The Bear Goggles On Countdown to Kickoff series is now underway. With 42 days to go until the Bears season kicks off we will highlight cornerback Rashaad Reynolds.
Reynolds wears number 43, but so does Freddie Stevenson. Since covered Stevenson yesterday, we will use today to highlight Rashaad Reynolds.
Reynolds bounced around a bit last season. He started his 2016 season on the Detroit Lions. However, at the end of training camp he was let go by the team. Reynolds spent most of his 2016 season unsigned, but in the late portion of the season he was brought in by the Bears. He spent the last few weeks of the season on the practice squad, signed a futures contract that offseason.
Reynolds is going to be a long ways from the roster. The Bears cornerback group was very thin last season and he still could not find his way onto the active roster. Now, the team adds Marcus Cooper and Prince Amukamara in free agency and hopes to get Kyle Fuller back and healthy. Not only is it tough to envision Reynolds making the team, the question with him is what practice squad value does he add? The team added a group of undrafted free agents who are younger with a brighter future than what Reynolds has. It will be a tough climb for him to stick around in any form.
Future With Bears
Reynolds likely does not have a future with the Bears. There is no harm bringing him around as a camp body, especially with his new knowledge of the playbook by spending time in the organization. However, in a perfect world the Bears let him go in a similar fashion to Detroit in late August of last year.