According to McDermott, Ragland “needs to continue to work hard and show us what he can do,” per Joe Buscaglia.
There has been some question about how Ragland would fit in the Bills’ new 4-3 defense and it appears as though these concerns are warranted.
Beyond that, Ragland has come up as a potential trade candidate, so it’s possible the team could explore potential deals in the coming days as teams get ready to cut their rosters down to 53 players by next weekend.
Ragland, 23, was taken with the No. 41 overall pick by the Bills back in May of last year. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $5.84 million contract that included $3.16 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $715,517 and $981,034 over the next two years.
Ragland wound up missing the entire 2016 after he suffered a torn ACL during the preseason last year and was eventually placed on injured reserve.
We’ll have more regarding Ragland’s status with the Bills as the news is available.