The Atlanta Falcons signed former Louisville Cardinals offensive lineman Trevor Reid according to an official release.
Reid is 6’5 and 307 pounds and is originally from Griffin, Ga. He played at Georgia Military College before attending Louisville.
The Falcons lost two offensive linemen to season-ending injuries already this season. Ethan Greenidge was signed as a free agent to compete as the third offensive tackle. The Falcons placed interior lineman Matt Hennessy on injured reserve earlier this week.
The Philadelphia Eagles signed Reid as an undrafted free agent in May, but cut him at the beginning of the month according to Pro Football Reference.
NFL Draft Buzz had positive things to say about Reid heading into the draft including strengths of athleticism. “Reid is a work in progress with high-end physical traits,” wrote NFL Draft Buzz of Reid. “He’s extremely light on his feet for a 300-pounder, a natural knee-bender who plays with balance and leverage.”
He was a member of Bruce Feldman’s Freak’s list prior to last year according to NFL Draft Buzz.
“Reid has gone from 285 pounds to 314, and he routinely does box jumps of 48 to 52 inches. Even at almost 315, he’s still clocking in the mid-19s (mph) on the GPS and vertical-jumped 34.5 inches and broad-jumped over 9-5,” wrote Feldman.
Under weaknesses, they had this to say: “Reid seems too focused on winning with his hands, too often stopping his feet. Reid also plays with poor balance in the run game, lunging into contact rather than sinking his hips and delivering a block.”
The Atlanta Falcons face the Cincinnati Bengals Friday night at 7:30 p.m. EST at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Reid likely won’t see action against the Bengals, but the starters are expected to play.
Players like Reid fighting for a roster or practice squad spot will get more of an opportunity next week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.