Lions To Sign Garrett Reynolds

4:18pm: Offensive lineman J.B. Shugarts has been waived in order to clear a roster spot for Reynolds, tweets Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

11:26am: The Lions are signing free agent offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds, according to agent Chad Speck of Allegiant Athletic Agency (Twitter link). Reynolds was released by the Falcons back in February, and had drawn some interest from the Titans, Bengals, and Cowboys in the months since then.

Reynolds, who started 10 games for the Falcons in 2013, signed a two-year, $2.7MM extension with the club last offseason. However, the 26-year-old lost his starting job at right guard late in the 2013 season, despite grading as Pro Football Focus’ 31st overall guard (subscription required). For the Lions, Reynolds figure to compete for a roster spot and for playing time on the offensive line.

Terms of the agreement aren’t yet known, but a minimum salary pact – perhaps with some bonus money – seems likely. The Lions currently have a full 90-man roster, so a corresponding roster move will be required when the club makes the signing official.

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