5 landing spots for Josh Reynolds with inevitable departure from Detroit Lions

Josh Reynolds will now surely not be back with the Detroit Lions, and these five teams make sense for him.

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3. New England Patriots

The Patriots are, or surely should be, in the market for a wide receiver in free agency. The prices for some options thus far, in free agency (Calvin Ridley) or trade (Keenan Allen) appear to have been too rich for them, so they're going to be picking from who's left. Kendrick Bourne, who they re-signed, is coming off a torn ACL in October with a goal to be ready for the start of training camp.

Money should not really be an object for the Patriots though, with the second-most cap space in the league as of this writing according to Over The Cap and Spotrac. Now wanting to part with draft picks in a trade, for Allen or even Stefon Diggs (should he be available) is on thing, but it's also fair to say their situation is not a great sell to prospective free agents.

As Reynolds continues to survey his options, New England stands to be among them. They should be more than willing to bring him in.

2. Pittsburgh Steelers

Trading Diontae Johnson to the Carolina Panthers has opened a void in Pittsburgh's wide receiver corps, and the subsequent signing of Van Jefferson is not going to fully fill it. Some other options (Tyler Boyd) look nice, but some writers who cover the Steelers are fully on-board with Reynolds as a prominent free agent target in the wake of trading Johnson.

Nick Farabaugh of Steelers Now especially sees Reynolds as an ideal fit for new offensive coordinator Arthur Smith's system.

"If you can find players who can do and be a strong, physical body over the middle of the field they are a fit for this offense. Reynolds has some sauce on his routes and can get open on those over routes and dig routes."

"In fact, that was his main route tree throughout his time in the offense and Jared Goff hit him on those exact two routes more than I can count. He fits this offense like a glove, and his toughness and productivity of play action speak to his skill set in making tough hand catches in those tight windows over the middle of the field. He feels like one of the best options of this group that can give the team a high floor while adding physicality in the run game."

The Steelers aren't in a great salary cap position right now, but they should be targeting Reynolds.