On Thursday, it was reported that the Atlanta Falcons were expected to re-sign former safety J.J. Wilcox who miss all of 2019 with a torn ACL. The team was sitting comfortably at the 80-players limit and naturally a moved was expected soon to make room for Wilcox.
Well, the move has reportedly taken place as the Falcons are waiving running back Craig Reynolds, per Adam Caplan.
As they're moving to 80 players #Falcons are waiving RB Craig Reynolds, who spent time on Washington's active roster last season. Played at @AbingtonSenior and @KUBearsFootball.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) August 7, 2020
The team subsequently announced Reynolds was indeed cut.
Reynolds’ time in Atlanta was very brief, as he was signed to the Falcons practice squad on November 12, 2019 and was then signed to a reserve/future contract on December 30, 2019. The move itself does bode well for undrafted rookie Mikey Daniel who was signed by the team shortly after the 2020 NFL Draft.
I made the bold prediction in May that Daniel would make the roster, and I still stand by that. Now that we know there will be no preseason games for him to thoroughly compete for a roster spot in, the odds of that happening aren’t very good. However, the Falcons to date haven’t brought in any other competition, so as long as nothing changes, the versatile Daniel is a shoe-in for a spot on the Falcons’ 16-man practice squad.