ILB Reggie Ragland Has Agreed to Terms with Detroit Lions

John Maakaron

The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms on a deal with ex-Chiefs linebacker Reggie Ragland. 

Ragland played college football at the University of Alabama, and was drafted by the Bills in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Ragland had a breakout season in 2018, recording 86 tackles.

However, he saw a dip in his production in 2019. 

Prior to spending the past three seasons with the Chiefs, Ragland spent one year with the Bills. 

Unfortunately, Ragland's rookie campaign was cut short prematurely, as he suffered a torn ACL in training camp.

In August of 2017, Ragland was traded to the Chiefs for a fourth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. 

Standing at 6-foot-2, 252 pounds, Ragland will be called upon to assist in improving Detroit's defense against the run -- an area Detroit struggled mightily in all throughout 2019.

Detroit continued to add depth at linebacker Friday. It added linebacker Elijah Lee, per Justin Rogers of The Detroit News. 

Lee played collegiately at Kansas State, and was drafted by the Vikings in the seventh round of the 2017 draft. 

According to Rogers, "Lee comes to Detroit with an extensive special teams resume, having played 761 snaps on the units during his three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. An inside linebacker by trade, the 6-foot-2, 229-pounder made five starts down the stretch of the 2018 season, recording a career-high 65 tackles."


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Hope he plays like he did in 2018


Great scheme fit