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Reynaud Making Early Impression in Preseason

Posted by Gary Glenn on August 11, 2012 – 11:44 pm

Running back Darius Reynaud is making an early impression in the preseason.

Signed as a free agent in January, Reynaud scampered 21 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter, pulling the Titans within 17-10. Later in the period he fielded a punt at Tennessee’s 15-yard line and raced 85 yards into the end zone, tying the game at 17.

Not a bad start for a player currently listed fifth (last) on Tennessee’s depth chart at running back.

Prior to his arrival in Tennessee, the 5-foot-9-inch, 201-pounder spent time with the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants, playing in 23 regular season games and two postseason games with no starts.

Reynaud, an experienced return specialist who has lined up at running back and wide receiver in his first three seasons, has returned 53 punts for 440 yards (8.3-yard avg.) with a long of 36 and 18 fair catches. He has also returned 33 kickoffs for 677 yards (20.5-yard avg.) with a long of 49.

On Monday, he spoke to reporters about his chances of making the team.

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10 Responses to “Reynaud Making Early Impression in Preseason”

  1. By EBTITAN on Aug 12, 2012 | Reply


  2. By mmvp on Aug 12, 2012 | Reply

    SIgn him now! Much better than Mariani!!!

  3. By Stemmer on Aug 12, 2012 | Reply

    If Darius Reynaud doesn’t make the Titans or catch on with some other NFL team he should head north and be a star in the CFL

  4. By Casmith on Aug 13, 2012 | Reply

    Reynaud, Colin McCarthy, Nate Washington, were Karl Klug highlights of an otherwise blah pre-season game. I hope we keep Reynaud, he seems hungry. Stretching out to get that TD in the pre-season. We need that kind of effort.

  5. By Tgros on Aug 13, 2012 | Reply

    I coached him in high school. I can tell you he wants to make this team more than anything. He will do whatever coach ask him to do.

  6. By addicted2football on Aug 14, 2012 | Reply

    @mmvp – For the love of God just get over it man, you go on and on about Mariani as if he shagged your mother, and it’s getting boring. Reynaud looked good against the Seahawks 2nd and 3rd string, but I’ll bet you any amount of money that when the roster gets cut to 53, Mariani will still be there and Reynaud will be on the practice squad or with another team because the Titans won’t keep 4 RBs even if 1 is a return specialist.

  7. By YOYoYO on Aug 14, 2012 | Reply

    Go Titans

  8. By Fact on Aug 14, 2012 | Reply

    Great Game!! I’d like to see this guy play some more.. was this a one time deal or is he the real thing. How are Harper and Donaldson?? Cause A2football is right there is no way they keep 4 RB’s.

  9. By Draconiancowboy on Aug 15, 2012 | Reply

    Currently his pro title is RB/WR and he contributes heavily on special teams. In my opinion, keeping him as a reserve player (assuming he can effectively compete against first string defenses) would be extremely beneficial to the team. I agree that the Titans will not keep 4 RBs, however, I bet they can find a 53rd slot for an athlete that can effectively compete in multiple aspects which are currently in question (given no-show CJ and Incarcerated Britt).

  10. By addicted2football on Aug 15, 2012 | Reply

    My thoughts on Reynaud are this, he and Ringer are both entering their 4th season in the NFL and are both the same height and weight. 1 of these players will make our final roster and the other won’t. I think it’s pretty obvious that Reynaud is the better special teamer, so maybe we should get him some reps against Tampa’s 1st team defense to see if his rushing performance from last weekend was just a fluke. If he rushes as well against a starting D as he did against the 2nd and 3rd string of Seattle then we keep Reynaud and send Ringer packing. In a perfect world, Jamie Harper would then become the power back we desperately need, he can split carries with CJ and Reynaud can play ST and be our 3rd down back. @mmvp – We’ll be keeping Mariani as well, bank on it.

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