Chiefs agree to trade Dee Ford to 49ers

Trading Dee Ford shows Chiefs are willing to lose a marquee player for a better fit

In a blockbuster trade Tuesday, the Chiefs agreed to send Ford, a five-year veteran, to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a 2020 second-round pick, a source confirmed to The Athletic.

The 49ers finally landed a premier pass rusher off the edge.

Sounds like the #49ers will give Dee Ford a multi-year deal once the trade becomes official in the line of 5 years/$87.5M, per source.

Ford is coming off the best season of his career, piling up 13 sacks and forcing an NFL-leading seven fumbles.

The 27-year-old represents a major upgrade for a 49ers defensive front in search of edge-rush talent to complement its impressive crop of players on the interior. The 49ers also deploy a 4-3 scheme that would likely feature Ford as the LEO, or weakside edge rusher.

Real Madrid set to re-appoint Zidane after Solari is sacked
Real now lie in third place in La Liga , 12 points behind leaders and arch rivals Barcelona and neighbors Atletico Madrid . During his first spell with the club, over the course of less than three seasons, he managed to win nine trophies.

San Francisco also holds the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft, which could still allow them to find a pass-rushing tag-team partner for Ford.

After missing out on Odell Beckham Jr., the Niners are set to add Dee Ford in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Kansas City has hired Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator and is changing its base defensive system from a 3-4 to a 4-3, which would have necessitated a position change for Ford and Justin Houston, who was released by Kansas City. But after the Chiefs made that move, it was reported the team did so with the intention of trading him. He had no sacks or tackles in the Chiefs' AFC Championship Game home loss to the New England Patriots.

The franchise tag for an outside linebacker next season is just over $15.4 million.

Ford will reportedly receive a significant contract extension from the 49ers.

Related News:



Most liked

California Gov. Gavin Newsom to Suspend Death Penalty, Defy Voters, Victims
It has discriminated against defendants who are mentally ill, black and brown, or can't afford expensive legal representation. Newsom said he anxious that the executions of more than 20 inmates who have exhausted their appeals would be resumed.

New reports rain serious doubt on the Earl Thomas-to-Browns rumors
By unloading Beckham, the Giants have committed to Saquon Barkley as the face of the franchise. For the past decade, seeing the Cleveland Browns on the schedule was often viewed as a treat.

Juventus vs Atletico Madrid Live Stream Reddit for Champions League
Ronaldo nearly scored when his long-range free kick forced Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak to make a hard save in the ninth minute. This will require another superhuman effort from Cristiano Ronaldo , but if anyone can muster up those vital goals, it is him.

Serge Ibaka, Marquese Chriss Both Suspended For In-Game Fight
Ibaka and Chriss both went for the ball following a full-court pass as they tried to beat the buzzer to end the quarter. The Raptors , showing signs of being exhausted in their third straight road game, struggled throughout the contest.

US says North Korea diplomacy 'very much alive,' but watching rocket site
He said the Hanoi summit showed how "difficult" and "painful" it would be to achieve de-nuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula. State media showed footage of him casting his vote at a polling centre at Pyongyang's Kim Chaek University of Technology.

George Foreman's Daughter Is Found Dead
According to TMZ , "Her parents also didn't enjoy her being in the ring ... so George reportedly paid her to quit". That year she won her first five fights, three by knockout, and lost her sixth in 2001.

Captain Marvel fights off online trolls with $455m opening weekend
The movie, starring Brie Larson as Danvers, took in $153 million U.S. in its first weekend in North American theatres. The real question is whether it has staying power at the box office. "I don't know how it's any different".

Tucker Carlson Unapologetic Over Audio of Comments Critics Call Misogynistic
In another appearance, he implied that women like being instructed by men to "just be quiet and kind of do what you're told". Fox News spokespeople did not respond to The Daily Beast's request for comment, nor to TPM's request.

Star-studded wedding for India's Ambani scion, World News & Top Stories
Photos on Twitter showed elaborate floral decorations and celebrities posing on a lawn before the wedding. Cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan and Hardik Pandya are also turning up.

United Kingdom home secretary criticised over death of Shamima Begum's baby
Kirsty McNeill, a director at Save the Children UK, said it is possible the baby's death could have been avoided. But the spokesperson added the UK Foreign Office "has consistently advised against travel to Syria" since 2011.

Hazard rescues draw for Chelsea against Wolves
But Wolves turned the game around and caught us on two deadly counter attacks, leaving us beaten and Maurizio Sarri in trouble. Having just lost to Tottenham, breaking our unbeaten run, we were in need of positive results to set things right again.

Solskjaer unhappy with slow start as Man United stumble at Arsenal
Despite the negatives, Solskjaer's men were actually unfortunate to at least not have scored a goal if not equalise the tie. Moreover, Manchester United had as many as 10 regular players unavailable for the game owing to injuries and suspensions.

R. Kelly released from jail after being held for unpaid child support
And as he walked out of jail , Kelly had words for the cameras and media members that gathered there to document his freedom, too. The Grammy winner's arrest came just hours after he appeared in an explosive interview with CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King .

Gayle King Says Azriel Clary's 'Terrified' Parents Called Her About Their Daughter
As for what they hope comes of Kelly's legal woes, Timothy admitted to Gayle that he hopes the singer will "rot in jail". The picture, she said, was taken by her makeup artist, who King said she did not even realize was in the room.

Political crisis hurts Trudeau's image as elections loom
Jody Wilson-Raybould was swept out of cabinet for not giving Trudeau the decision he wanted. Trudeau's government has "allowed for some diversity of thought", Mochama said.