5 former Detroit Lions who are unsurprisingly still free agents as June nears

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Reggie Ragland, Detroit Lions
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3. LB Reggie Ragland

It's pretty amazing to remember Ragland was a second-round pick by the Buffalo Bills back in 2016 out of Alabama. After missing his rookie season due to a torn ACL, he was traded and spent three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Ragland signed with the Lions in 2020, and he posted 52 total tackles and one sack over 16 games. Then he went on to the New York Giants in 2021, and spent most of last season on the Las Vegas Raiders practice squad before the Cleveland Browns signed him in December. He played in four games for the Browns, starting two. In Week 16 against the New Orleans Saints, he was the highest-graded player on the Browns by Pro Football Focus.

Ragland has been a reliable tackler during his career, and thus he can be a useful player against the run. But he has generally not been good in coverage, and in a league that favors the pass there's not much place for him to fit if he can't stay on the field in those situations.

An injury or a pure bit of roster shuffling could open up an opportunity somewhere for Ragland when training camps get going in July. But until then he's likely to wait, and it would be more surprising if he was on a roster right now than the fact he's not is.