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Lions' Ryan Broyles will be given a 'clean slate' under the new staff


The Detroit Lions have a new head coach in Jim Caldwell, and he is giving everyone a fresh start. That includes the often injured wide receiver Ryan Broyles and running back Mikel Leshoure.

“Everybody starts with a clean slate,” Caldwell said, via the team’s website. “That’s the beauty of it, you know?

“We have an opportunity to look at things from a new vantage point. If a guy wants an opportunity to remake himself, he has that opportunity, you know what I mean? So everything gets a fresh start.”

Broyles has suffered two torn ACL’s going back to college and a ruptured Achilles tendon last season.

“I know the deal with the Lions right now and you feel like you have a deadline because there’s guys counting on you, especially coming in from the second round,” Broyles told detroitlions.com last month. “I feel like I have to go in there and prove something and maybe I did that a little bit before my body was ready (last year).

“This time around I have to just focus on my future. I’m 25 years old right know. I just have to be smart from this point on.”

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  • Chris Wyman

    Just as we give Broyles a clean slate due to his battles with injury so too should we give Jim Caldwell a clean slate do to his abysmal history of losing everywhere he goes.