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59 Malik Reed LB

Denver Broncos

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January 17, 2021 07:40 PM
Broncos' Malik Reed: Leads team in sacks in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reed wrapped up the 2020 season with 53 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, eight sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defensed.

Reed was supposed to be a reserve rusher in 2020 but quickly elevated to the starting lineup after the season-ending ankle injury suffered by Von Miller just before Week 1. The 2019 undrafted free agent ended up filling in admirably for Miller, leading the team in sacks and tackles for loss -- even mimicking Miller's Super Bowl performance by sacking Cam Newton twice in Week 6's win over New England. The team faces some serious considerations with Miller's contract in the coming months. Reed's performance provides the Broncos' with some insurance no matter what happens.

December 29, 2020 08:40 PM
Broncos' Malik Reed: Sack in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reed recorded five tackles (three solo), including a sack, and added a forced fumble across 47 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.

Reed now has 52 tackles (33 solo) and a team-leading 7.5 sacks on the year through 15 contests. The young linebacker has proven to be a force as a pass rusher, which could garner him some IDP interest heading into 2021.

December 6, 2020 07:12 PM
Broncos' Malik Reed: Ready for Sunday night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reed (shin) is active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Reed was officially listed as questionable to play Sunday, but he's made enough progress in his recovery to suit up. He appears set to draw his usual start at strong-side linebacker, as Von Miller's replacement.

December 4, 2020 11:08 PM
Broncos' Malik Reed: Status uncertain for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reed (shin) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Reed made progress every day this week, logging a DNP/LP/FP practice regimen. Barring a setback, he should be ready to go for Sunday night's divisional clash. Reed has held his own as Von Miller's replacement at strong-side linebacker, generating 30 tackles and 6.5 sacks over the last seven games. If he ends up sidelined, however, Jeremiah Attaochu should secure the starting gig.

November 27, 2020 09:56 PM
Broncos' Malik Reed: Shakes off injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reed (ankle) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game versus the Saints, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Reed is in line to start a seventh straight game for the Broncos. The second-year linebacker out of Nebraska has been fantastic stepping into Von Miller's (ankle) role, as he's piled up 28 tackles and 6.5 sacks through the past seven contests.

November 26, 2020 04:20 PM
Broncos' Malik Reed: Pops up on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reed (ankle) was limited during Thursday's practice session.

Reed did not carry a designation on Wednesday's injury report, hinting that the second-year man may have been banged up in practice. The Nevada product has enjoyed a breakout 2020 with eight tackles for loss, 12 QB hits and 6.5 sacks. His status remains up in the air for a Week 12 home game against New Orleans, as Taysom Hill readies for his second start at quarterback.

November 24, 2020 11:24 PM
Broncos' Malik Reed: Records 1.5 sacks in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reed finished Sunday's game against the Dolphins with six tackles (four solo), 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss.

Reed is putting together a solid 2020 campaign, already setting a career best with 6.5 sacks through 10 contests. He's also racked up 35 tackles (22 solo) and one pass defended on the year.

October 27, 2020 08:44 PM
Broncos' Malik Reed: Tallies two more sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reed had five tackles (four solo) and two sacks during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

The 24-year-old has only two career sacks prior to Week 6 against New England, but he now has two sacks in each of the past two contests. Reed has 22 total tackles and four sacks through six games in 2020.

October 19, 2020 11:48 AM
Broncos' Malik Reed: Tacks on two sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reed made five tackles (three solo) and two sacks in Sunday's 18-12 win over the Patriots.

Reed entered Week 6 without a sack through the first four games, but he took down Cam Newton twice to match last year's sack total in just one game. He also finished with an 86 percent snap share -- his highest of the season. Reed could be relegated to a bench role once Jeremiah Attaochu (quadriceps) returns to the lineup, but even before Attaochu's injury, Reed consistently rotated in on defense. Perhaps his two-sack performance will earn him more looks going forward.

September 9, 2020 03:00 PM
Broncos' Malik Reed: Set for larger role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reed and Jeremiah Attaochu are expected to share most of the snaps left behind by Von Miller's ankle injury, per coach Vic Fangio, Zac Stevens of DNVR Sports reports.

Miller's injury creates an opportunity for the 24-year-old Reed to make a leap in his second NFL season. Reed recorded two sacks and 27 tackles as a rookie in 2019 after signing with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent.

December 12, 2019 05:56 PM
Broncos' Malik Reed: Upgrades to full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reed (ankle/shoulder) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Reed sat out Week 14's win over the Texans due to ankle and shoulder injuries, and he now looks back to full health. Barring any setbacks, the 23-year-old can be expected to draw his usual start in Denver's linebacker corps in Kansas City on Sunday.

December 8, 2019 04:08 PM
Broncos' Malik Reed: Inactive Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reed (ankle/shoulder) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Texans.

The 23-year-old was able to work as a limited practice participant Thursday and Friday, but isn't suiting up Sunday. Reed started the last eight games for Denver, and his absence likely pushes Jeremiah Attaochu and Justin Hollins into expanded roles this week.

