Craig Reynolds

Detroit Lions
Running Back #13
Detroit Lions
Running Back #13

Craig Reynolds News

Cut by Detroit

Reynolds was released by the Lions on Tuesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: Reynolds was a feel-good preseason storyline in Detroit given his impressive preseason production despite signing with the team the day before the exhibition opener. While his efforts ultimately weren't enough to convince the team to give him a roster spot, it wouldn't be a surprise if Reynolds were to get a chance on the practice squad.

Aug 31, 2021 8:18 AM EST

Quiet finish to preseason

Reynolds rushed four times for nine yards while catching one pass for 10 yards during Friday's preseason game against the Colts. He also gained 24 yards on one kickoff return.

Analysis: After rushing for 87 yards with two scores in the first two exhibition games, Reynolds had a quiet finish to the preseason as Jermar Jefferson and Godwin Igwebuike carried the load for Detroit at running back. Considering Igwebuike was also more productive than Reynolds at kick returner, Reynolds will be a surprise to make the roster, but he may have shown enough to earn a spot on the practice squad.

Aug 28, 2021 11:40 AM EST

Serious contender for roster spot

The Lions plan to give Reynolds more reps on special teams in Friday's preseason finale as they assess whether to keep him on the final roster, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: After reportedly having to introduce himself to teammates in the huddle during Detroit's preseason opener before rushing for 49 yards and a score, Reynolds again led the Lions in rushing while again finding the end zone in last weekend's preseason tilt against Pittsburgh. It's not clear if the 25-year-old could be threatening Jermar Jefferson for the No. 3 job at running back, but Reynolds may have a leg up on Dedrick Mills and Godwin Igwebuike for a possible No. 4 role, especially if he can contribute on special teams.

Aug 26, 2021 7:53 AM EST

Finds end zone in Lions debut

Reynolds rushed six times for 49 yards and a touchdown during Friday's 16-15 preseason loss to the Bills.

Analysis: After trying out for Detroit on Thursday, Reynolds didn't take long to begin making a name for himself with his 24-yard touchdown scamper Friday. While the Kutztown product was largely playing against third-stringers by the time he checked into the game - and fellow depth running back Dedrick Mills (five carries, 32 yards) also made some plays - Reynolds is at least making a strong case for a spot on the practice squad.

Aug 14, 2021 8:26 AM EST

Joins Detroit's backfield

The Lions signed Reynolds to a contract Thursday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: Reynolds appeared in two games with the Jaguars in 2020, in which he took his sole carry for four yards. He also secured his only target for three receiving yards. With D'Andre Swift (groin) and Jermar Jefferson (ankle) both dealing with injuries, Reynolds could fill in for reserve reps at camp.

Aug 12, 2021 8:13 AM EST

Cut by Jaguars

The Jaguars released Reynolds on Wednesday, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: Reynolds signed a reserve/future contract with the Jags back in January, but he was cut when the new league year began. With James Robinson (ankle) and Carlos Hyde under contract for the 2021 season, Reynolds wouldn't have played on offense anyway. The 24-year-old will seek a depth role on the open market.

Mar 17, 2021 2:26 PM EST

Remaining with Jags into 2021

Reynolds agreed to a reserve/future contract with the Jaguars on Monday, John Shipley of reports.

Analysis: Reynolds ended the campaign with two game appearances, collecting his only offensive work Week 16 against the Bears via a three-yard reception and a four-yard rush. The 24-year-old also suited up three times for Washington during 2019, but his involvement was restricted to special teams.

Jan 4, 2021 5:28 PM EST

Bumped down to practice squad

Reynolds reverted to the Jaguars' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Reynolds registered two touches over three offensive snaps Sunday during a loss to the Bears, collecting four yards on his lone rush attempt while hauling in a Mike Glennon pass for a three-yard gain. A Week 16 appearance marked Reynolds' second of the 2020 campaign, and he could get another opportunity in the season finale against Indianapolis given that James Robinson (ankle) is currently dealing with an injury.

