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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Jun 25 - 9:17 PM
Source: ESPN

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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'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

Chiefs selected Auburn OLB Dee Ford with the No. 23 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Ford (6-foot-2 1/8, 252) was the SEC's most statistically prolific pass rusher in 2013, tallying 10.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss despite missing the first two games with a left knee sprain. Ford's medical has been something of a concern after he was shut down at the Combine due to a 2011 back operation. He rebounded to run 4.59 at the Tigers' Pro Day with a 10-foot-4 broad jump, 35 1/2-inch vertical, and 29 reps on the bench. Although Ford is smallish for an every-down NFL defender, he will be an instant impact edge rusher. Ford will be a sub-package rusher behind Tamba Hali and Justin Houston as a rookie. The Chiefs can cut Hali in 2015 and save $9 million.
Thu, May 8, 2014 10:52:00 PM

Auburn DE Dee Ford clocked forty times of 4.53 and 4.59 at the Tigers' Pro Day.

Ford measured in at 6-foot-2 1/8 and 244 pounds after weighing in at 252 at the Scouting Combine. He also benched 225 pounds 29 times, recorded a 35 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-4 broad jump Tuesday. It's very possible he dropped weight to run a quicker forty. In reality, he should be running forties this quickly because he's pretty light. Ford didn't work out at the Combine due to medical reasons. This should solidify Ford as a first-round pick in May.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 12:56:00 PM

Auburn DE Dee Ford has withdrawn from NFL Combine workouts for medical reasons.

According to the NFL Network, exams revealed an issue relating to a 2011 surgery Ford underwent for a herniated disc in his lower back. For now, it doesn't look like a major red flag. The projected first-round pick says he feels fine and ESPN's Louis Riddick hears doctors are just being "cautious." Auburn's pro day is scheduled for March 4.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 09:48:00 AM

Auburn DE Dee Ford measured 6-foot-2 1/8 and 252 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine weigh-in.

His college listing was just 240, and Ford weighed 243 as recently as the Senior Bowl, so his weight gain was a pleasant pre-draft surprise. Ford also has 32 7/8-inch arms and a 77-inch wingspan. Teams seem to envision Ford as more of a situational pass rusher, but he can rush the quarterback and that is one of the most valuable traits in the NFL. He's a likely first-round pick.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 02:16:00 PM

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