Linebacker Brooks Reed, acquired by the Falcons as a free agent this offseason, is dealing with a groin injury he suffered during voluntary workouts and may miss the start of organized team activities, per ESPN's Vaughn McClure.
The injury has been described as minor, but groin injuries are generally difficult to recover from, and the team would be wise to not rush him back. That said, this is valuable time for Reed with a new scheme to learn, and missing any part of OTAs is less than ideal. McClure said he expects O'Brien Schofield to take snaps with the first team in Reed's place if Reed is unable to participate this week.
Should Reed be unable to participate, he will likely join teammates Joe Hawley, Jake Matthews, Sam Baker, William Moore, Antone Smith, Peter Konz, and rookie Jalen Collins on the sidelines this week as they all continue to rehab injuries. All of those players were unable to participate in drills in the voluntary workouts and rookie minicamp practices I've seen so far. I'll be on site for OTAs on Tuesday and will have a full report that afternoon.
Your thoughts on Reed's injury?