Dec 28, 2020 5:21 PM EST

Bumps to active roster

The Jaguars elevated Reynolds to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Reynolds made his Jaguars debut back in Week 12 against the Browns, but he didn't play a snap on offense. With James Robinson (ankle) expected to sit out, Reynolds could garner some offensive snaps this Sunday against the Bears. However, he's still in a crowded backfield along with Dare Ogunbawale, Devine Ozigbo and Nathan Cottrell.

Dec 26, 2020 1:58 PM EST

Staying in Jacksonville

Reynolds signed to the Jaguars' practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old was cut by the Jaguars over the weekend, but he'll remain with the organization on the practice squad after clearing waivers. Reynolds exclusively played special teams in his lone appearance this season.

Dec 8, 2020 9:21 PM EST

Cut loose by Jacksonville

The Jaguars waived Reynolds on Saturday.

Analysis: Reynolds spent exactly one week with the Jaguars, and he played exclusively on special teams in last week's loss to the Browns. If he clears waivers, he'll likely revert to the team's practice squad.

Dec 5, 2020 3:07 PM EST

Promoted ahead of Week 12

The Jaguars signed Reynolds to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Chris Thompson (back) remains on IR, and Dare Ogunbowale (hand) is considered questionable. Reynolds will add depth in the backfield as a result. Rookie James Robinson is still the clear bell cow, so Reynolds' duties will be reserved for special teams.

Nov 28, 2020 5:57 PM EST

Backs with Jags

Reynolds signed to Jacksonville's practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: The 24-year-old spent a week on the Jaguars' practice squad in September before being released, but he'll now receive another chance with the organization. Reynolds appeared in three games for Washington last year and exclusively played special teams.

Nov 22, 2020 7:32 AM EST

Released from practice squad

Reynolds was released from the Jaguars' practice squad on Monday.

Analysis: Reynolds only spent a week down in Jacksonville as he now finds himself without a team to call home. The journeyman back has also spent time with Washington and Atlanta previously.

Sep 21, 2020 6:56 PM EST

Joins Jags' practice squad

Reynolds signed with Jacksonville's practice squad Monday.

Analysis: The 24-year-old was in camp with the Falcons but was unable to earn a spot on the season-opening roster. Reynolds appeared in three games for Washington last season but didn't play an offensive snap.

Sep 14, 2020 3:30 PM EST

Shown door in Atlanta

The Falcons waived Reynolds on Friday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: Reynolds had an uphill battle to make the roster anyway, and it looks like the Falcons will stick with Todd Gurley, Brian Hill, Ito Smith and Qadree Ollison. The 24-year-old could be a practice-squad candidate.

Sep 4, 2020 5:13 PM EST

Back with Falcons

Reynolds re-signed with the Falcons and took part in Thursday's practice session, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Analysis: As Atlanta attempts to curtail Todd Gurley's workload in training camp to keep him near 15-to-25 touches per game during the regular season, it makes sense that the team would bring in a familiar face in Reynolds. The 24-year-old made special-teams appearances in three different games for Washington last year, but he is yet to play a single offensive snap. Reynolds adds developmental depth to a Falcons backup committee so far consisting of Ito Smith, Brian Hill and Qadree Ollison (undisclosed).

Aug 27, 2020 4:13 PM EST

Moving on from Atlanta

Reynolds was waived by the Falcons on Friday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old suited up three times for Washington during 2019, but he was subsequently waived and ended up landing with the Falcons' practice squad in mid-November. Reynolds now searches to join a backup committee elsewhere, as Ito Smith, Brian Hill and Qadree Ollison compete for the No. 2 running back role behind Todd Gurley.

Aug 7, 2020 5:05 PM EST

Signs with Falcons

Reynolds signed a reserve/future contract with Atlanta on Monday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Reynolds suited up in three games for the Redskins this season before he was signed to the practice squad by the Falcons. He'll add depth to an already deep running back depth chart.

Dec 30, 2019 4:32 PM EST

Could join 53-man roster

Reynolds could be promoted from the Redskins' practice squad for Sunday's game against the 49ers, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Analysis: Third-down running back Chris Thompson's status is in doubt for Sunday's game due to a toe injury, so Reynolds might be added to the 53-man roster for some additional depth. According to Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic, Reynolds even took some reps with the first-team offense while the team worked on the passing game this week.

Oct 18, 2019 9:35 AM EST

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