On Thursday morning, the Detroit Lions signed running back Craig Reynolds to their roster. A little over 24 hours later, he scored a touchdown in the team’s preseason opener.
Although it might sound too good to be true, Reynolds actually had to introduce himself to some of his teammates during Friday night’s game.
“I introduced myself in the huddle at one point,” Reynolds said, via ESPN. “They were like, ‘Yo, what’s your name?’ A couple coaches introduced themselves to me on the sideline during the game. It’s definitely crazy, but they’ve just made it real easy. I’ve been comfortable being here.”
Reynolds certainly made a great first impression on his teammates, as his 24-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter was arguably the play of the game. He showed tremendous vision and speed on that particular play.
Here’s the video of Reynolds’ touchdown from Friday night:
Craig Reynolds joined the @Lions yesterday…
Today, he's DIVING FOR PYLONS! @13_CJR
— NFL (@NFL) August 14, 2021
Lions quarterback Jared Goff admit that he’s not familiar with Reynolds yet. He did, however, say that he was impressed by Reynolds’ performance last night.
“I don’t know if I’ve met [Reynolds] yet; I think he got here last night,” Goff said. “I know that sounds horrible, but he got here last night and I think we saw him today; I probably met him before the game. He did a great job. It was fun to watch.”
Reynolds will be back in action next Saturday, as the Lions will take on the Steelers in their second preseason game.