One of the big stories from Saturday’s practice was that FS Ed Reynolds, who was competing for a starting job, had to walk off the field with a knee injury. He was no where to be found during Sunday’s session, and afterward, head coach Hue Jackson gave an update on his status:
“He is going to miss some significant time. Obviously, it is a knee issue. We will know more about it as we continue forward. He is going to be out for a little while.”
Although head coach Hue Jackson didn’t say it during his presser, multiple reporters -- including Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal -- said that it is not a torn ACL for Reynolds:
#Browns say safety Ed Reynolds doesn't have torn ACL, though he will miss significant time— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) July 30, 2017
Still, the fact that Jackson said Reynolds will miss “significant time” seems pretty telling, and figures to drastically reduce the odds of Gregg Williams making him the team’s starting free safety this year. That means the competition is on between Derrick Kindred, Kai Nacua, Calvin Pryor — and if they go that route, Jason McCourty — for a starting job.