The Bills are continuing to clean house.
Buffalo has traded linebacker Reggie Ragland to Kansas City in exchange for a 2019 fourth-round pick, the team announced Monday.
In a corresponding move, the Chiefs released linebacker Josh Mauga to make room for Ragland.
Ragland leaves Buffalo less than 18 months after being selected by the Bills with a second-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. However, the former Alabama star never played a game in his rookie season after he tore his ACL during the first week of training camp last summer.
Ragland played three defensive snaps in the Bills’ preseason loss to the Ravens on Saturday, though Bills coach Sean McDermott made it clear on Sunday that he was fighting for his roster spot since recovering from his knee injury.
The Bills traded wide receiver Sammy Watkins to the Rams earlier this month and recently sent cornerback Ronald Darby to the Eagles.
Sherman admitted that Kaepernick “may not be the best, but he’s better than a lot of these dudes starting.” That sentiment has been supported by statistics in other media reports. But Sherman actually pointed out specific players he says are inferior to Kaepernick.
“Now if you told me this guy threw eight pick-sixes last year and played like a bum, had no talent, that’s one thing,” Sherman said. “But (Buccaneers backup QB) Ryan Fitzpatrick, (Ravens backup QB) Ryan Mallett or whoever is playing for the Jets right now — whoever is starting for the Jets is terrible — have jobs. You’re telling me fans would rather you lose and put a worse player out there because a guy took a stand? That’s where it’s so troublesome to me.”
Sherman also mentioned starters Jared Goff of the Rams and Blake Bortles (Jaguars) as lesser players than Kaepernick.