Ragland notched 86 tackles (46 solo), a half-sack and an interception during 2018. Ragland was limited to just 12 games and 323 defensive snaps as a rookie, but those numbers increased to 16 and 581, respectively, in 2018. He's still removed from the field when the defense utilizes nickel and dime packages, preventing Ragland from matching the likes of Anthony Hitchens, who totaled 945 defensive snaps. With both likely returning in 2019, prospective fantasy owners shouldn't anticipate another jump in production during Ragland's third season.
Ragland (hip) has returned to Sunday's game against the Raiders, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports. Ragland briefly left the field during the second quarter due to a hip injury, but has retaken the field to begin the second half. The third-year linebacker slots back into his usual starting role.
Ragland is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Raiders due to a hip injury. Ragland left the field with a hip injury during the first half. As long as the third-year pro remains sidelined, Ben Niemann will benefit from increased defensive snaps.
Ragland was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports. According to head coach Andy Reid, Ragland's knee puffed up on a flight, leading to his placement on the NFI list. The team doesn't believe the issue is serious and Ragland isn't expected to miss an extended period of time. Look for Terrance Smith or Dorian O'Daniel to get some extra run with the first-team defense while Ragland is out.
Ragland is enjoying a healthy offseason, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports. Selected by Buffalo in the second round of the 2016 draft, Ragland suffered a torn ACL in training camp as a rookie, and then was traded to Kansas City last preseason. He started 10 of his 12 games with the Chiefs in 2017, but logged only 322 snaps and 44 tackles while working in a two-down role. Listed at 6-foot-1 and 252 pounds, Ragland is unlikely to ever be anything more than adequate in coverage, though it isn't totally out of the question that he competes for a three-down role in training camp. The Chiefs did sign Anthony Hitchens to replace Derrick Johnson, ensuring that they have at least one inside linebacker capable of handling snaps on passing downs.
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