Josh Reynolds

Detroit Lions
Wide Receiver #83
Detroit Lions
Wide Receiver #83

Josh Reynolds News

Returns to sizable role

Reynolds caught three of four targets for 19 yards during Sunday's 41-14 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: After seeing just six offensive snaps in last week's return from a back injury, Reynolds logged 79 percent of them a week later while looking like the clear No. 3 receiver behind Amon-Ra St. Brown and DJ Chark. However, Jameson Williams looms in the background and only figures to improve upon the handful of snaps he saw while making his professional debut Sunday. With Reynolds the most likely to lose snaps to the rookie as the year unfolds, it seems unlikely that Reynolds can return to his early-season production.

Dec 5, 2022 2:48 PM EST


Small role in return

Reynolds was not targeted with a pass during Thursday's loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Reynolds logged just six offensive snaps in his return from a back injury that prevented him from suiting up over the past three weeks. Instead, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Kalif Raymond and a now-healthy DJ Chark commanded the vast majority of snaps at wide receiver. With Reynolds only set to face more competition for playing time once Jameson Williams (knee) is available, Reynolds will be challenged to produce any more meaningful stat lines down the stretch of the campaign.

Nov 25, 2022 9:39 AM EST



Returning to action in Week 12

Reynolds (back) is listed as active Thursday against the Bills.

Analysis: After stringing together back-to-back capped sessions to close Week 12 prep, Reynolds is putting an end to a three-game absence due to a back injury. Considering his health may be compromised somewhat, he and DJ Chark (ankle) may merely spell Amon-Ra St. Brown and Kalif Reymond, both of whom have received at least 80 percent shares of the snaps in four consecutive games. In seven appearances this season, Reynolds has averaged 13.7 YPC on his 26 receptions, so a big play is possible working with his long-time teammate Jared Goff.

Nov 24, 2022 8:03 AM EST


Expected to play Thursday

Reynolds (back) is expected to play Thursday against the Bills, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Reynolds was listed as a limited participant on two of the Lions' practice reports this week, but he should be able to play through his back injury during the Lions' Thanksgiving Day matchup. Reynolds, Kalif Raymond and DJ Chark should serve as Detroit's secondary receivers behind Amon-Ra St. Brown.

Nov 24, 2022 6:52 AM EST


Questionable for Thursday

Reynolds (back) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game versus the Bills.

Analysis: With a pair of limited listings on Lions injury reports during Week 12 prep, Reynolds may have done enough to suit up for the first time since Week 8, as he's missed three consecutive contests due to a back issue. If he's active Thursday, he likely will join DJ Chark (ankle) as the team's secondary options at wide receiver behind Amon-Ra St. Brown and Kalif Raymond.

Nov 23, 2022 12:44 PM EST



Listed as limited Tuesday

Reynolds (back) was limited at Tuesday's walkthrough practice.

Analysis: After being listed as a non-participant on Monday's practice estimate, Reynolds got in some work one day later. He followed a similar regimen last week before sitting out Friday, and the Lions eventually downgraded him to out ahead of this past Sunday's win at the Giants. If Reynolds is able to string together back-to-back capped sessions this week, he could be a candidate to return to action Thursday versus the Bills. Ultimately, Wednesday's injury report could give a clearer picture of his upcoming availability (or lack thereof).

Nov 22, 2022 2:23 PM EST


Logs DNP on Monday

Reynolds (back) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's estimated injury report, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: The 27-year-old wideout practice Thursday and Friday ahead of Week 11 before ultimately being ruled out for a third straight game due to a back injury. He'll have two more opportunities to practice before the team needs to make a decision on his status for Thursday's matchup against Buffalo, but it appears Reynolds is trending towards a fourth straight absence.

Nov 21, 2022 1:06 PM EST


Downgraded ahead of Sunday

Reynolds (back) was downgraded to out and will not play Sunday against the Giants.

Analysis: Reynolds practiced both Thursday and Friday, but it wasn't enough for the 27-year-old to make a return from his two-game absence. Expect Kalif Raymond and Tom Kennedy to once again fill in for the injured wide receiver.

Nov 19, 2022 11:47 AM EST


Questionable to return this week

Reynolds (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: Reynolds returned to practice Thursday as a limited participant before sitting out again Friday to close out the week. He thus appear no better than 50/50 ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoff, and there's also the possibility of added target competition with DJ Chark (ankle) recently designated to return from injured reserve.

Nov 18, 2022 12:36 PM EST


Practices in limited fashion

Reynolds (back) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Reynolds returned to the practice field for the first time since Nov. 2, after missing both of the Lions' previous two games on account of the back injury. He'll likely need to upgrade to full participation at Friday's practice to avoid carrying an injury designation for the Lions' Week 11 game against the Giants, but Reynolds' return to the field Thursday in any capacity looks to be a positive sign for his availability. If available this weekend, Reynolds should take on a starting role alongside top target Amon-Ra St. Brown, but Reynolds could be pushed further down the pecking order at receiver if DJ Chark (ankle) and Jameson Williams (knee) are able to return from injured reserve and the non-football injury list, respectively, in the weeks to come.

