Reed was limited to 17 tackles in 13 games with the Falcons in 2015. Reed failed to record a sack for the first time in his career, and he only played in 32.9 percent of the defensive snaps. He has four years remaining on his contract, so Dan Quinn will need to find new ways to get production out of Reed in 2016.
Falcons linebacker Brooks Reed (groin) is starting Sunday against Houston. In his debut with Atlanta, he will line up versus his former team at strong-side linebacker, where he'll act as more of a pass rusher than a tackle machine.
Falcons linebacker Brooks Reed (groin) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Texans. Limited both Wednesday and Thursday, Reed finally logged a full practice Friday, setting him up for his regular-season Falcons debut. It's not entirely clear that he'll start, but he should get some snaps as both a strongside linebacker and defensive end. Reed can safely be ignored for IDP purposes.
Falcons linebacker Brooks Reed (groin) has been ruled out for a third consecutive game Sunday against Dallas. Brooks was trending in the right direction, practicing on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday, but coach Dan Quinn was unwilling to rule Reed fit for game time. O'Brien Schofield will most likely take his place at outside linebacker.
Falcons linebacker Brooks Reed is back on the practice field Thursday, three weeks after undergoing groin surgery, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Dan Quinn said he remains unsure if Reed will be available for the Sunday clash against Dallas. But he's impressed with the work ethic that allowed him to return to quickly. "I'd rather go through today and tomorrow and take a better look," Quinn said. "The main thing is that he's way ahead of schedule in terms of the effort to come back. He put tons into it to get ready. For him, being back out, we'll get him in a limited fashion today, will be huge. It's a good statement about how hard he worked to get back."