It is no secret that the Bills struggled last season because of their uncharacteristic poor Rex Ryan defense. The reason the defense was struggling, according to many experts, is Rex having pass rushers drop into coverage. His draft choices were supposed to help with these issues and unfortunately for Bills Mafia, Injuries just aren’t helping.
“Could the Buffalo Bills be without their top two 2016 draft picks when the season opens?Second-round linebacker Reggie Ragland went down during Friday’s practice with a non-contact knee injury while chasing down running back Reggie Bush.The Bills are unsure of the extent of the injury, but coach Rex Ryan said he’s “very concerned,” per WKBW’s Joe Buscaglia. As of now the team doesn’t believe the injury involved ligament damage.
Ryan’s concern is foreboding. There will certainly be an update to come on Ragland’s status soon.Rex added that Ragland’s injury “looked odd” because he wasn’t hit. “But sometimes those can be the worse ones,” he said, via ESPN.The hammer-head linebacker was slated for a big role in the Bills‘ defense and could wind up being a steal in the second round.Buffalo is already without first-round pick Shaq Lawson to start the season after the pass rusher underwent shoulder surgery earlier this offseason. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport delievered more bad news for Bills ‘backers: Kevin Reddick will miss time with an MCL sprain.After a down season for his defense in 2015, Ryan’s early plans for revamping his defense are being stymied by injuries.” (nfl.com)