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Jacob Ford | Defensive Lineman

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 252
College: Central Arkansas
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 6 (204) / TEN

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The Eagles worked out free agent DE Jacob Ford Tuesday.
Darryl Tapp (pectoral) and Juqua Parker (ankle) are both in doubt for Sunday's game against the Giants. Ford was coached by current Eagles D-line coach Jim Washburn in Tennessee. Wed, Sep 21, 2011 11:14:00 AM

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Titans released DE Jacob Ford with an injury settlement.

A favorite of Football Outsiders, Ford drew little interest on the rushed market before re-signing a one-year contract in early August. He was held back by a lingering hamstring injury during preseason action. Ford is undersized but can help as a situational 4-3 pass rusher when healthy.
Sat, Sep 3, 2011 12:29:00 PM

Titans agreed to terms with DE Jacob Ford on a one-year contract.

The Titans made a late push to keep the under-sized pass rusher after losing Jason Babin to the Eagles. Ford recorded 12.5 sacks as a nickel rusher from 2008-2009 but was bypassed by Babin after suffering knee and ankle injuries last season. Bill Barnwell of Football Outsiders calls Ford "even money to pick up more sacks than Babin this year."
Mon, Aug 1, 2011 02:10:00 PM

The Titans have yet to offer free agent DE Jacob Ford a contract.

However, talks between the sides are reportedly ongoing. There's been speculation that the under-sized Ford isn't a fit for new DL coach Tracy Rocker's scheme, but he's been a productive nickel rusher throughout his three-year NFL career.
Sat, Jul 30, 2011 01:23:00 PM

The Titans are looking to get bigger at defensive end under new line coach Tracy Rocker.

The Titans used heavy rotations of undersized defensive ends under old DL coach Jim Washburn. The schematic shift may not bode well for free agents Jacob Ford (6'4/256) and Jason Babin (6'3/260). The Titans do want to retain both, but Ford and Babin might be viewed as no more than situational rushers.
Mon, Feb 28, 2011 02:40:00 PM

Titans coach Jeff Fisher said that DE Jacob Ford (knee) could return to action in Week 5.

Ford has missed the last two games with a knee malady. The Titans could certainly use the depth with rookie Derrick Morgan now done for the season. We should know more about Ford's status later this week.
Tue, Oct 5, 2010 12:49:00 PM

Titans declared DE Jacob Ford, third QB Rusty Smith, WR Lavelle Hawkins, T Mike Otto, OL Ryan Durand, LB Rennie Curran, CB Jason McCourty, and S Robert Johnson inactive for Sunday's Week 4 matchup against the Broncos.

Ford (knee) was inactive Week 3, and his absence has allowed rookie DE Derrick Morgan to get valuable playing time. DT Tony Brown, who was listed as questionable, will be active.
Sun, Oct 3, 2010 11:51:00 AM

Titans declared DE Jacob Ford inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Ford's absence should lead to a big opportunity for first-round rookie Derrick Morgan. The rest of the Titans are extremely healthy. Their inactives: Third QB Rusty Smith, WR Lavelle Hawkins, T Ryan Durand, T Mike Otto, LB Rennie Curran, S Robert Johnson and S Nick Schommer.
Sun, Sep 26, 2010 12:08:00 PM

Titans coach Jeff Fisher said he had not yet ruled out RE Jacob Ford (knee, ankle) from Wednesday's practice.

Ford was slated to get an MRI on Monday, but Fisher said he had yet to hear the results. The injury isn't suspected to be serious, but we should know more about his possible availability for Week 3 by Wednesday.
Tue, Sep 21, 2010 12:47:00 PM

Titans RE Jacob Ford is set for an MRI on his knee and ankle Monday.

Ford had three tackles, including two for a loss, before limping off the field in the second half. He didn't hear a pop and expects to avoid serious damage. Rookie Derrick Morgan figures to get more snaps against the Giants this week.
Mon, Sep 20, 2010 10:27:00 AM

Titans DE Jacob Ford left Sunday's game against the Steelers with a right leg injury.

Ford walked off on his own power. He appeared to be suffering from leg cramps.
Sun, Sep 19, 2010 03:08:00 PM

Jacob Ford is working as the Titans' first-team right defensive end in training camp.

The job figures be first-round pick Derrick Morgan's eventually, but Ford isn't going down without a fight. Ford had six sacks as a pass-rush specialist last season despite barely playing 50 percent of the Titans' defensive snaps. He isn't going to plug the run at 252 pounds, but is an IDP to keep in mind.
Fri, Aug 6, 2010 08:33:00 PM

Titans rookie DE Jacob Ford suffered a torn Achilles tendon Monday, ending his season.

The sixth-round pick was trying to make the club as a reserve nickel rusher.
Tue, Aug 14, 2007 10:30:00 AM

Titans signed sixth-round DE Jacob Ford to a four-year contract, including an $84,000 signing bonus.

Ford, who registered six sacks as a senior, has terrific speed but is taking a big step up coming from Central Arkansas. He's probably not the answer for Tennessee's gaping hole at right end, across from Kyle Vanden Bosch.
Tue, Jul 17, 2007 08:19:00 PM