In a post from the Miami Dolphins Facebook page, the Dolphins have decided to part ways with veteran linebacker Reggie Torbor, reiterating the regime’s preference for youth and durability.
Torbor signed with the Dolphins as an unrestricted free agent from the New York Giants on March 1, 2008, a four-year deal worth around $14 million. He was drafted in the fourth-round by the Giants in 2004, where he won a ring in Super Bowl XLII.
The veteran linebacker was expected to be a reliable back-up to the otherwise inconsistent Channing Crowder this season, but he had an undisclosed surgery during the offseason which caused him to sit out of OTAs.
Torbor started two games for Miami last season posting 37 tackles and an interception in the absence of Crowder, who missed last season’s finale due to a Lisfranc fracture in his right foot. A first-team special teamer, Reggie played in 32 games in his two seasons with the Dolphins.
The move makes way for the young corps of Dolphin linebackers including 2010 draft picks Koa Misi (OLB), A.J. Edds and Austin Spitler. Aside from Karlos Dansby, the Dolphins also landed Tim Dobbins, another veteran linebacker, via a trade with the Denver Broncos.
Personally, I enjoyed Torbor’s experience and presence on the field. He was a cool guy (notice his finger in that picture below, guy could play through some pain). Good luck, Reggie, I wish you the best in the future.