New coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday that Ragland (knee) will be his starting middle linebacker, BuffaloBills.com reports. "What innately comes at that position is the leadership skills. His character really possesses those leadership skills and can be the antenna of that defense," McDermott said. "In this system, it has been guys like Luke Kuechly, Jeremiah Trotter. Guys that can check the defense, get us out of bad calls. That is an important part of that position. Reggie, from what I've observed and been told, has that DNA."
According to head coach Mike Zimmer, Bridgewater (knee) has upgraded to running in a pool and taking part in non-weight bearing exercises, Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reports. "The big thing for Teddy is that he's got to keep progressing with where he's going," Zimmer told Marvez and Tom Pelissero on SiriusXM NFL Radio. "He's doing a great job in the rehab. These [trainers] will get him back and ready to go. I honestly don't know when. No one really knows. He had a great doctor do [the surgery] and he's done phenomenal work. We're anticipating getting him back at some point."