Lions WR Ryan Broyles off PUP, practices on limited basis
ALLEN PARK — Since his ACL surgery on Nov. 21, rookie wide receiver Ryan Broyles has been working hard to get back on the football field.
It happened on Sunday, when he was taken off the Physically Unable to Perform list and joined his Lions’ teammates for practice.
He wasn’t quite ready when he took his turn and lined up for a one-on-one drill (wide receiver vs. defensive back) and he heard it from coach Jim Schwartz loud and clear. Actually so did the fans.
It was kind of Broyles’ welcome albeit a tough-love one from Schwartz.
“That’s a part of football, you love that when a coach gets on you, it means he cares, that’s a good thing,’’ said Broyles, a second-round draft pick out of Oklahoma.
Since it was the team’s third practice and they were wearing shoulder pads. It was just his first and per NFL rules players cannot wear pads for their first two days of practice.
“I want to be out there as much as possible, they’re going to bring me along at an even pace so whatever I can do to get out there I’m going to give it my all whatever chance I have,’’ Broyles said.
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