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With the lack of talent evaluation that Mike Smith and his coaching staff displayed over the years, I have no reason not to believe that Reedy caught a raw deal last year.

They wanted to keep guys like Amsterdam, Freddie Martino and Drew Davis when the real star was Reedy.

This camp will be the most competitive at wide receiver. Reedy is still a longshot, but it will be good to see him get a legitimate chance at a roster spot, because if Mike Smith and company really knew how to identify talent they would've kept Reedy last year.

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I like Reedy, especially for PS. Weems is a great STer but our big DB's should make him obscelete. Kyle has carried 6 or 7 WR's before, but I think 5 is what to expect. I think Quinn will need DL only allowing for 5 WR's. Reedy and Wynn on the PS is a good thing. Dont need any injuries to the top 5.

1-Jones

2-White

3-Hardy

4-Hankerson

5-Hester

Wynn and Reedy are the only two that I see with a chance and that is pressuring Hester for #5. Wynn looks better than Reedy to me though.

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The reedy hype died after the first pre season game. The staff really liked Amsterdam and probably would have made the team had he not gotten injured. Maybe reedy gets a real shot this year, who knows. Maybe he can make Weems expendable. Yeah I know, "Weems is important blah blah", he was also cut last year so let's not pretend that he's not replaceable

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With the lack of talent evaluation that Mike Smith and his coaching staff displayed over the years, I have no reason not to believe that Reedy caught a raw deal last year.

They wanted to keep guys like Amsterdam, Freddie Martino and Drew Davis when the real star was Reedy.

This camp will be the most competitive at wide receiver. Reedy is still a longshot, but it will be good to see him get a legitimate chance at a roster spot, because if Mike Smith and company really knew how to identify talent they would've kept Reedy last year.

One thing you are forgetting is that Robiskie promoted Martino to the 53 over Reedy. Guess what? Both Robiskie and Martino is still here plus Hardy, Williams, and Henderson was added. On top of that, a better version of Reedy (Wynn) was just signed as an UDFA. Its going to be very hard for Reedy to make it.
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One thing you are forgetting is that Robiskie promoted Martino to the 53 over Reedy. Guess what? Both Robiskie and Martino is still here plus Hardy, Williams, and Henderson was added. On top of that, a better version of Reedy (Wynn) was just signed as an UDFA. Its going to be very hard for Reedy to make it.

Reedy had less targets and more yards than Amsterdam, reportedly shined all training camp, and had a few good returns on special teams.

Martino had that one long touchdown, set up by reedy stretching the safety away from martino.

Amsterdam had size, a few drops, and tv time on hard knocks.

These guys were not better than Reedy.

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Thing is, the people praising Reedy were not just posters here, but national columnists as well. Think that everybody that came to report on the Falcons TC commented positively on Reedy.

Be hard for him to crack the roster- his best bet is probably make the practice squad and then get called up during the year.

Love the idea, though, of having Jones, Reedy and Coleman on the field at the same time and having 3 players that can take it to the house on any given play.

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Reedy had less targets and more yards than Amsterdam, reportedly shined all training camp, and had a few good returns on special teams.

Martino had that one long touchdown, set up by reedy stretching the safety away from martino.

Amsterdam had size, a few drops, and tv time on hard knocks.

These guys were not better than Reedy.

How did Amsterdam enter the converation, hes not even in the league anymore?

The thing is, the receiving corps is much better and deeper than it was last year. If he couldn't crack the 53 then what makes you think he can now when hes pushed even further down the depth chart?

Not saying its impossible, I just dont see it.

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From what I saw of Reedy last year was that he was good in drills and scrimmage during practices but it never showed up during the preseason games. He had 4 catches for 63 yards on 6 targets. That is in all 4 games. So nothing really to write home about. I like him enough to keep him around and at least stick around for the practice squad but I'm not going to expect great things until I see it

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With the lack of talent evaluation that Mike Smith and his coaching staff displayed over the years, I have no reason not to believe that Reedy caught a raw deal last year.

They wanted to keep guys like Amsterdam, Freddie Martino and Drew Davis when the real star was Reedy.

This camp will be the most competitive at wide receiver. Reedy is still a longshot, but it will be good to see him get a legitimate chance at a roster spot, because if Mike Smith and company really knew how to identify talent they would've kept Reedy last year.

Reedy was supremely hated on in the preseason. Smitty and the Koetter didn't even let him see the field. After seeing the plays he made on hardknocks they could've at least given him a few more opportunities.

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Reedy was supremely hated on in the preseason. Smitty and the Koetter didn't even let him see the field. After seeing the plays he made on hardknocks they could've at least given him a few more opportunities.

Everybody makes plays during 1v1's for TC. That's just not a situation that plays in the CB's favour. They can only give so many opportunities to players, maybe they didn't think he was worth it like everyone on here did.

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Practice squad at best. We are just too stacked at wr for him to crack the final 53

Absolutely.

Like someone else just said.

Jones

White

Hardy

Hankerson

Hester

Weems

No one is cracking that top six. If we even take six on the active roster. We have a very deep WR unit now through Draft and FA.

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From what I saw of Reedy last year was that he was good in drills and scrimmage during practices but it never showed up during the preseason games. He had 4 catches for 63 yards on 6 targets. That is in all 4 games. So nothing really to write home about. I like him enough to keep him around and at least stick around for the practice squad but I'm not going to expect great things until I see it

He also had Yates throwing the ball to him, or more accurately, around him.

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If you are going to be one of the 5 or 6 WRs we carry on the 53, and you're not a starter, you have to be able to play ST. Reedy cannot, because he is too small. Wynn is even smaller by 10lbs & a few inches, so he's not going to make the 53 either.

A guy who is 5'6"-5'9" & only weighs 165-175lbs would get destroyed trying to block & tackle regular sized NFL players who are going full speed on returns.

This is why Reedy never got playing time last year in preseason. There's no chance he was going to unseat Hester for return duties & he'd be broken in a week if they tried him as a gunner.

The other thing to consider with these smaller framed guys is that they've also got smaller hands. Once they're going up against pros who are stronger & faster than what they faced in college this becomes a real issue. Dudes in the NFL know how to create turnovers, and use their strength to pry the ball free. A player with small hands is going to have a real hard time avoiding turnovers when they get to the NFL. This is exactly why Trinden Holliday got cut so many times. Sure he's super fast, but he also fumbles the ball constantly.

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