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Reggie Ragland signing: Giants add former Detroit Lions linebacker

Giants continue using free agency to add depth to roster

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Reggie Ragland
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While they were hosting wide receiver Kenny Golladay on a crucial free agent visit, the busy New York Giants found time Thursday night to add linebacker Reggie Ragland to their growing list of low-cost signings. Tom Pelissero was first with the news.

Ragland was a second-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2016. He suffered a torn ACL in training camp and never played for the Bills, who subsequently dealt him to the Kansas City Cheifs. He played three years in Kansas City and one season with the Detroit Lions. An inside linebacker, Ragland has started 38 of the 58 NFL regular-season games in which he has played.

Ragland will provide competition for Tae Crowder at inside linebacker next to Blake Martinez. The Giants moved on from two inside linebackers this offseason, cutting David Mayo and deciding not to tender Devante Downs, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Ragland has the worst Pro Football Focus grade (48.0) and passer-rating against (106.2), but he did post a career-high 17 quarterback pressures.

Now back to waiting for Golladay news.