Aug 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles (84) is tackled by New England Patriots strong safety Tavon Wilson (27) during 2nd half at Ford Field. Lions won 40-9. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions bench injured receiver

Torn ACL’s are no joke to come back from. They take hard work, dedication, and lots of pain. It is a situation Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles knows all to well.

Broyles is currently recovering from his second ACL surgery in less than 3 years.  While Broyles claims that he is fully recovered mentally, he admits that some days are better than others physically.

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Broyles will be second team behind Calvin Johnson, Patrick Edwards, and slot man Nate Burleson.  Broyles typically plays in the slot but has worked mostly with the second and third teams through the preseason.

Apparently the Lions are high on Patrick Edwards, who has performed well in practices throughout the preseason. Edwards finished with 7 catches for 49 yards. The speedy Edwards needs to work on curing a mild case of the drops and getting off the line better.

Edwards may not be a hot commodity in the fantasy market yet, but any receiver would envy the opportunity to play across from Megatron and all of the attention that opposing defenses are going to send his way. Burleson stands to profit from Johnson as well playing in the slot.

Tags: Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions Nate Burleson NFL Patrick Edwards Ryan Broyles

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