Reynolds (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve Monday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Reynolds was mainly a special teams contributor in 2016, but in training camp he did rotate in at weak-side and middle linebacker. With just one tackle in the first three preseason contests, though, he likely would have been back to special teams duties. Unless the rest of the Falcons stay of injured reserve, don't expect Reynolds to be one of two activations this season.
Reynolds will miss the Falcons' preseason finale Thursday with a chest injury, D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC.com reports. Reynolds appeared to be dealing with a shoulder injury following the Falcons' third preseason contest, but it seems that his chest is what's actually bothering him at the moment. The team likely is playing it safe by holding him out of the final preseason game, but there's a chance this could linger into the regular season. Reynolds is expected to serve as a primary backup inside linebacker for Atlanta in his sixth season.
Reynolds re-signed with the Falcons on Thursday, Ken Rodriguez of Fox 5 Atlanta reports. Reynolds joined the Falcons last offseason to add depth at linebacker, but he ultimately settled in as a key piece on special teams. Expect him to operate in a similar capacity this upcoming season.
Reynolds is slated to start at middle linebacker Sunday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of AJC reports. Reynolds will receive the start due to Deion Jones' projected absence.
Reynolds will enter the starting lineup Sunday against the Lions, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. Shea McClellin is set to miss his first game of the season due to a knee injury, paving the way for Reynolds to pick up his first extended snaps of the season. While his placement at middle linebacker should lend itself to plenty of tackle opportunities, Reynolds will need to make good on that production over multiple games before those in IDP leagues look to him for help.
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