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Dee Ford scratched for old lower back issue

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We’ve found out why Dee Ford’s not working out today, and it’s something he’ll have a chance to prove himself recovered from later.

According to Steve Wyche of the NFL Network, Ford was flagged by league doctors because of a lower back issue, related to a 2011 procedure for a herniated disc.

While Auburn’s pro day is just more than a week away (March 4), Ford has plenty of time to prove himself well in a private workout, considering the NFL Draft has been pushed to May 8-10.

Doctors assembled in Indianapolis probably lean toward caution anyway, and being held out of workouts isn’t a killer.

Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was held out because of a heart issue, which caused concern at first. But it was later revealed to be related to a virus, and he went on to be picked 14th overall and had a tremendous rookie year.

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6 Responses to “Dee Ford scratched for old lower back issue”
  1. green41563 says: Feb 24, 2014 10:40 AM

    And this is why you don’t open your mouth.

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 24, 2014 11:43 AM

    He looks like a little person compared to that OT in the pic….

  3. nowillrepeat says: Feb 24, 2014 12:00 PM

    He gets sick better than Clowney

  4. gatorprof says: Feb 24, 2014 5:29 PM

    Just want every NFL team wants…

    A undersized DE, with a bad back and a big mouth.

  5. trevor123698 says: Feb 24, 2014 6:31 PM

    do not pick this man

  6. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Feb 24, 2014 9:48 PM

    The back issue isn’t going to be found to be related to a virus so it’s got to be a concern for teams. Can’t make the club in the tub.

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