Ragland dipped into the second round (41st overall) of the draft the following spring because of injury concerns but was being talked up by former Bills head coach Rex Ryan as an impact defender in his scheme. However, Ragland suffered a torn ACL a year ago and missed almost the entire offseason while rehabbing. He struggled to catch up and pick up the scheme of new head coach Sean McDermott while falling behind Preston Brown and Gerald Hodges on the depth chart.
Ragland's name first surfaced in trade talks last week, and the Chiefs could use the reinforcements. Derrick Johnson has looked great in his return from a torn Achilles last season but turns 35 in November. Ramik Wilson has played well and perhaps had the inside track to earn the other starting job in the base 3-4 defense. The other options there following the release of Josh Mauga included Kevin Pierre-Louis and 2017 fifth-rounder Ukeme Eligwe.