Earlier today, the Atlanta Falcons announced that they had made a move on their practice squad, swapping out offensive tackle Terren Jones and replacing him with offensive tackle Reid Fragel. Fragel is a former 2013 seventh-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals and the Falcons will mark his fourth team in his brief NFL career.
Fragel was the 240th overall selection in 2013 after a solid career at Ohio State. Fragel spent the first three seasons of his collegiate career as a tight end, starting nine games and catching 14 passes and a touchdown. He moved to right tackle as a senior, and started 12 games at right tackle. His athleticism as a former tight end showed at the 2013 Scouting Combine, where he ran a 5.09-second 40 time and leapt 30 inches on his vertical jump. Fragel is listed at 6’8″ 308 pounds.
After being drafted by the Bengals, he was cut at the end of training camp but was re-signed to the team’s practice squad shortly thereafter. He was signed off the Bengals practice squad by the Cleveland Browns at the end of October. He was inactive for the next seven games, but was activated for the Browns Week 17 season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers, however he did not play in that game. He was cut by the Browns this past summer and briefly was on the Indianapolis Colts practice squad before being released prior to Week 2.
Jones was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Falcons out of Alabama State in 2013. He made the Falcons practice squad initially, but was elevated to the active roster for the final five games, but was inactive for each. His reps during this past summer’s preseason were limited due to him suffering a concussion midway through camp that prompted a brief hospitalization.