Atlanta Falcons: Garrett Reynolds placed on IR; Manley added to roster




Starting right guard Garrett Reynolds, who did not play from scrimmage in the last two games because of a back injury, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

PhillipKeith Manley was signed from the practice squad to replace him on the roster.

Reynolds, 6-foot-7, 310 pounds, was originally selected by the Falcons in the fifth round (156th overall) of the 2009 NFL draft. In four seasons with the Falcons, Reynolds has played in 28 games with 14 starts including six games this season. He had a base salary of $615,ooo this season and will become a free agent in 2013.

Manley, 6-5, 309 pounds, was signed by the Falcons as an undrafted free agent on April 30. In 2011, Manley helped pave the way for Toledo’s offense to rush for 2,777 yards.

Peter Konz, the Falcons top draft in 2012, started the last two games for Reynolds.

Reynolds re-secured his job that he lost after seven games last season. Joe Hawley finished the 2011 season as the starter.

The Falcons held an open competition along the offensive line after struggling in short-yard situations and seeing quarterback Matt Ryan get hit too often last season. They used their first two draft picks on offensive linemen and hired a new line coach as part of the restructure.

Reynolds or “Big Country” as he is called by teammates and coaches, spent his first year on the practice squad.

Reynolds hit a low last season after he had a difficult game against Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who romped around the Falcons’ backfield for much of the game. The Pro Bowler finished with five tackles (one for a loss), a sack and a quarterback hit. Reynolds was replaced by Hawley after the ensuing bye week.

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November 6th, 2012
7:01 pm

Next man up! RISE UP!!!

Marcus

November 6th, 2012
7:13 pm

So ….. does this mean we are looking for depth for next year?

Marcus

November 6th, 2012
7:13 pm

So ….. does this mean we are looking for depth for next year?

Marcus

November 6th, 2012
7:14 pm

dang double entry … I guess Manley is backing up Konz, so we have 2 guys in their 1st NFL season as the two-deep @ RG.

hmmmm….

devon

November 6th, 2012
7:16 pm

Another of Dimitroff’s questionable draft picks along the O-Line… Joe Hawley, Mike Johnson, Garrett Reynolds, Lamar Holmes, and I can’t remember if Sam “T-Rex Arms” Baker was a pick of Tommy D’s as well but needless to say the track record isn’t great…

That being said… Blalock, McClure and Konz have looked great this year.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 6th, 2012
7:25 pm

Marcus — They like Phillipkeith. We’ll get to see if he can hold up.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 6th, 2012
7:25 pm

Devon — Sam was a TD pick.

singhisking

November 6th, 2012
7:56 pm

DOL…..peter konz is good fit …. ive heard about holmes…. do ya think him starting up or otherwise ?

loel

November 6th, 2012
7:58 pm

can the falcons still get from somebody a top level running back. ???????

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 6th, 2012
8:01 pm

singhisking — Holmes is behind because he missed so much camp. Holmes will get a shot, just not sure when.

loel — There aren’t any top level running backs walking the streets.

lowdownjj

November 6th, 2012
8:28 pm

Hurts the depth. He wasn’t gonna get his starting job back anyhow. Next man RISE UP!

Brian Hunt

November 6th, 2012
9:38 pm

Sorry to hear about Reynolds. He was improving. I wish him a speedy recovery. In the meantime, Konz has looked pretty good. The odd man out in the long run looks to be Mike Johnson.

Next Man Up

November 6th, 2012
9:49 pm

Something that no one talks about that helped to shape where we are now is…I am so glad Bill Parcells chose Miami over Atlanta, aren’t ya’ll?

Loyalfalconfrmthemississippi

November 6th, 2012
11:24 pm

Yes sir konz looks good i hope holmes is just as good or better besides that baker hasnt been bad actually

pcb mike

November 6th, 2012
11:25 pm

At 8-0 I’m happy about everything.

OB/DB

November 7th, 2012
3:46 am

I hope the Falcons don’t play around too much. Happy for Manley but is there someone we can get or trade for to upgrade the line? I’m just saying we are too close to be playing this “next man up” game!!!!

