It wasn’t so long ago that the Kansas City Chiefs were chasing Josh Reynolds in the hopes of making him a potential replacement as the team’s second wide receiver opposite Tyreek Hill. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, Reynolds decided to sign with the Tennessee Titans. Several months later, the Chiefs might get another chance if the dominoes fall their way this week.
Josh Reynolds has reportedly asked for his release from the Titans roster, and it seems safe to assume it’s because he’s been crowded out of the picture at the position. The Titans have A.J. Brown and Julio Jones taking up the majority of targets in a run-heavy offense, as they deserve to be, which left little for Reynolds and certainly less than expected.
Per Mike Garafolo, Reynolds will only cost $500K for the team who claims Reynolds but the wideout will go through the waiver process first.
The Kansas City Chiefs should absolutely put in a waiver claim on Josh Reynolds, who was granted his release from the Titans.
It’s impossible to say whether or not the Chiefs even have a chance at claiming and winning the rights to employ Reynolds, but it’s interesting to see him come back around after a half-season. The Chiefs went publicly after JuJu Smith-Schuster of the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason, but they also reportedly showed interest in T.Y. Hilton and Reynolds as well. The Chiefs would up going 0-for-3 at the position on the open market and waited until the season when Josh Gordon was reinstated to make any significant moves to the roster at wide receiver.
As for the Chiefs, they clearly haven’t gotten Gordon involved in the offense even after several weeks with the team, which has left fans wondering what exactly the plan is going forward at the position. Demarcus Robinson is playing fewer snaps than ever after Week 9, but Gordon still has yet to record his first catch in red and gold. Meanwhile, Mecole Hardman is gaining more targets than ever before, but his plays are going for fewer yards as well. Byron Pringle is also clearly not going to emerge as a go-to if he’s not yet made that leap.
This season, Reynolds only has 10 catches for 90 yards to his credit with the Titans, but he caught 52 catches on 81 targets last year for the Rams for 618 yards and 2 touchdowns.