The Rams made a bevy of roster moves in the cut-down to the 53 man final roster. Lost in the whirlwind are OL Garrett Reynolds and Darrell Williams, who were both placed on injured reserve. Per usual with a Jeff Fisher team, details on the injuries are nonexistent.
Losing Williams isn't a huge deal as he was a back of the roster player, but Reynolds is a different story. After Rodger Saffold was lost to a season ending shoulder injury last year, Reynolds was a very pleasant surprise. He played well in lieu of the oft-injured Saffold and was a valuable backup who could play either guard position and kick out to tackle if asked.
Reynolds left the Rams preseason finale against the Vikings just before halftime.
#Rams Guard Garrett Reynolds limps off the field with 18 seconds left before the half. Ouch. #LAvsMIN— Irvin Morales (@irvinmorales97) September 2, 2016
On top of being a valuable backup, he is the elder statesman of the OL and his loss will be felt in this extremely green group.
The NFL removed the "Designated to Return" label from the injured reserve list this offseason, but the Rams still have the ability to bring back Reynolds after six weeks on IR if they choose. However, without that label, there is no way of knowing whether the Rams will decide to bring him back. As of now, all we can do is sit back and hope that the Rams 6th OL doesn't miss the entire season.