Ryan Broyles (Achilles') is participating in Lions offseason workouts.
Broyles has torn both of his ACLs and his Achilles' tendon through just two seasons in the NFL. He indicated that he's feeling some pressure for his roster spot. "You feel like you have a deadline because there's guys counting on you," said Broyles. "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)." The Lions won't be counting on Broyles for a major 2014 role, though those plans could change with a productive offseason. He's proven to be an amazingly quick healer.
Cecil Shorts is not yet fully recovered from his December sports hernia surgery.
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Shorts is entering the final year of his rookie deal, and expects to be 100 percent shortly. "I'm on the right path where I'm able to run without any pain," he said. "I still have some work to do and I'm not 100 percent yet, but I'm looking to get there soon. Now, I have to get my strength back and confidence back." Still only 26 years old, Shorts returns as Jacksonville's clear-cut No. 1 receiver with Justin Blackmon serving an indefinite suspension.
Former Kansas State QB Collin Klein has signed a two-year contract with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.
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Klein, 24, was invited to Texans rookie camp last year, but failed to earn a contract and didn't resurface in an NFL training camp. As CFL contracts are binding, Klein will have to wait two more years if he hopes to earn another NFL shot.