Today the Buffalo Bills made a surprising trade, sending former second-round pick Reggie Ragland to the Kansas City Chiefs. In less shocking news, the New York Jets picked up former New England Patriots' player Kony Ealy off of waivers following his release. Finally, the indianapolis colts released punter Jeff Locke only months after signing him.

Bills send Ragland to Kansas City

Today the Buffalo Bills announced that they have traded linebacker Reggie Ragland to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2019.

The Bills originally drafted Ragland with the 41st pick in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Alabama. They actually traded up to get him, giving the Chicago Bears a second-round pick (49th), a fourth-round pick (117th) and their 2017 fourth-round pick.

During training camp Ragland tore the ACL in his left knee, causing him to miss his entire rookie season. He entered training camp in a competition with Preston Brown for the starting linebacker job. However, Ragland was soon moved from working with the second-team defense to the third-team in favor of veteran Gerald Hodges.

On Sunday, Bills head coach Sean McDermott confirmed the 23-year-old was fighting for a roster spot after only playing three snaps the previous day's preseason game.

Jets pick up defensive end Ealy off waivers

Yesterday, the New York Jets acquired defensive end Kony Ealy off of waivers two days after the New England Patriots released him. The Patriots originally acquired Ealy in a March trade with the Carolina Panthers, moving down eight spots in the draft to do so.

However, the team released Ealy as he never could manage to find a fit in their scheme.

The defensive line is one of the few areas where the Jets have talent, as Ealy is reunited with former Missouri teammate Sheldon Richardson. In his three seasons with the Panthers, the 25-year-old had 76 total tackles, 14 sacks, and six forced fumbles.

Colts part ways with Jeff Locke

In March, the Indianapolis Colts signed punter Jeff Locke to a two-year, $3.45 million contract to replace Pro Bowler Pat McAfee after his surprising and unexpected retirement announcement. Locke's release most likely means that Rigoberto Sanchez, an undrafted punter out of Hawaii, has won the team's starting job.

Locke, who was new general manager Chris Ballard's first signing, spent his first four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. In other special teams news involving the team, the Colts traded long snapper Thomas Hennessy to the New York Jets for backup safety Ronald Martin.

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