Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles, the team's 2nd-round draft pick this year, watched his new team's rookie minicamp unfold from the sidelines on Friday. Broyles is still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered last November. Whenever he is activated head coach Jim Schwartz vowed to put him in the mix for punt returns, according to MLive.com.
Broyles returned punts at Oklahoma, 108 of them in fact, averaging 11 yards per return and scoring twice. That could make Stefan Logan expendable.
Broyles' return date is unknown. The receiver expressed confidence that he would be back in time for training camp, but the team sounded a more cautious tone. Martin Mayhew, the team's general manager, acknowledged that there was a chance that Broyles could start the season on the PUP list.