Sep 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Tennessee Titans kick returner Darius Reynaud (25) downs the ball on the opening kickoff against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. The play was called a safety as he picked the ball up and backed into the end zone. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hold Workout for Returner Darius Reynaud

The endless cycle of return men is back for a second straight season in Tampa Bay!

After Eric Page and Skye Dawson both made blunders returning punts in recent weeks, and with Jeff Demps sitting out with a groin injury (and also prone to mental mistakes on kickoff returns), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought in a dynamic return man for a tryout.

Unfortunately, that return man is Darius Reynaud, who has made multiple brutal mistakes this season which led to his release from the Tennessee Titans.


Just take a look at a few of his mistakes from his last game as a member of the Titans, which are presented in this article from John Glennon of the Tennessean. He’s made far too many mental errors this season, and it eventually cost him his job.

But he’s a very exciting player when he’s not making painful mistakes. He brought home three returns for touchdowns in 2012, while racking up a 13.2 yard average per punt return. He could be a very valuable asset to any teams return game, if he’s able to keep his head straight and avoid costly errors.

No news of a signing has been announced, but it remains a possibility considering the vast amount of wide receivers on the Tampa Bay roster who never play and could be replaced by a dynamic return man. If the team sees potential in Reynaud to avoid his past mistakes and return to 2012 form, he’d be a worthwhile addition just to “see what he’s got” and get an inside track at bringing him in for 2014.

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