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5 things to know about new LB Reggie Ragland

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LB Reggie Ragland

Five things to know about new Giants linebacker Reggie Ragland:

1. Reggie Ragland is entering his fifth season in the NFL after being drafted in the second round (41st overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. Ragland never played a down for the Bills as he suffered a torn ACL during his rookie training camp. He was then traded to the Kansas City Chiefs the next year, where he started 32 of 42 games in which he played over the course of three seasons. He was a part of the Chiefs' Super Bowl LIV winning team. He then spent the 2020 campaign with the Detroit Lions, where he played all 16 games (six starts).

2. Ragland has played 58 games with 38 starts over the last four seasons. His career totals include 212 tackles (130 solo), 3.5 sacks, 14 tackles for loss, seven quarterback hits, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one touchdown, one interception and two passes defensed.

3. His best season came in 2018 when he started 15 of 16 games for the Chiefs. Ragland registered a career-high 86 tackles (46 solo) and his only career interception to go with his 0.5 sacks, two tackles for loss, one quarterback hit and one pass defended.

4. Ragland had an illustrious collegiate career at Alabama. As a freshman in 2012, he was part of the Crimson Tide's BCS National Championship team. In 2014, Ragland was named First-Team All-SEC on his way to helping Alabama win the SEC Championship.

Ragland saved his best for his senior season in 2015, where he was once again selected as First-Team All-SEC in addition to being named Unanimous All-American and the SEC Defensive Player of the Year. He also helped lead Alabama to both an SEC Championship and CFP National Championship.

5. Ragland was born in Madison, Alabama where he attended Bob Jones High School, and starred in basketball and track & field in addition to football. Following his junior season, he was listed as the No. 1 inside linebacker in his class.

View photos of linebacker Reggie Ragland, who recently signed with the team.

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