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Dee Ford | Linebacker | #55

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 252
College: Auburn
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (23) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Chiefs declared OLB Dee Ford (back), OLB Tamba Hali (knee), DE Allen Bailey (knee), WR Albert Wilson (hamstring), QB Tyler Bray, OL Jordan Devey, and OL Parker Ehinger inactive for Week 11 against the Giants.
There are no surprises in this list. Even with Ford and Hali sidelined, the Chiefs should be able to get pressure against the Giants' bad and banged-up offensive line. It is a bit chalky, but the Chiefs are a great DST play this week. Nov 19 - 11:31 AM

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Chiefs OLB Dee Ford re-injured his back in the Week 8 win over the Broncos.

Ford had a back injury earlier this season, missing Week 4. He again hurt it this past Monday night, needing an MRI, and didn't practice on Wednesday. Ford has just two sacks this season after racking up 10 in 2016.
Nov 1 - 12:55 PM

Chiefs OLB Dee Ford (back) has been ruled out for Week 4.

Ford never looked likely to play after missing practice all week. The Chiefs will go with Tanoh Kpassagnon and Frank Zombo opposite Justin Houston.
Source: ESPN
Sep 30 - 2:20 PM

Chiefs OLB Dee Ford left Sunday's Week 3 game against the Chargers with a hip injury and will not return.

It's a new injury for Ford, who was limited by a shoulder issue at practice this week. He recorded one tackle before exiting in the third quarter.
Sep 24 - 6:50 PM

Chiefs exercised OLB Dee Ford's fifth-year team option for 2018.

Ford took over as the starter ahead of Tamba Hali late in 2015, pushing Hali into a rotational role behind Ford and All-Pro Justin Houston. Ford received positive marks from Pro Football Focus for his pass rush in 2016 and recorded a career-best 10 sacks. He should continue to see one-on-one matchups opposite Houston. Ford has 15.5 sacks through three seasons.
May 1 - 12:35 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 11:28:00 AM

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.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 05:35:00 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.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 03:56:00 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.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 02:52:00 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
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 09:17:00 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.
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 11:08:00 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.
Mon, Jan 4, 2016 01:08:00 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

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