the team this summer, they still list him as being on the roster bubble. That's because Broyles has battled injuries throughout his short NFL career after being taken in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He's played 16 games over two seasons and has 30 catches for 395 yards and two scores.
As a Seahawk last year, Golden Tate was targeted 98 times and led the team with 64 receptions for 898 yards. He believes he'll get more opportunities in Detroit even as the clear No. 2 receiver behind Calvin Johnson.
"I hated being tackled (last year) because I didn't know when my next ball was going to come," Tate said on ESPN, per MLive.com. "I have a chance to catch more balls and make Pro Bowls (in Detroit).
"I think if I can stay healthy, God forbid, it's going to be fun. I have a chance to catch a ton more balls," Tate said. "I'm going to see a lot of single coverage. I'm probably going to see a lot of No. 2 and No. 3 cornerbacks because everyone's going to be on No. 81 (Calvin Johnson). I'm excited.
"I think the sky's the limit. I think it's going to get back to the old Golden."
Lions running back Joique Bell, who missed offseason workouts recovering from a knee injury, has been cleared to run full speed, reports MLive.com. He plans to report to training camp early to test his body.
Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson, who's recovering from foot surgery, said he'll likely miss the rest of the offseason program but aims to return for training camp. "I think training camp will be a good timetable," he told ESPN.com. "Right now, I'm just relying on our training staff to get me back right."
Doug Martin is the starter, but the Buccaneers "want to use a rotation at running back," reports ESPN.com. Behind Martin the Buccaneers have Mike James, who averaged 4.9 yards on 60 carries as a rookie; Bobby Rainey (5 touchdowns last year); and third-round rookie Charles Sims, who will start off primarily as a third-down back.