Reynolds is still looking for his first game action since he has spent the first eight weeks of the season on injured reserve. In 2016, he played every game, but he was rarely summoned in defensive situations, much like every season in his career. Top middle linebacker Deion Jones (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice, though, so Reynolds could see in increase in snaps that way. Regardless, Reynolds shouldn't be considered dependable for fantasy owners.
Reynolds landed on injured reserve to start the season and recently returned to practice in preparation for Week 7. He could return to action for Sunday's game against Carolina, where he will once again primarily serve a special teams role.
Reynolds was placed on short-term injured reserve to open the season, and the earliest he could return to game action would be in Week 9 against the Panthers. However, if he isn't activated within three weeks of his return to practice, he'd then be subject to remaining on IR through season's end.
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 appeared to be dealing with a shoulder injury of sorts following the Falcons' third preseason contest, but it seems that his chest is what's actually bothering him at the moment. The team is likely 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.
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