Report: Malik Reed reuniting with Vic Fangio and Bradley Chubb on Miami Dolphins

3 Min Read
Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins have been really active so far this offseason, and they have made yet another addition to their roster. Linebacker Malik Reed will be joining the Dolphins on a one-year deal.

Reed will enter the 2023 NFL regular season with four years of professional football under his belt. He spent the first three years with the Denver Broncos, starting the majority of the games that he played in, and he spent the 2022 campaign with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a rotational piece.

In his career, he’s recorded 148 combined tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, 34 quarterback hits, six passes defended and two fumble recoveries.

He’s not all that big for a linebacker, coming in at 6-foot-2 and 235 pounds, but he is able to make up for his lack of size with his quickness. That quickness should come in handy a lot for Vic Fangio’s defense.

Fangio is known for creating confusion for opposing offenses by switching up which players rush the quarterback and which players drop into coverage from one play to the next.

In fact, one of the big reasons why Reed has signed with the Dolphins is probably because of his history with Fangio. The 64-year-old was the head coach in Denver for Reed’s first three NFL seasons, and the two enjoyed a fair amount of success together.

In fact, Reed and fellow Dolphins defender Bradley Chubb (who the Dolphins acquired from the Broncos last season) combined for 15.5 sacks in the 2020 campaign. Surely, the hope is that the trio of Fangio, Chubb and Reed can recreate — or improve — that level of success this season.

So far in the offseason, the Dolphins have been incredibly active. It’s not so shocking considering the fact that the Dolphins will have very few chances to improve their roster in the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft.

The Dolphins have just four draft picks in the upcoming draft and will not get the chance to make a single selection in the first round. It will be interesting to see how Chris Grier and company choose to use those four draft picks, as there are still some holes remaining on the roster.

Share This Article
Jonathan is a freelance writer, filmmaker, and passionate fan of the NFL. In the past Jonathan has covered politics, entertainment, travel, and more. He is a proud contributor of Dolphin Nation.