It will reseed itself in late summer/early fall if you mow it or disc it. Once the seeds become hard they are viable and will easily germinate. As L&O mentioned, if the stand is really thick now, it may germinate very thick after reseeding. That being said, many guys do just what you are proposing to maintain free stands of rye every year.
Here is a plot of standing rye on July 31st here on my U.P. property. I mowed it that day or the following day:
Here is what it looked like on September 13th:
and on September 24th. It worked out well for me as it fed my deer during fall and early spring, and then I nuked it with Glyphosate and drilled a crop of sugar beets into it.
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