Abington's Craig Reynolds making most of opportunity with Detroit Lions

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If you're looking to add a second favorite football team, you might want to pick the Detroit Lions.

Sure, you might not get a Super Bowl this year, as the Lions are currently 2-11-1, but they have some local guys you might remember well.

Everyone knows D'Andre Swift is on the team. The St. Joe's Prep graduate who starred at Georgia was having a great year until a shoulder injury forced him to the sidelines on Thanksgiving. But since he was out, another local guy has stepped up.

Craig Reynolds, of Willow Grove, is a 2014 graduate of Abington High School. He then went on to star at Kutztown. And this week, after promoting him from the practice squad due to numerous players out due to injuries, the Lions officially signed Reynolds to the 53-man roster for the rest of the year.

Denver Broncos linebacker Jonas Griffith (50) tackles Detroit Lions' Craig Reynolds during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Denver.
Denver Broncos linebacker Jonas Griffith (50) tackles Detroit Lions' Craig Reynolds during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Denver.

He's certainly earned that right.

In filling in for Swift, Reynolds rushed for 113 yard, including 92 yards after contact, to help Detroit run over the Arizona Cardinals.

He's with his third team in three years, having played two games for Washington in 2019 and three games last year in Jacksonville. Reynolds joined the Lions this summer and scored a touchdown during a preseason game. Because Detroit had depth at running back, he was cut, but joined the practice squad.

Reynolds had one carry coming into this season. Now in two games, he's put up 195 yards and last week became the third Lions running back in 15 years to reach 100 yards on the ground.

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Swift and his backup Jamal Williams are both practicing this week, but it's hard to imagine Reynolds not getting some carries after his two solid performances.

Not bad for a kid who had one Division 2 offer coming out of Abington.

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This article originally appeared on Bucks County Courier Times: Abington's Craig Reynolds making most of opportunity with the Lions

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