Former Sooner Ryan Broyles Cut by Lions

The Detroit Lions have released former Sooner wide receiver Ryan Broyles during the team's first wave of cuts after three injury-filled years with the franchise.

Broyles, who announced Monday on Twitter that he had been released, had been in a tight receiver battle with a multitude of players with the Lions, but he rarely received reps with the first team, including none during Detroit's third preseason game on Friday.

The Lions had taken Broyles in the second round of the 2012 draft out of Oklahoma, where he set the since-broken FBS record for career receptions with 349. The Lions took Broyles even though he tore his left ACL during his final season with the Sooners.

"It's just one of those deals, you make plays and you hope it works out for you," Broyles said during the early days of training camp about trying to make the roster. "Like last year, I don't want to go back to it, but you make plays in the preseason and you get rewarded. So hopefully it's the same thing this year." (ESPN)

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