Bills Trade LB Reggie Ragland To Chiefs

The Bills sure love to make trades. On Monday, the Bills shipped linebacker Reggie Ragland to the Chiefs for a 2019 fourth-round draft pick, according to an announcement from Kansas City. "<strong

Ragland, a 2016 second-round pick made by the Doug Whaley regime, was fighting for a roster spot this summer. The 23-year-old missed the entirety of his rookie campaign with an ACL injury and has yet to see live NFL action.

The Bills are not only under new leadership, but they also have an entirely different defensive scheme. Rex Ryan‘s 3-4 is gone and has been replaced with Sean McDermott‘s 4-3. Ragland, apparently, was not a fit for Buffalo’s new-look D, but he could find a home in KC’s 3-4.

The Bills traded up to take the Alabama product in 2016, giving up a second-rounder (49th overall), fourth-rounder (117th overall), and a future fourth-rounder for the 41st-overall pick. Between the 2014 and 2015 seasons, Ragland racked up 195 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, and four sacks.

Assuming he cracks the 53-man roster, Ragland will serve as support for Chiefs starting inside linebackers Ramik Wilson and Derrick Johnson.

Ragland is the latest Bills player to be traded, following the path of wide receiver Sammy Watkins, cornerback Ronald Darby, and quarterback Cardale Jones. Between these swaps and their draft day deal with the Chiefs, the Bills now have an impressive stockpile of future selections, including the Chiefs’ 2018 first round pick, the Rams’ 2018 second round pick, the Eagles’ 2018 third round pick, and the Chiefs’ 2019 fourth round pick.

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5 comments on “Bills Trade LB Reggie Ragland To Chiefs

  1. dodgerfan711

    Bills will be Bills. Turned a 2nd round pick into a 4th. Have patience buffalo smh.

    • dust44

      Sammie Coats unfortunately will probably be cut. So he’s not really worth anything right now. Probably could of got him for Hunter. But they seem like him and I’m not sure the rule on trading off-season signings

  2. 3tav

    The Bills shouldn’t do anything that might help the Chiefs. If Ragland makes the difference in even one win this year, it could cost them 3 or 4 spots in the 1st round of next year’s draft. Those spots are more important than a 4th rounder 3 years down the road. The Bills have the Chiefs 1st round pick next year via last year’s trade, for those who don’t know.

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