Just under a month after signing his three year deal with the St. Louis Rams, Greg Reid arrived to the team’s voluntary workouts earlier than most.
Anxious to get to work, Reid flew to St. Louis a few days prior to the official start of the organized team activities (OTAs) to participate in some offseason, voluntary workouts with his new teammates.
Initial news of Reid’s signing was greeted with much praise from Rams’ general manager Les Snead and head coach Jeff Fisher. Reid is humbled by all the support he has received from his Florida State fans as well as the new fans waiting in St. Louis.
Despite two ACL surgeries, the Valdosta, GA, native isn’t going to let anything hold him back in his upcoming NFL season.
“I give all my thanks to God after going through so much and finally getting the chance to live my dream,” said Reid. “It means the world to me to actually play with some of the best athletes in the world. I’m ready to put on the cleats and strap on the helmet.”
Reid is an NFL star years in the making, with his draft potential foreseeable as early as his freshman year, where he yielded 23 tackles and an average of 18.4-yard punt returns, leading the Football Bowl Subdivision. The 23-year-old was also a star of the 2010 Chick-Fil-A Bowl, and recorded 97 tackles in his sophomore and junior years.
Reid’s agent, WCM vice president Derek Spearman is thrilled that his client has overcome obstacles to be where he is today.
“Greg’s excellent pro day really sealed the deal for his signing. The Rams were very interested in him immediately after that day,” said Spearman. “He’s excited to be part of such a great organization, and I’ve already received a lot of positive feedback from the team about the off-season workouts Greg’s participating in.”
It looks like Reid has put his early troubles with the team behind him and is anxious to begin this new chapter with the St. Louis Rams organization.