Josh Reynolds excited about being a top target for the Lions

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Wide receiver Josh Reynolds was claimed on waivers by the Lions and there are some players who would see that as a negative development given Detroit’s 0-8 record this season.

Reynolds isn’t frowning about the turn of events, though. He asked the Titans to let him go because he wasn’t seeing much playing time and he said on Thursday that he was excited to hear that the Lions claimed him because it gives him a chance to be a lead receiver for the first time in his career.

“Oh man, it’s what I came for,” Reynolds said, via Justin Rogers of the Detroit News. “I’ve been preparing my whole career for it, preparing like I was a starter regardless of whether I wasn’t or not, and hoping it’s time to have it pay off. That’s what I’m excited for.”

Reynolds signed a one-year deal with the Titans this offseason. If Reynolds shows he’s capable of handling an expanded role in Detroit, this offseason could bring even better opportunities for the future.

6 responses to “Josh Reynolds excited about being a top target for the Lions

  1. “If Reynolds shows he’s capable of handling an expanded role in Detroit, this offseason could bring even better opportunities for the future”
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    Considering his struggles with the rams when given an expanded role I doubt he gets even better opportunities even if he produces.

  2. Went from Titans to Lions and he’s excited. He’ll fit right in to that winning mentality

  3. If this guy thinks getting claimed by the Detroit Lions is his BIG BREAK, he’s living on Planet Delusional. Good luck to you, pal.

  4. Wait, what he came for is that he was claimed off waivers and he had a certain level of obligation to do so. Sure, what he’ll be hopeful for is to accomplish just that, be a top target. I think he was hopeful to be in the seat Odell just got, and if not for this waiver claim he would have been. Or, worse yet, stuck behind him.

  5. Sunday Swami says:
    Considering his struggles with the rams when given an expanded role I doubt he gets even better opportunities even if he produces.
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    The Rams put in a waiver claim for Josh Reynolds and wanted him back, so whatever struggles you’re talking about weren’t an issue. When Detroit landed Reynolds on waiver, the Rams kept looking at WR options. Obviously Les Snead signed OBJ. I’m hoping Reynolds plays well enough that Lions fans don’t go 0-17.

  6. RoaminGabriel says: November 12, 2021 at 12:11 pm Sunday Swami says: Considering his struggles with the rams when given an expanded role I doubt he gets even better opportunities even if he produces. —————- The Rams put in a waiver claim for Josh Reynolds and wanted him back, so whatever struggles you’re talking about weren’t an issue. When Detroit landed Reynolds on waiver, the Rams kept looking at WR options. Obviously Les Snead signed OBJ. I’m hoping Reynolds plays well enough that Lions fans don’t go 0-17. ———— The Rams wanting him back as a 4th I repeat 4th wr (at best) because he knows the system and can hit the ground running absolutely does NOT negate the fact he struggled in an expanded role previously to produce. Wanting someone as depth is a huge difference than wanting someone to play a large role or assuming that they could which is what i said he wont be getting, an expanded opportunity. To further that point, you see what Reynolds got on the market and the Rams instead chose to use what little draft capital they had bringing in multiple wr rather than his measly contract, that by itself shows they didnt entrust him with a larger role even taken away that he HAD struggled when given a larger role, theres no debate the numbers as well as if you watched at the time made it plain and clear.

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