The Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms with linebacker Reggie Ragland. Buffalo traded up to the 41st pick of the 2016 NFL draft to select the former Alabama linebacker. He was one of 19 players that the Bills had first round grades on in the draft class.
After signing his rookie deal, Ragland talked to BuffaloBills.com:
“It feels great,” Ragland said. “You get this opportunity and you work so hard your whole life as a kid just to be in this position. You’ve put yourself in this position so now you’ve got to come through. So I’m very thankful I got the deal done and now it’s time to get to work.”
Ragland was a consensus All-American in 2015. In his final season with the Crimson Tide, Ragland racked up 102 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss, seven passes defensed and two forced fumbles. This comes one year after the linebacker recorded 93 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, 10.5 tackles for loss, one interception, three passes defensed, one forced fumble, and three fumble recoveries.
In Buffalo, Ragland is expected to start alongside Preston Brown immediately.null