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Report: Former Chiefs linebacker Reggie Ragland is signing with the Lions

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Ragland’s usage dipped when the Chiefs switched defensive coordinators from Bob Sutton to Steve Spagnuolo

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Former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Reggie Ragland has found a new home, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. It is with the Detroit Lions.

The Chiefs traded a 2019 fourth-round pick to the Buffalo Bills for Ragland, 26, back in the summer of 2017. He played three seasons with the club. Ragland started 15 games and nearly 50% of snaps for the Chiefs back in 2018 — when Bob Sutton was still Kansas City’s defensive coordinator.

Steve Spagnuolo taking over in 2019 meant a new scheme and less use for Ragland, who started only seven games last season for 21% of the team’s snaps.

The Bills selected Ragland with their second-round pick back in 2016, though he tore his ACL during training camp. Despite being healthy in 2017, he never saw the field in Buffalo.

With the Chiefs, Ragland appeared in 42 games, compiling 32 starts. He finished his Chiefs tenure with 160 tackles (100 solo), including 10 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, four quarterback hits, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one touchdown.

Ragland registered eight tackles (six solo) — including one for a loss — during the Chiefs’ Super Bowl title run. He started the Super Bowl victory against the San Francisco 49ers.

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