The Seahawks are signing former Navy wide receiver/return man Keenan Reynolds, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Reynolds was selected in the sixth-round of the 2016 draft by the Ravens, but has yet to see the field in a regular season game.
The Ravens kept Reynolds on the practice squad for much of the 2016 season but released him prior to the final cuts last year. In November, he hooked on with the Redskins’ taxi squad but was not retained with a futures contract.
Reynolds was a standout quarterback at Navy, but NFL clubs have viewed him as a wide receiver/kick returner in the past. Presumably, that’s how the Seahawks intend on using him if he makes the squad.
Reynolds finished fifth in Heisman voting in 2015 as he ran for 1,373 yards. Reynolds cleared 1,100 yards rushing in three of his collegiate seasons and averaged 4.7 yards per tote across four years. As a senior, he averaged 5.2 yards per carry.
The emergence of Reynolds prompted the Department of Defense to change its rules regarding the eligibility of its graduates in professional sports. However, the academies reverted back to the old rules in 2017.
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