FalconfanFran

November 7th, 2012
5:54 am

I guess the hiring of a new line coach hasn’t helped. Last year we could run block but not pass block and looks like we can’t do either against mediocre teams this year. Go Falcons but it’s strange.

I usually just read but...

November 7th, 2012
8:40 am

Who better to “man up” than a guy named Manley?
DOL, that funny what you said about ” top level running backs walking the streets”
LMAO.
stupid is FOREVER, no school, no class you can take. it’s forever.

Esquire

November 7th, 2012
8:40 am

D. Orlando Ledbetter
November 6th, 2012
8:01 pm

loel — There aren’t any top level running backs walking the streets.

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I know you don’t mean to imply that is where the MIGHTY FALCONS get their players. Maybe you could give some insight to loel on trade deadlines in the NFL.

Just sayin’…………..oh man, I can’t believe I typed that………..lol…..

Esquire

November 7th, 2012
8:50 am

Seems Falcons are taking the approach of let’s get this guy fully recovered before we bring him back in the mix……………ie Sam Baker.

Back injuries linger and re-injure easily.

Esquire

November 7th, 2012
8:56 am

RAY EDWARDS Defensive Lineman 7/29/2011: Signed a five-year, $27.5 million contract. The deal contains $11 million guaranteed, including a $4 million signing bonus. Another $2.5 million is available via a 2015 escalator based on sacks. 2012: $3 million (+ $3 million option bonus), 2013: $5.5 million, 2014-2015: $5 million, 2016: Free Agent

5 tackles 3 asst ZERO sacks

feeling nauseous ……………………..

Esquire

November 7th, 2012
9:07 am

“Big Country” ….this is my Get Well Soon card to you.

GET WELL SOON!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 7th, 2012
9:24 am

Esquire — Big Play Rayz II!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 7th, 2012
9:26 am

Esquire — My man, the trade deadline has passed. The only place you’re going to find a running back is ON THE STREETS.

KC

November 7th, 2012
10:47 am

I don’t understand why they don’t give Snelling a few more runs up the middle to losen up the defense a bit. Has Ovie signed with anybody? Maybe they could bring him in OFF THE STREETS… Something needs to change. Eventually we will need the run game!

Fact

November 7th, 2012
11:21 am

Ray Edwards will not be back with the Falcons next season. The next time you see Ray “Take the picture” Edwards will be on Bravo channel. He is a complete bust in this scheme.

Mikey

November 7th, 2012
11:26 am

Our O-Line has improved much but still has a ways to go to be able to push the big boys around (like they will have to do in the playoffs). That is certainly possible though if they continue to improve weekly as they have to-date. The run blocking just isn’t there on too many plays. I have to give them credit though, they are keeping Matt Ryan upright most of the time and they are wearing out the big lines like that of Dallas. Dallas has one of the toughest front 7 in the NFL (except for the Bears and the Texans) and they did a fair job of holding on through the entire game. They were just not dominating enough to plow through at will. I don’t think they are at the point yet where Koeter would trust them getting a third and one run across the line but I think we will see that by week 16. GO FALCONS! YOU ARE RISING UP!

Fact

November 7th, 2012
11:31 am

I knew Reynolds was headed to IR if Konz had 1 more good game. Anybody noticing a minor trend in how Coach handles roster moves and how it relates to IR placements? Guy gets unanimous injury, guy temporarily loses starting job while injured, guy gets put on IR and loses starting job permanently. Reynolds actually played in the game before this last one on special teams then ends up on IR after Konz has 2 solid game and the run game excels? I’m just throwing it out there. Be gentle Lol.

Terrell

November 7th, 2012
11:45 am

devon

All the ones you mentioned were by Tommy D. However, if the Falcons had left Reynlds at LT I think he would’ve been better than Clabo is now. When Reynold came out of college he wa drated as a T not a G. He crosed trained in hopes to replacing Dahl.

warfalcon

November 7th, 2012
12:22 pm

One game at a time,smells like bourbon street.LETS GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

North FLA Falcon

November 7th, 2012
12:57 pm

I think the real problem on the right side is Clabo. I love the guy, he brings a lot of energy but he is flat out getting beat.

I usually just read but...

November 7th, 2012
3:36 pm

“Nail on the Head” award goes to Fact @ 11:31.

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