Lions sign offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds

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At a time when rosters are swollen to 90 and 32 teams are about to go to camp, the key for unsigned veterans is getting in somewhere.

Former Falcons offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds has done just that, signing with the Lions today, according to his agent.

The Falcons released Reynolds in February, after he started 10 games for them last year. He was a fifth-round pick out of North Carolina.

He had also visited the Cowboys and the Titans.

21 responses to “Lions sign offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds

  1. Weak signing by a weak team.

    He wouldn’t even be on the Minnesota Vikings 53 man roster.

    We have the best offensive line in the NFL.

    LT – Matt Kalil, Pro Bowler his rookie season, athletically amazing in the passing game and solid in the run game.
    LG – David Yankey – A first round prospect, had comparisons to Evan Mathis – The best guard in the NFL. Has amazing mechanics for a rookie.
    C – John Sullivan – 2 time all pro, one of the best centers in the entire NFL.
    RG – Brandon Fusco – PFF’s most underrated guard in the NFL, had a +15.5 year. A solid run blocker.
    RT – Phil Loadholt – #3 Run Blocking guard in the NFL – one of the most physical OG in the entire NFL.

  2. Seriously the Vikings couldn’t even beat the browns last year with Weeden at quarterback…..that was literally a guaranteed win!

    The lions on the other hand beat them with a hobbled Megatron playing at 40%.

    The Vikings are the Minnesota timberwolves of football… Ironic considering they are from the same state LOL.

  3. Sounds like he didn’t do so well in Atlanta. But if the coaches in Detroit can help him improve his game, then that could be a future savings on Rob Sims who is going to be a UFA next year, or could be moved this year to free up some cap room.

    That’s why Atlanta got rid of him, for a chunk of change of room, and Sims being traded to a team that needs a vet OG would create savings for the Lions, plus potential savings if they otherwise would extend Sims and to a pay raise. This guy will work cheaper so it’s worth a shot if they think they can help him!

  4. Seems to me if you’ve got former starters fighting for the 56th slot on your roster, that’s a good thing—because, he is not a starter on line that yielded the second fewest sacks and was 6th in total yards. At worst, camp body, at best…depth.

  5. He was the weakest lineman on one of the weakest lines in football last year. And that’s coming from a Falcons fan. Stafford better hope Reynolds doesn’t ever see playing time.

  6. Vikings fans who came here to talk trash should note that their OL was ranked 21st in the league last year. The Lions were ranked 2nd. Those are per the NFL’s website.

    Your offensive line allowed 44 sacks which is almost twice as many as the Lions (23). Those numbers are even worse when you factor in that the Lions rarely ran the ball and were a predictable pass happy offense.

    If I were a Viking’s fan, I wouldn’t be talking trash about your (non)amazing OL. That’s almost as silly as a Lions fan trying to brag that Detroit’s secondary is the greatest.

  7. We have the best offensive line in the NFL.

    LT – Matt Kalil, Pro Bowler his rookie season, athletically amazing in the passing game and solid in the run game.
    LG – David Yankey – A first round prospect, had comparisons to Evan Mathis – The best guard in the NFL. Has amazing mechanics for a rookie.
    C – John Sullivan – 2 time all pro, one of the best centers in the entire NFL.
    RG – Brandon Fusco – PFF’s most underrated guard in the NFL, had a +15.5 year. A solid run blocker.
    RT – Phil Loadholt – #3 Run Blocking guard in the NFL – one of the most physical OG in the entire NFL.

    ————————————————–

    And they will be abused twice this year, once in Detroit and once when Detroit comes to minnie.

  8. As a Falcons fan, I can say we had one of the worst lines last year, if not the worst.

    The guard position, in particular was a dumpster fire.

    This guy couldn’t start on THAT line.

    He’s not even depth. I think he’s a future insurance agent.

  9. Reynolds was an RT when drafted by the Falcons, but they quickly determined he didn’t have the foot speed to stay there and moved him inside to guard. Problem was, guards need a little foot speed themselves unless they are road-grader types, and Reynolds is anything but -at 6’7″ he often had problems breaking down and getting leverage on big defensive linemen. There are some effective tall guards in the NFL, Alex Boone of the 49ers being one example; but they tend to be somewhat rare. I wish the best for Garrett but with his physical limitations he will need to be in a very specific situation to succeed.

  10. Getting pumped up for the season! 11-5 division champs. With 2 easy blowouts of the lil bears like every other year. Can’t wait!

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