Lions make free agency tender offer to RB Craig Reynolds

Craig Reynolds is back in Detroit for another year, and so is the entire running back room from the start of the 2023 season.

The Lions made the required tender offer to Reynolds, a restricted free agent. Reynolds, now 27, will earn the league minimum of $985,000 in 2024. It will be fourth with the Lions and sixth in the NFL, but he didn’t play enough in the first three years of his career to earn an accrued season in the NFL’s eyes. He played in all 17 games in 2023 as the team’s No. 3 running back and on special teams.

Reynolds’ return pairs with the decision to re-sign Zonovan Knight, who was the No. 4 RB before suffering an injury against the Panthers. Longtime practice squad member Jermar Jefferson is also still in the den on a future/reserve contract, too.

That would seem to limit the Lions’ interest in spending any appreciable assets on adding to the running back stable.

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire