Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Former Alabama second-rounder Reggie Ragland traded - before first National Football League game

The Bills have traded Reggie Ragland to the Chiefs Former Alabama second-rounder Reggie Ragland traded - before first National Football League game
Kristopher Love | 28 August, 2017, 21:42

MLB Reggie Ragland, a second round pick past year, is heading to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Let's take a closer look at the deal, at the positives and negatives, of the Ragland deal from the Chiefs perspective.

After beginning training camp with the second-team defense, Ragland was moved to the third team after a week of practice in favor of veteran Gerald Hodges.

A star defender at Alabama, Ragland missed his entire rookie season due to injury.

Ragland, the 41st overall draft selection previous year, was expected to be part of a competition with Preston Brown for the Bills' starting middle linebacker position this summer. All of that changed when Ryan was sacked at the end of last season, and coach Sean McDermott arrived with a 4-3 base that didn't fit Ragland as well.

Ragland had seen decreasing playing time at middle linebacker in the preseason.

Ragland joins former Seattle Seahawk Kevin Pierre-Louis as linebackers brought into the defensive fold via a late, offseason trade.

The Buffalo Bills continue to clean house, making their fourth major trade of the preseason. Ragland didn't play at all previous year because of a knee injury.