October 7, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Atlanta Falcons guard Garrett Reynolds (75) lines up against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

Atlanta Falcons place RG Garrett Reynolds on IR; activate OL Manley


The Falcons have announced that they placed offensive guard Garrett Reynolds on injured reserve. This officially ends Reynolds’ 2012 season.

Reynolds was an offensive tackle in college before coming to the Falcons. He was miserable at guard last year, but saw massive improvement so far this season. Since the bye week, Reynolds hasn’t played and has been out with a back injury.

The Falcons began using 2012 2nd round draft pick Peter Konz at right guard. He was a center in college, but expected to play at guard in 2012. He obviously looked good enough the last two weeks against the Eagles and Cowboys that the Falcons decided to give him the starting job at guard for the rest of the season. In my humble opinion, I think Konz is completely outplaying what Reynolds was giving at his very best.

The Falcons have also activated Phillipkeith Manley, a college free agent out of Toledo. He is expected to fulfill a backup role.

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