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Broncos OLB Bradley Chubb had surgery Wednesday to remove a bone spur from his left ankle. He's expected to need 7-8 weeks to recover but plans to play again this season. While he's on IR, expect Malik Reed to get primary playing time opposite Von Miller. Reed is an upside matchup play for sack-friendly IDP scoring formats while he's in the lineup.

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Dolphins Edge Bradley Chubb tore his right ACL in Sunday's loss to the Ravens. That's the second such injury of his NFL career. Chubb tore his left ACL in Week 4 of 2019. His pass-rushing production dipped the following season. Chubb then struggled through 2021 as well, but the main issue there was an ankle injury that originated in summer and got aggravated in Week 2. The timing of this injury figures to challenge the 27-year-old's (28 in June) readiness for the 2024 season. Chubb's contract should lock him in with the Dolphins for at least one more season, but there's potential for him to be a cap casualty ahead of the 2025 campaign. We'll watch for updates on his return throughout the offseason. For Week 18 (and the playoffs) of this season, Melvin Ingram figures to see the biggest playing-time boost in Chubb's absence. He's not a high-level IDP option for Sunday night's regular-season finale against the Bills.

Dolphins EDGE Bradley Chute (ankle, hand) and CB Xavien Howard (knee) are inactive for today's game against the Patriots.

The Dolphins are sending RB Chase Edmonds and 2 draft picks to the Broncos for EDGE Bradley Chubb. The Broncos are getting a 2023 first-rounder that initially belonged to San Francisco, as well as a 4th-rounder in 2024. Miami will get a 5th-rounder in 2025. Chubb upgrades a Dolphins pass rush that ranks just 23rd in sacks and has dealt with some injuries. He's in the final year of his rookie deal, so we'd bet on an extension following. Edmonds played his way out of the starting backfield gig in Miami but lands in a Denver offense that presents opportunity. We'll see about the team's RB plans coming out of the Week 9 bye, though we wouldn't bet on any of the Denver backs truly taking over. Chubb's departure should mean more playing time for 2nd-round rookie EDGE Nik Bonitto, who has 1.5 sacks over his past 2 games. Myles Gaskin looks like the #2 RB in Miami now.

The Broncos have activated EDGE Bradley Chubb from IR. Chubb hasn't played since Week 2 because of an ankle injury that required surgery and reportedly even tweaked the ankle in practice this week. It appears Chubb will be ready for Sunday's game against the Chargers. We'd hold off on using him in IDP lineups, though.

The Broncos on Monday designated OLB Bradley Chubb (ankle) to return from IR. He had surgery back in September for a nagging injury. We'll see whether Chubb can make it back to the active roster for this week's game against the Chargers. We'll need to see at least a game's worth of playing time before considering Chubb for IDP lineups.

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