2. Re-sign Josh Reynolds
Over seven games as a Lions in 2021, after being picked up off waivers from the Tennessee Titans, Reynolds averaged 16.1 yards per catch (19 for 306 yards) with two touchdowns. It’s surely no coincidence that former Rams’ teammate Jared Goff had his best stretch of the season after Reynolds arrived.
Since he was the Rams’ director of college scouting when they took him in the fourth round of the 2017 draft, Lions general manager Brad Holmes was plenty familiar with Reynolds as he became available. Besides trying trying to do something (anything!) to help Goff by adding someone in the middle of the season, that familiarity made placing a waiver claim extra easy.
Reynolds proved to be a solid piece of the equation for the Lions upon coming aboard in 2021, and he could possibly be an important piece in 2022, beyond any production he supplies.
On a one or two-year deal, at $1 or $2 million per year, keeping Reynolds in the fold as the No. 3 or No. 4 wide receiver should easily be on the Lions’ radar and it should easily be done as he eyes the broader market for his services.