Detroit Lions: Keep or Cut

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Ryan Broyles

August 15, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles (84) during the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Lions 27-26. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Why he should stay: It’s no secret that anytime Ryan Broyles name is brought up, you usually hear the word potential in the same sentence. Coming out of  the university of Oklahoma in the 2012 NFL Draft, the hopes were high for Broyles. Any time you saw him in action he was usually making plays. He’s fought hard to over come to season ending injuries in his first to years and in the preseason last year, he was he talk of the town. Broyles was all over the field and did not have a single drop in the preseason.

Why he should go: unfortunately the two season ending injuries have left a stain on Ryan Broyles career. It was obvious to see the Lions were worried that Broyles was not fully ready to go last season by the lack of playing time he was given. The other problem for Broyles is that Golden Tate is the better option in the slot than Broyles. Which per Jim Caldwell, is one of the biggest reasons Broyles didn’t play much.

Final Determination: The hope is that the Lions were just giving Ryan Broyles the year off to strengthen his knee and get him ready for the 2015 season. The reality may be that Ryan Broyles days with the Detroit Lions are over. Much like Ross, Broyles is now buried even further down the depth chart after the Lions made some moves this offseason. The difference is, Ross has a spot on the team on special teams. I hate to say it, and as a Lions fan I hope it doesn’t happen, but Ryan Broyles time in Detroit will likely come to an end this year.


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