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Dee Ford | Linebacker | #55

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 252
College: Auburn
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (23) / KC
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Chiefs OLB Dee Ford (hamstring) is active for Week 13 against the Falcons.
As are Justin Houston and Dontari Poe. Ford missed last week's overtime win over the Broncos. Ford has 10 sacks, and will give the Chiefs a big boost in a tough matchup in the Georgia Dome. Inactive for the Chiefs are WR Jeremy Maclin, QB Tyler Bray, CB Phillip Gaines, RB Knile Davis, OL Michael Person, LB Dadi Nicolas and TE Ross Travis. Dec 4 - 11:28 AM

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Chiefs OLB Dee Ford (hamstring) got in a limited practice Wednesday.

Ford sat out the Panthers game after injuring his hamstring against the Bucs in Week 11. Even though he was limited, a return to practice this early in the week puts him on track to play against the Falcons. Ford is tied for second in the league with 10 sacks. With Justin Houston back healthy, he and Ford could wreak havoc on Matt Ryan this week.
Nov 30 - 5:35 PM

Chiefs OLB Dee Ford (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 12.

The good news is Justin Houston is back. The bad news is Ford has been Kansas City's only pass-rush threat all year, piling up ten sacks across ten starts in a third-year breakout. Houston and Tamba Hali will start at outside linebacker.
Nov 25 - 3:56 PM

Chiefs OLB Dee Ford left Sunday's Week 11 game against the Buccaneers with a hamstring injury and will not return.

Ford logged one tackle before exiting in the second quarter. With Ford sidelined, Tamba Hali will slide in opposite Justin Houston at outside linebacker. Ford was tied for the league-lead in sacks (10) when the day began.
Nov 20 - 2:52 PM

Chiefs OLB Dee Ford missed time at minicamp with a knee injury.

It's not a major concern, but Kansas City needs Ford healthy with Justin Houston sidelined. Ford should be ready for the start of training camp.
Source: ESPN
Jun 25 - 9:17 PM

Chiefs OLB Dee Ford said he expects more "consistency" this season.

Ford had a career game against the Chargers last December, recording three sacks, seven tackles, and a game-saving pass breakup, but he had just one sack the next five games including the playoffs. With Tamba Hali set for a smaller role and Justin Houston's (knee) status up in the air, the Chiefs need Ford to more consistently get to the passer this year.
Jun 2 - 11:08 AM

Chiefs OLB Dee Ford is being checked for a concussion.

The Chiefs fear Ford suffered a brain injury in Sunday's win. Kansas City will head to Houston for the Wild Card Round, with the game set for Saturday at 4:35PM ET. Ford will be in a race to get ready if he's diagnosed with a concussion. The good news is Justin Houston (knee) is tentatively expected back.
Jan 4 - 1:08 PM

Dee Ford recorded three sacks, seven tackles and broke up a pass Week 14 against the Chargers.

Starting his second game in a row for an injured Justin Houston, Ford lit up the Chargers for the best game of his career. The three sacks were his first this season, and the pass breakup prevented Danny Woodhead from scoring the game-tying touchdown on the final play of the game. Ford struggled in his first start last week, but he flashed the talent which made him a first-round pick in 2014 against San Diego.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 09:20:00 AM

Chiefs OLB Dee Ford (rib) participated in Monday's training camp practice.

Ford was feared to have suffered a broken rib in Friday's preseason game, but he's good to go. Ford is the Chiefs' No. 3 outside linebacker behind Justin Houston and Tamba Hali. Ford's snaps should grow in his second season.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 05:12:00 PM

Chiefs OLB Dee Ford may have suffered a broken rib in Friday's preseason game.

It's unwelcome news for a player who has already dealt with a concussion this summer. Stuck on the second team behind Justin Houston and Tamba Hali, Ford can't push for more snaps in sub-packages this preseason if he's not on the field.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 01:32:00 AM

Chiefs OLB Dee Ford is being treated for a concussion.

He started showing concussion-like symptoms at the end of Saturday's practice. Ford only played 122 snaps in his rookie year and his path to playing time is still blocked by All-Pro linebackers Justin Houston and Tamba Hali.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 12:49:00 PM

Chiefs OLB Dee Ford remains behind Tamba Hali and Justin Houston on the depth chart.

Ford played on just 122 snaps as a rookie, generating two sacks and five quarterback hurries. It looked like his time was going to come this year, but then Hali agreed to a pay cut. So now Ford, the No. 23 overall pick in 2014, is without a direct path to playing time again. Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton would do well to expand Ford's role, even if it's just more sub-package reps.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 10:54:00 AM

Chiefs signed first-round OLB Dee Ford to a four-year contract.

The deal includes a fifth-year club option for 2018. Ford posted 10.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss in the SEC last season despite missing two games. He didn't participate at the Combine due to medical reasons, but ran 4.59 at his Pro Day with a 10-foot-4 broad jump and 29 bench press reps. Ford will be a sub-package rusher as a rookie and should push for a starting role in 2015.
Sat, May 24, 2014 02:29:00 PM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey believes first-round OLB Dee Ford can be an impact sub this season.

In today's NFL it is important to have a rotation of players that can get to the quarterback, and that is exactly how Dorsey envisions Ford being used in 2014. "What he will do during the course of the game is spell guys," Dorsey said. "That gives you the ability to have your guys fresh rushing the passer late in the game." Ford will be a part-time player this season, but with Justin Houston scheduled for free agency next March, Ford could transition into a starting role in 2015.
Sat, May 24, 2014 11:01:00 AM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Falcons tried to trade back into the first round to draft Dee Ford before he was selected by the Chiefs at No. 23.

GM Thomas Dimitroff desperately wants to upgrade his pass rush, but the cost of moving into the early 20s would have been mountainous. Defensive lineman was clearly Dimitroff's day-one preference, but he settled for Jake Matthews after Jadeveon Clowney and Khalil Mack came off the board in the first five picks.
Fri, May 9, 2014 01:19:00 AM

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