The mystery of the new No. 59 at Thursday’s Patriots practice was quickly solved. As first reported by ESPN’s Mike Reiss, the team has signed linebacker LaRoy Reynolds to the practice squad.
This begins Reyonlds’ second stint in New England this season. The 31-year-old was originally signed by the team in late March, and took part in spring practices before being released with an injury settlement in late May. He then signed with the Jets’ practice squad in late October and was active for one game. New York released him earlier this week.
Reynolds has been primarily a special teams player throughout his career. In 16 games with the Falcons in 2020, he played 61 percent of their special teams snaps.
With Reynolds signed, the Patriots have four open spots on their practice squad. If they’re looking to fill those spots, they did host two players for workouts on Wednesday.
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