Ryan Broyles Released by Lions: Latest Comments and Reaction

August 31, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Three years after selecting Ryan Broyles with the hope he could become an elite second receiver next to Calvin Johnson, the Detroit Lions are moving on. Broyles posted a thank-you note on his Twitter account Monday, ostensibly confirming his release:
NFL teams have to cut their rosters down to 75 players by 4 p.m. ET on Sept. 1. Releasing a player of Broyles' talent during the 75-man cuts, rather than a week from now when rosters need to be finalized, is a bit of a surprise, but it may allow the former Oklahoma product to latch on with another franchise.
Broyles, 27, never had much of an NFL chance. A combination of injuries and the emergence of other receivers has limited him to 21 career games, during which he's made only 32 receptions. He hasn't scored a touchdown since Oct. 28, 2012, and he has seen his playing time precipitously drop each season. An ACL tear suffered during his final season at Oklahoma put him behind the NFL learning curve, and subsequent struggles ...

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