LaRoy Reynolds played in 16 games for the Falcons in their magical 2016 season, pulling down three starts, 30 tackles, and plenty of special teams snaps. That was enough to get him another contract, per...well, LaRoy Reynolds.
Reynolds, 26, is probably back on a 1-2 year deal, though we likely won’t see terms until tomorrow or later. With the Falcons likely to let Philip Wheeler and possibly Sean Weatherspoon walk and Paul Worrilow headed to Detroit, Reynolds has the chance to go into this upcoming season as the team’s top reserve in the linebackers corps. He’s carved out a nice career for a former UDFA.
With the Falcons facing a limited cap space situation and with a limited number of picks, it’s genuinely feasible that Reynolds could be in competition for a starting job at linebacker this summer, though he’d be off the field in nickel situations in favor of Deion Jones and De’Vondre Campbell. Even if he doesn’t get that shot, he should see snaps as a reserve, and figures to be a core special teamer for a second straight season, especially with the Falcons watching guys like Patrick DiMarco and Eric Weems leave.
We’ll see what the terms are, but for now, we’ll warmly welcome Reynolds back.