Dolphins sign former Broncos and Steelers OLB, reuniting him with Vic Fangio, Bradley Chubb

The Miami Dolphins bring in a new passer in former Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Malik Reed, their the agent announced and a source confirmed to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Reed reunites with new Dolphins defensive coordinator Vic Fangio in Miami. Reed played his first three NFL seasons in Denver, coinciding with Fangio’s tenure as head coach with the Broncos. He also joins former Broncos cornerback Bradley Chubb, who was traded to the Dolphins last season.

An undrafted player out of Nevada in 2019, Reed developed to start eight games that rookie season. Between the 2020 and 2021 seasons with the Broncos, he made 13 starts each and combined for 96 tackles, 13 sacks and three forced fumbles. Reed had a career-high eight sacks in 2020.

Reed was traded to the Steelers prior to the 2022 season. In Pittsburgh, he saw a decrease in playing time, starting just two games, recording 25 tackles and one sack. Throughout his career, he was a special team contributor.

Reed (6-2, 235) will look for snaps behind Chubb and Jaelan Phillips in Miami’s defense, while defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah, who is coming off a season-ending triceps injury, could also figure of going over the edge.

The Dolphins could move on from fellow outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel, who has reportedly visited the New England Patriots and Las Vegas Raiders, after four seasons. Melvin Ingram, the veteran three-time Pro Bowler, is also a free agent.

This story will be updated.


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