Former Alabama LB Reggie Ragland has new NFL home after being traded by Bills

As it turns out, former Alabama LB Reggie Ragland only spent one season with the team that drafted him a year ago. Now the former SEC Defensive Player of the Year will get a fresh start in America’s heartland.

Ragland, a second-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2016, didn’t see the field last season as he sat out with a knee injury and was still working his way back to 100 percent this offseason.

On Monday afternoon, the Chiefs revealed that they’ve acquired Ragland from the Chiefs for an undisclosed pick. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that pick to be a fourth-rounder.

The 6-foot-2, 252-pound Ragland capped his four-year career in Tuscaloosa by winning SEC Defensive Player of the Year after recording 102 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 7 passes defensed and 2 forced fumbles.

He was one of only three Alabama linebackers in school history to earn unanimous First-Team All-American honors.

The Huntsville, Ala. native was simply fighting for a roster spot as he tried to find a place in new head coach Sean McDermott’s 4-3 defense after being brought to Buffalo to thrive in previous head coach Rex Ryan’s 3-4 scheme.

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