The Detroit Lions picked Josh Reynolds up on the waiver wire a few weeks ago, and after a bumpy start to his career in the Motor City, the wideout made a big first impression with an early score.
Reynolds made 16 yards on his first catch, then the Lions picked a deep pass a few games later, which Reynolds snapped for his first score in a Detroit jersey.
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Here’s a look at the piece that got things going on Thanksgiving Day for Detroit’s early lead role:
The Lions have had a big passing game for weeks to get things open so it has been great for them to start the game so quickly. Detroit needed something positive at Wideout, given all the injuries that have plagued the team so far, and the Reynolds’ game was a huge shot of confidence for the team and their needy offensive.
If the Lions can keep bringing Reynolds into the mix it would be a big boost to their offensive. The team needed some sort of stable, deep threat for most of the season and have tried in vain to find one. Reynolds got on the waiver line for Detroit at the perfect time after his release from the Tennessee Titans. Reynolds didn’t play a big role in Tennessee, but in Detroit it could be just the opposite. The Lions could actually rely on Reynolds to be a key cog at this point and the only deep threat to their team.
With speed and strength, as well as size, Lions stand a chance of receiving larger production from Reynolds in the future.
At just 26, Reynolds is one of the better young passport catchers out there right now. After starting his career at Texas A&M in college and scoring 2,788 yards and 30 touchdowns throughout his career, he was inducted into the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Los Angeles Draft. Reynolds hasn’t made much of an impact in his NFL career, but has scored 1,540 yards and 9 points in his career. Most of that production came with the Rams, and after signing in Tennessee, Reynolds didn’t see much playtime or make a huge impact. With only 90 yards total, it makes sense that he would want another chance to generate more attack elsewhere, which the Titans give him by release.
Here are some highlights from his Rams career:
At 6-3, Reynolds is a big body and the kind of wideout the team could lack to expand the field. That showed with his first touchdown catch, which fans hope is just the beginning for the wide receiver with his new team.
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