December 6, 2019 04:20 PM
Broncos' Malik Reed: Draws questionable tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reed (ankle/shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's contest against the Texans, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

Reed kicked off the week as a non-participant in practice, but he's now managed two straight limited sessions. The 23-year-old will work to play through his injuries during Sunday's tilt against the Texans, but a final decision on his availability could come down to a game-time decision. With Von Miller (knee) also listed as questionable, Jeremiah Attaochu and Justin Hollins could be in line for expanded roles on defense Week 14.

December 4, 2019 09:04 PM
Broncos' Malik Reed: Not practicing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reed didn't practice Wednesday due to ankle and shoulder injuries, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

Reed exited last Sunday's win over the Chargers with a lower leg injury but was able to return, though he now has the ankle and shoulder issues to contend with. The specifics of the injuries remain unclear, but the 23-year-old's availability will remain up in the air until he returns to practice.

December 1, 2019 05:40 PM
Broncos' Malik Reed: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reed (lower leg) returned to Sunday's game against the Chargers, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

The Broncos faithful can breathe a sigh of relief, as Reed and Jeremiah Attaochu (lower leg) both came back into the game in the second quarter. Without the two, the Broncos only had two healthy outside linebackers. Reed is expected to continue logging a starter's snap count.

December 2, 2019 05:08 PM
Broncos' Malik Reed: Leaves with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reed was forced out of Sunday's game against the Chargers with a lower-leg injury, Patrick Smyth of the Broncos' official site reports.

Reed left the game just a few plays after Jeremiah Attaochu (lower leg) departed, leaving the Broncos' outside linebacker corps extremely thin. Justin Hollins and Ahmad Gooden can both fill in, but interior linebackers Joseph Jones and Josey Jewell may need to bump outside.

October 1, 2019 10:44 PM
Broncos' Malik Reed: May fill in for Chubb
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Vic Fangio said Reed is in the discussion to replace Bradley Chubb (knee), although the Broncos will likely take a committee approach, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Reed, an undrafted rookie, played a season-high 24 defensive snaps in Week 4 while Chubb was getting his knee checked out, although Justin Hollins topped him with 34. It's a tall task to play opposite Von Miller and replace Chubb, who racked up 12 sacks in his rookie season, so it seems more likely the Broncos take a committee approach between Reed and Hollins until one sticks.

September 3, 2019 04:36 PM
Broncos' Malik Reed: Solid preseason finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reed registered two sacks in Thursday's preseason game versus the Cardinals.

Reed was battling a hamstring issue, but it clearly didn't bother him during the preseason finale as he chased down Arizona's quarterbacks. The undrafted rookie made the 53-man roster, and he's expected to help on special teams but has minimal IDP upside behind Bradley Chubb and Von Miller (knee).

August 16, 2019 02:56 PM
Broncos' Malik Reed: Injures hamstring Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reed missed some practice time due to a hamstring injury Thursday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

The severity of Reed's hamstring injury remains unclear, but head coach Vic Fangio did say that Reed would likely miss Friday's practice as well. Aaron Wallace and Ahmad Gooden figure to see additional reps while Reed is sidelined.

August 10, 2019 11:52 PM
Broncos' Malik Reed: Competing for backup job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Reed looks to be the third outside linebacker at this point in the preseason, Benjamin Allbright of KOA News Radio reports.

Backup edge rushers Shane Ray and Shaq Barrett both departed this offseason, leaving a void behind Von Miller and Bradley Chubb. Though unheralded and undrafted out of Nevada, Reed has been one of the most pleasant surprises of Denver's first two preseason games. Reed has recorded a sack in each contest and eight tackles overall. Reed's a bit of a tweener, but he managed to rack up 126 tackles, 25.5 tackles for loss and 16 sacks in his final two seasons in Nevada's 3-3-5 scheme. That production seems to be carrying over to the pros.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Mon 09/14vs TENL 14-1611200000
Sun 09/20@ PITL 21-2620200100
Sun 09/27vs TBL 10-2811200000
Thu 10/01@ NYJW 37-2822400000
Sun 10/18@ NEW 18-1232520000
Sun 10/25vs KCL 16-4341520000
Sun 11/01vs LACW 31-3021310000
Sun 11/08@ ATLL 27-3410100000
Sun 11/15@ LVL 12-3712300000
Sun 11/22vs MIAW 20-134261.50000
Sun 11/29vs NOL 3-3152700000
Sun 12/06@ KCL 16-2220200000
Sun 12/13@ CARW 32-2702200000
Sat 12/19vs BUFL 19-4810100000
Sun 12/27@ LACL 16-1932510010
Sun 01/03vs LVL 31-320110.50000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020DEN1613533419800001
2019DEN158271611200001
Total312180 50.030 1000-02
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/235
Birthdate:
08/05/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Dothan, AL
School:
Nevada
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: