The New Orleans Saints might be able to add a new name to their struggling wide receiver corps. During last Sunday’s 27-25 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, the numerous drops and receivers falling down on their routes was unfortunately a common theme. New Orleans needs a boost and could get it from Josh Reynolds, who asked to be released from the Tennessee Titans.
With Michael Thomas out for the season and having to navigate the rest of the year without starting quarterback Jameis Winston, the Saints shouldn’t pass up the option of acquiring Reynolds. New Orleans made no moves to trade for a wide receiver before last week’s deadline.
Reynolds was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in 2017 and joined Tennessee during the 2021 offseason. In the five games that he’s played in for the team, he has 10 catches for 90 yards. His release became official on Tuesday afternoon, ironically right before the news that Odell Beckham Jr. went unclaimed on waivers was announced.
The 26-year-old still has to clear waivers, but is someone that the Saints need to keep their eye on.
Josh Reynolds could be a WR for the New Orleans Saints
Reynolds joined the Titans as the potential No. 2 wide receiver option, but that was before Julio Jones came along. Between working through injuries and falling down the depth chart, Reynolds wanted to move on from the top team in the AFC.
With the Rams, he had 113 catches for 1,450 yards and nine touchdowns in 64 games. He could be a solid target for whoever is taking snaps under center for New Orleans, whether it be Trevor Siemian or Taysom Hill. If the Saints had their pick of current available wide receivers, they’d of course choose Beckham Jr., but he’ll get to make his choice now that he’s a free agent for the first time in his career.
Reynolds isn’t a bad option, though. He’s only owed $500,000 for the remainder of the year and that’s a price that New Orleans can pay. The Saints have a little over $700,000 available, but are at No. 23 on the waiver wire entering Week 10. If he clears waivers, there’s a possibility that he’ll be suiting up for New Orleans.
Sean Payton and the front office should still be following Reynolds’ situation closely. Per Josina Anderson of CBS Sports, Beckham Jr. is going to take some time to evaluate his options before he makes his final decision. The wide receiver market is active, and unless the Saints want to continue to lose games, something’s going to need to change.
Could Reynolds be en route to New Orleans?