The Detroit Lions activated both wide receiver Ryan Broyles and offensive tackle Jonathan Scott from the non-football injury list today. The move allowed both Broyles and Scott to practice for the first time during training camp, although they weren't allowed to do a ton of stuff. This is because the Lions were in shoulder pads today, but Broyles and Scott are required to have two days of practice without pads since they were on the NFI list.
Although he couldn't fully participate, there was still quite a bit of news about Broyles' first practice. For starters, he said there was little to no swelling in his knee, which is why he was able to come off the NFI list. He was clearly excited to be able to practice, although his training camp debut got off to a bit of a rough start.
Coach called for Broyles in a drill and got on him for not having chin strap snapped. Welcome to practice rookie.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) July 29, 2012
Broyles got it going after the early mix-up and caught the first pass thrown in his direction. In general, he seemed to have a pretty strong practice.
Broyles cutting well in 1st live action drills. It'll be interesting to see how much he does Sunday #lions— Lions RapidReports (@CBSSportsNFLDET) July 29, 2012
With Broyles and Scott off the NFI list, running back Jahvid Best and cornerback Chris Greenwood are the only two players on an injury list (the PUP list). It's unclear when either player will be activated and able to practice.