NFL Grades: Chiefs Acquire Reggie Ragland From Buffalo Bills

The tenure of Reggie Ragland in Buffalo comes to a disappointing end after one-season with the team.

Reggie Ragland was the Buffalo Bills 2nd round draft selection out of Alabama and was expected to play a big part in the team’s defense but an ACL tear put a hold on everything. After missing out his entire rookie season, Reggie Ragland has been working back from the injury and has been working with the Bills third-squad.

This is quite a pickup for the Chiefs as they will now have two linebackers returning from injuries from 2016 with Derrick Johnson coming back from an Achilles injury and now Reggie Ragland. The Buffalo Bills are looking like a below .500 team this year and are likely going to tank this season but, getting a 4th-round selection for an injured Ragland is surprising but it is a done deal nonetheless.

Reggie Ragland lands in a great situation with the Kansas City Chiefs where he can be the leader at linebacker as Derrick Johnson, 35, is not getting any younger. Ragland still has a season or two of freshening up but the skill is there if healthy. The Chiefs have addressed their need for another linebacker and now sit with Johnson, Ragland, Houston and Ford at linebacker on defense.

Final Grade: Chiefs: B+ | Bills: A

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