Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Malik Reaves has found new employment north of the border in the Canadian Football League.
If you happen to be a Canadian Football League fan who is also a member of Chiefs Kingdom, then you might recognize the latest addition to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Canadian Football League team signed Malik Reaves, a defensive back who spent some time last summer with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Coming into the 2018 NFL Draft, Reaves had earned high marks as a defensive back at Villanova, where he also played on defense alongside Chiefs defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon, but he was passed over in all seven rounds over draft weekend. However the Chiefs came calling shortly thereafter and Reaves inked a deal as a priority free agent, spending offseason training activities and minicamp with the Chiefs.
From there, Reaves failed to maintain a roster spot for the preseason as the Chiefs decided to part ways before training camp. From there, Reaves moved to his next team, the Pittsburgh Steelers where he stayed until active rosters were ultimately due and he was cut on September 1.
Now Reaves is hoping to make a good impression north of the border with Winnipeg, a playoff team who went 10-8 last year and led the CFL in scoring. At 6’0, 200-plus pounds, Reaves has an ideal physical size to match up well against most receivers.
Reaves had 51 total tackles last year, including 2.5 for a loss. He also had 1 forced fumble, 1 interception, and 2 pass break-ups. He was twice named an all-conference player in the Colonial Athletic Association