Cleared to join their teammates at practice after being placed don the non-football injury list earlier in the week, receiver Ryan Broyles and offensive lineman Jonathan Scott each took the field on Sunday for the first time in training camp.
Broyles, the Lions' second-round selection in April's NFL Draft, faced an expected amount of verbal abuse from head coach Jim Schwartz in his first official practice as an NFL player. And according to Broyles' teammate and friend Nate Burleson, Schwartz's wrath was all part of what can only be described as an unofficial rookie hazing process. "That was expected," Burleson told the Detroit News' Chris McCosky. "You've got to go through that as a rookie. He's not going to just slide right in without having the fire put to him a little bit."
Scott, who was signed by the Lions on Wednesday of last week, actually failed a conditioning test on Friday that led to him being placed on the NFI list. Due to the NFL's rule that forces injured players to practice for at least two days though, both Broyles and Scott will each be barred from wearing pads until Tuesday.
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