During an offseason with no preseason games, team’s don’t want to miss the opportunity to have a full 80-man roster in training camp. On Monday afternoon, the Atlanta Falcons announced that they have released veteran offensive guard Jamon Brown. The first surprising move in camp obviously meant that a corresponding move would be coming soon — and it has.
The next day, the Falcons brought in running back Craig Reynolds for a visit. Reynolds was waived from the team earlier in the month to make room for the signing of safety J.J. Wilcox. With Brown being released on Monday, the team re-signed Reynolds on Thursday.
Reynolds was originally signed to the Falcons practice squad on November 12, 2019 and was then signed to a reserve/future contract on December 30, 2019. The Falcons are no strangers to bringing back familiar faces, and Reynolds will return to competing in the Falcons backfield. I think ultimately Reynolds will be cut again as the Falcons already have a full stable in the backfield with Todd Gurley, Ito Smith, Brian Hill, Qadree Ollison, Keith Smith and the position-flexible undrafted rookie Mikey Daniel.
NFL teams, including the Falcons, have to cut-down their rosters to 53 players on September 5th. By then, we’ll know who sticks and who doesn’t.