Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Keenan Reynolds is still an active member of the Naval Reserves. A Lieutenant Junior Grade in fact. He had drills scheduled this weekend in Nashville as part of his monthly commitment to the reserves. Instead, Reynolds will likely be in a different kind of uniform in order to play in his first regular season NFL game.
“I’ve been in contact with (my unit) trying to figure out a way to work from out here,” Reynolds said. “… I’m going to reschedule most of them to after the season so I can just get them done in bulk. I’m going to have to do a bunch of days of active duty in the offseason as well. The offseason being so long and having my free time allows me to get everything I need to get done.”
Though the policy that allowed him to chase an NFL career straight out of the Naval Academy and postpone his active duty commitments has been rescinded, Reynolds has been allowed to continue his career.
Reynolds was promoted to Seattle’s active roster earlier this week as the Seahawks are expected to be without top receiver Doug Baldwin for the immediate future. Baldwin injured the MCL in his right knee in Sunday’s season opening loss to the Denver Broncos. Defensive tackle Domata Peko rolled up on Baldwin from behind, leaving him with what was reported as a Grade 2 sprain.