The Miami Dolphins made a roster move on Monday, adding linebacker Trevor Reilly from the practice squad of the New England Patriots. The Dolphins linebacker corps has been racked with injuries this year, and Reilly could be added to provide an additional depth option over the last two weeks of the year.
To make roster space for Reilly, Miami waived linebacker Zach Vigil. Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dolphins in 2015, Vigil has appeared in 23 games over the past two seasons, starting twice, and recording 11 tackles. He has also recorded nine special teams tackles in his career. Vigil played in seven games for Miami this season.
Reilly joined the NFL as a seventh-round draft choice of the New York Jets in 2014. He has appeared in 29 games in his career, all with the Jets from 2014 through 2015, recording 11 tackles, one sack, and once forced fumble. He has also recorded 20 special teams tackles. He was waived/injured by the Jets in September and was signed to the Patriots’ practice squad in October.
The Dolphins’ last two games of the regular season are at the Buffalo Bills this Saturday, then at home versus the Patriots on January 1.