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Ryan Broyles (Achilles') has been cleared to participate in offseason workouts.

If nothing else, Broyles has proven to be an extremely quick healer. He tore his Achilles' in late October. Broyles probably won't do much in voluntary workouts this week or at OTAs but could be ready to roll for training camp. The Lions can't rely on Broyles, but he'll have a shot to earn the No. 4 or 5 receiver job.

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Coach Jim Caldwell said Ryan Broyles (Achilles') will be given a "clean slate" under the new staff.

The same goes for Mikel Leshoure. Broyles tore an ACL in 2011, the other ACL in 2012, and his Achilles' last season. He obviously can't be relied upon to stay healthy but will be given another opportunity to showcase his skills this summer. Broyles hopes to be ready for the start of training camp but won't be any higher than No. 4 or 5 on the receiver depth chart.

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Lions GM Martin Mayhew was hesitant when asked if he can rely on Ryan Broyles (Achilles').

Broyles injury history should give the Lions plenty of pause. He's torn each of his ACLs and his Achilles' tendon in the last 2 1/2 years. Couple that with the release of Nate Burleson, and we have a team in desperate need of help for Calvin Johnson. Mayhew is fully expected to attack the wideout position in both free agency and the draft.

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Lions WR Ryan Broyles (Achilles') recently began "running, cutting, jumping," and rebuilding his left calf muscle.

Broyles tore his left ACL at Oklahoma, his right ACL as a rookie in 2012, and his left Achilles' tendon in October of last year. He began jogging two weeks ago and seems upbeat despite the latest hard-luck setback. "Every day I'm getting stronger," Broyles said. "I'm four months out and can't wait to see where I'll be 10 months out. Right now I'm happy with my progress." Lions.com believes there's a "real chance" Broyles will open 2014 on the PUP list.

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Ryan Broyles (Achilles', injured reserve) remains limited to range of motion exercises.

Broyles is still in the infancy stages of his recovery and is no lock to be ready for Week 1 of 2014. And considering that he's previously tore both the right and left ACL in his knees, his NFL career is in jeopardy.

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Ryan Broyles (Achilles', injured reserve) vows to continue his playing career in 2014.

Broyles has torn his left ACL, right ACL, and left Achilles' over the past three seasons. "I've got great football left in me," he insists. "I'm 25 years old right now and I see receivers playing 'til they're 34. I just got to take it a day at a time. I've just got to heal up. I've got to get on the field when I'm 100 percent healthy. And I have not played one down in the NFL yet healthy." Broyles is just barely worth rostering in deep Dynasty leagues.

Ryan Broyles WR DET 6 Months

Lions placed WR Ryan Broyles on injured reserve with a torn right Achilles' tendon, ending his season.

Broyles tore his Achilles' in last Sunday's win over the Cowboys. One of the unluckiest players in the league, Broyles tore his left ACL as a senior at Oklahoma, tore his right ACL as a rookie last season, and has now suffered yet another significant lower-limb injury. His career hangs in the balance. Broyles will likely start next season on the PUP list.

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The Lions confirmed Ryan Broyles has a torn right Achilles' tendon and will undergo surgery on Tuesday.

He'll be placed on injured reserve shortly. Kris Durham is now locked in as the Lions' No. 2 receiver, with Kevin Ogletree and Jeremy Ross behind him.

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According to Lions coach Jim Schwartz, Ryan Broyles' "initial" diagnosis is a ruptured right Achilles' tendon.

It's an absolutely brutal break for one of football's most unlucky players, and will not only end Broyles' season, but quite likely cloud his career. Broyles was already having significant difficulty getting back to 100 percent coming off his torn right ACL, and tore his left ACL his senior year of college. Three explosion-sapping injuries might be too much to overcome for a 5-foot-10 receiver. At the very least, we'd expect Broyles to begin 2014 on the PUP list, and quite possibly miss the entire season.

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Lions WR Ryan Broyles was forced from Sunday's game against the Cowboys with a right Achilles' injury, and is questionable to return.

Broyles had to be helped off the field, and considering his injury history, is almost certainly done for the day. Targeted only twice before going down, Broyles had one catch for eight yards. He failed to make a play on a catchable ball on his second look.