Let's talk about reserve offensive lineman Dallas Reynolds as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the New York Giants will bring to training camp in less than three weeks.
2014 Season in Review
Reynolds was active for 15 games, but played in only six on offense for a total of 32 snaps. Primarily a center, Reynolds was forced to play 15 snaps at right guard vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars after Geoff Schwartz broke his ankle, and graded at -2.6 in that game, per Pro Football Focus. He had a -2.7 overall PFF score for the season.
2015 Season Outlook
Reynolds, 31, is once again competing to be a reserve interior lineman, something he has been for the Giants since the 2013 season. Reynolds, 6-foot-4, 320 pounds, has been OK when needed to play center in emergencies, but has had difficulty at times when asked to play guard. He could face competition this season from former CFL Offensive Lineman of the Year Brett Jones, now a rookie with the Giants.
Second-year man Weston Richburg is set to be the starting center. If the Giants believe Jones can be a capable backup as a rookie despite his transition to the NFL Reynolds could find himself in danger of losing a roster spot. John Jerry can backup at guard, as can Brandon Mosley (if he does not win the right tackle job). The Giants also have players like Eric Herman, Michael Bamiro, Adam Gettis and rookie Bobby Hart competing for roster spots.