Pressure is on Lombardi, Lions' offense to live up to expectations
JUN 10, 1:45p ET | Dave Dye
Rotowire: Aug 21 / 12:11p ET
News: Broyles nabbed three passes for 31 yards in Thursday's preseason loss to Washington.
Impact: Broyles had more receptions and receiving yards during Thursday's game than the entire 2014 regular season combined. Broyles has struggled with injuries during his three years in the league and is no sure bet to make the team. Still, with the murkiness of Detroit's receiving depth chart behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, Broyles can carve out a role for himself in the next two preseason contests.
Rotowire: Aug 20 / 7:08a ET
News: Broyles is in the thick of the battle to back up Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impact: Since being drafted in the second round of the 2012 draft, Broyles has seen injuries cut three consecutive seasons short, affording him just 32 combined receptions. Broyles considers himself a smarter player than he was after first entering the league, but without the experience of Lance Moore, preseason breakout of Greg Salas or versatility and upside of Jeremy Ross or Corey Fuller, Broyles may have a tough time making the team.
Rotowire: Aug 12 / 6:10p ET
News: Broyles (undisclosed injury) expects to play in Detroit's preseason opener on Thursday, Josh Katzenstein of The Detroit News reports.
Impact: Even though he's dealing with an undisclosed injury, Broyles finding his way onto the field should be considered a positive for the Lions. Since being drafted in the second round of the 2012 draft, Broyles has played just 21 games in three seasons, contributing a grand total of 32 catches and two touchdowns. Though listed on the third team on Detroit's unofficial depth chart, the Lions have no obvious No. 3 option behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate - a spot Broyles could eventually elevate to if he manages to stay healthy.