Nov 17, 2022 12:51 PM EST


Stays sidelined at practice

Reynolds (back) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Reynolds hasn't practiced since Nov. 2, missing the Lions' past two games as a result of a back issue. He may have to mix into drills Thursday and/or Friday this week to put himself on a path to play Sunday at the Giants. Ultimately, Detroit again could decide Reynolds' fate for Week 11 action upon the release of Friday's injury report, like it did last week.

Nov 16, 2022 1:01 PM EST


Out again

Reynolds (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: With Reynolds out last week, Tom Kennedy played 66 percent of snaps on offense and caught one of four targets for 16 yards in a 15-9 loss to the Packers, while Amon-Ra St. Brown (97 percent snap share) and Kalif Raymond (95 percent) rarely left the field. Raymond did have four straight games with at least three catches for 38 yards before that, but he hasn't scored a TD this year of seen more than seven targets in a single game. Reynolds didn't practice at all this week, putting him in danger of a third absence Week 11 against the Giants.

Nov 11, 2022 12:52 PM EST


Misses practice again Friday

Reynolds (back) will not practice Friday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: Coach Dan Campbell said Reynolds will be re-evaluated Saturday, but considering that the wideout has missed three straight practices, he seems to be trending in the wrong direction for Sunday's divisional matchup in Chicago. If Reynolds isn't available, Kalif Raymond and Tom Kennedy will stand to see increased opportunities behind Amon-Ra St. Brown.

Nov 11, 2022 8:20 AM EST


Another DNP on Thursday

Reynolds (back) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Reynolds remained away from the field Thursday, which has been his norm for exactly one week due to a back injury. With just one more opportunity to mix into drills this week, he may be trending toward a second absence in a row Sunday in Chicago. Friday's injury report could confirm as much, and if Reynolds is out this weekend, the Lions' top three wide receivers would be Amon-Ra St. Brown, Kalif Raymond and Tom Kennedy.

Nov 10, 2022 2:19 PM EST


Not at practice

Reynolds (back) isn't practicing Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: With Reynolds out for Sunday's win over Green Bay, the Lions turned to Kalif Raymond and Tom Kennedy for most of the WR reps behind top target Amon-Ra St. Brown. None of the three did much, in part because Jared Goff tied a season low of 26 pass attempts. Reynolds looks shaky for the game in Chicago this Sunday as he starts the week off with a missed practice.

Nov 9, 2022 10:34 AM EST


Inactive Sunday

Reynolds (back) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Analysis: Reynolds has dealt with ankle and knee injuries so far this season, but neither of them impacted his snap count on game day, as he ranged between 72 and 91 percent of the offensive plays in the Lions' first seven contests. Now with a back issue in tow, he managed just one limited session during Week 9 prep and won't be available to the offense Sunday. Detroit instead will turn to Amon-Ra St. Brown, Kalif Raymond, Tom Kennedy, Stanley Berryhill and Brandon Zylstra at wide receiver.

Nov 6, 2022 8:34 AM EST


Doubtful due to back injury

Reynolds (back) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Green Bay, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: He's played through injuries -- first his ankle, then his knee -- since late September without missing a game, but it appears this new issue with his back will keep Reynolds sidelined for the first time. Jared Goff is left with an inexperienced group of pass catchers, likely relying on Kalif Raymond and Tom Kennedy to flank standout slot receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown.

Nov 4, 2022 12:50 PM EST


Misses practice Thursday

Reynolds (back) was held out of practice Thursday.

Analysis: One day removed from logging a limited session, Reynolds didn't mix into drills at all Thursday, placing a cloud over his status ahead of Sunday's game versus the Packers. Ultimately, his listing on Friday's practice report may provide some clarity regarding his availability, but if he's limited or out this weekend, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Kalif Raymond and Tom Kennedy would be the primary wide receivers for quarterback Jared Goff.

Nov 3, 2022 1:04 PM EST


Not practicing Thursday

Reynolds (back) wasn't spotted at practice Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: Reynolds was listed as limited Wednesday, so a downgrade in participation Thursday makes his status for Sunday's game against the Packers worth monitoring. Friday's injury report should help clarify Reynolds' chances of suiting up this weekend, but if he ends up out, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Kalif Raymond would be in line to lead the Lions' Week 9 wideout corps.

Nov 3, 2022 10:42 AM EST


Limited by back injury

Reynolds (back) was a limited practice participant Wednesday.

Analysis: Previously, Reynolds tended to ankle and knee issues this season, but neither health concern kept him from being able to play, as exemplified by him logging between 72 and 91 percent of the offensive snaps in the Lions' seven games to date. Now with a back injury in tow, he still was able to mix into drills to kick off Week 9 prep, but his status nonetheless should be monitored ahead of Sunday's contest against the Packers.

Nov 2, 2022 1:17 PM EST


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