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Dolphins adding LB Malik Reed, reuniting him with Bradley Chubb, Vic Fangio, agent says

Outside linebacker Malik Reed is reuniting with linebacker Bradley Chubb and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio on the Dolphins, his agent, Mike McCartney, announced Saturday.

Reed played for the Pittsburgh Steelers last season but enjoyed the best season of his career — eight sacks — when Fangio was his head coach in Denver in 2020. Teammates nicknamed him “Dream Killer.”

McCartney tweeted that Reed is signing with Miami on a one-year deal. Reed, 26, is 6-feet-2 and 235 pounds.

Reed started 13 games for the Broncos in both 2020 and 2021. Denver was so deep at linebacker that Reed was then traded to Pittsburgh, where he played 14 games but started only two last season. He finished with 25 tackles, four QB hits and one sack.

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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa is sacked by Denver's DeMarcus Walker (57), Bradley Chubb (55) and Malik Reed (59) in 2020. Chubb and Reed will now be reunited in Miami.
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa is sacked by Denver's DeMarcus Walker (57), Bradley Chubb (55) and Malik Reed (59) in 2020. Chubb and Reed will now be reunited in Miami.

Reed also has been a major special teams contributor throughout his carer, playing as much as 81 percent of special teams snaps for Denver in 2021.

For his career, Reed had 148 tackles, 16 sacks, 16 tackles for loss, 34 QB hits and two fumble recoveries in 59 games, 36 of which he started.

Reed entered the NFL in 2019 as an undrafted free agent out of Nevada.

Pro Football Focus rated Malik 69th among edge defenders in 2022.

The Dolphins’ linebacking corps recently added David Long. Andrew Van Ginkel, Melvin Ingram and Trey Flowers are free agents.

Dolphins reporter Hal Habib can be reached at  hhabib@pbpost.com and followed on Twitter  @gunnerhal.

This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Post: Agent: Dolphins reuniting LB Malik Reed with Bradley Chubb, Vic Fangio