Goodbye forever, Garrett Reynolds, you're a Lion now

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Fact: Garrett Reynolds excludes any and all peanuts from his butter

Garrett Reynolds is now Detroit's problem signed with Detroit today. The former Falcon will "compete for a roster spot" in Detroit, after starting 10 games last season. Puts last season in perspective, eh?


Unfortunately Reynolds was nothing more than a stopgap for the Falcons. He certainly had opportunities to solidify a starting role. But for the most part he was simply mediocre. He's got elite size and you'd have hoped that would yield above-average production. Fact is it didn't. Bottom line, as 5th round picks are apt to do, he played his way off the roster. He was a part of the turnstile that's been the right guard position since Harvey Dahl's departure. Not his fault, but certainly not what the Falcons were looking for.

The Falcons ultimately saved $1.6 million by cutting him, then they went out and signed the premier free agent right guard, Jon Asamoah. They also signed former first rounder Gabe Carimi. I'd say they made their point. No more mediocrity.

For Reynolds, this may be the beginning of the end. The Cowboys worked him out in June, deciding to pass. Training camp begins next week, and the fact that he went unsigned until now doesn't bode well for his future in the league. That said, I wish him the very best.

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