Reynolds was let go by the Lions on Tuesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Reynolds was a feel-good storyline in Detroit given his impressive preseason production despite signing with the team the day before the exhibition opener. While his efforts ultimately weren't enough to convince the team to give him a roster spot, it wouldn't be a surprise if Reynolds were to get a chance on the practice squad.
Reynolds rushed four times for nine yards while catching one pass for 10 yards during Friday's preseason game against the Colts. He also gained 24 yards on one kickoff return. After rushing for 87 yards with two scores in the first two exhibition games, Reynolds had a quiet finish to the preseason as Jermar Jefferson and Godwin Igwebuike carried the load for Detroit at running back. Considering Igwebuike was also more productive than Reynolds at kick returner, Reynolds will be a surprise to make the roster, but he may have shown enough to earn a spot on the practice squad.
The Lions plan to give Reynolds more reps on special teams in Friday's preseason finale as they assess whether to keep him on the final roster, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. After reportedly having to introduce himself to teammates in the huddle during Detroit's preseason opener before rushing for 49 yards and a score, Reynolds again led the Lions in rushing while again finding the end zone in last weekend's preseason tilt against Pittsburgh. It's not clear if the 25-year-old could be threatening Jermar Jefferson for the No. 3 job at running back, but Reynolds may have a leg up on Dedrick Mills and Godwin Igwebuike for a possible No. 4 role, especially if he can contribute on special teams.
Reynolds rushed six times for 49 yards and a touchdown during Friday's 16-15 preseason loss to the Bills. After trying out for Detroit on Thursday, Reynolds didn't take long to begin making a name for himself with his 24-yard touchdown scamper Friday. While the Kutztown product was largely playing against third-stringers by the time he checked into the game -- fellow depth running back Dedrick Mills (five carries, 32 yards) also made some plays -- Reynolds is at least making a strong case for a spot on the practice squad.
The Lions signed Reynolds to a contract Thursday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports. Reynolds appeared in two games with the Jaguars in 2020, in which he took his sole carry for four yards. He also secured his only target for three receiving yards. With D'Andre Swift (groin) and Jermar Jefferson (ankle) both dealing with injuries, Reynolds could handle some reserve reps at camp.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/24||@Los Angeles Rams||14||17.00|
|18||01/09||Green Bay Packers||16||18.00|
|3 Year Avg||0||2||0||0||2||0||0|