Reggie Ragland will make his first start for Kansas City Chiefs

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 31: Linebacker Reggie Ragland
ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 31: Linebacker Reggie Ragland /

Linebacker Reggie Ragland will be making his very first start for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Washington Redskins on Monday.

The Kansas City Chiefs will finally get their first look at Reggie Ragland on Monday night with word that he will get his first career start with the Chiefs against the Washington Redskins in Week 4. Under the bright lights of Arrowhead Stadium on primetime television, Ragland will finally see the field after several weeks of continued rehab after being traded.

Chiefs fans are likely going to be very excited to see what Ragland can bring to the position since he came out of college so heralded after a stellar career at Alabama. Unfortunately for Ragland, he sat out his rookie season due to a torn ACL. Following that, Rex Ryan was given the axe in Buffalo, and the Bills decided to go a new direction scheme-wise, for which Ragland was a poor fit. Despite having used a second round pick on him just one year ago, the Bills decided to sell cheap to gain something as they moved on.

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New general manager Brett Veach traded a future fourth round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft for Ragland earlier this summer in the hopes of buying low on Ragland. Instead of seeing what he has to bring to the field, however, Chiefs fans have waited for weeks as Ragland needed continued time off to finish his rehab. Last week was his first week on the active roster but he didn’t play at all against the Chargers in Week 3. However tonight he is apparently getting his first start.

During his senior year at Alabama, Ragland had 102 total tackles, including 6.5 for a loss, 7 passes defended and 2.5 sacks.