PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – The he Pittsburgh Steelers have officially acquired linebacker Malik Reed in a trade from the Broncos.
In exchange, Denver reportedly receives future late-round draft pick compensation.
The 26-year-old appeared in 14 games for the Broncos in 2021. He finished last season with 43 total tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery for the Broncos.
“He is an edge guy that provides good quality depth for us there,” said Coach Mike Tomlin. “He has played a lot. He has played over 700 snaps the last two seasons. He was kind of the third guy that got elevated and played a lot in Denver because of circumstances. He brings the type of experience that is helpful to us. We’re excited about having him. He is young and experienced. He is 26. I talked to him this morning and he is excited about getting on this moving train and putting his hand in the pile along with the rest of us.”
He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Nevada.
He is expected to provide depth for the Steelers at linebacker behind T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith.