The Atlanta Falcons know they need to rebuild the offensive line this offseason, and they haven’t wasted any time getting to work on the reclamation project.
Just one day after they signed former first-round pick Gabe Carimi to provide depth on the line, ESPN’s Vaughn McClure is reporting that the team has cut ties with interior lineman Garret Reynolds.
Falcons release Garrett Reynolds.
— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) February 18, 2014
The move isn’t a terribly surprising one considering how poorly Reynolds played last year. Despite starting 23 games in the last three years after the Falcons took him in the fifth round back in 2009, he has never been someone you felt comfortable protecting Matt Ryan or paving the way for the Atlanta running backs.
Releasing Reynolds is a good step in the right direction for a Falcons team that needs major upgrades on the offensive line.