Packers, 49ers reportedly express interest in Dee Ford

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The Chiefs tagged linebacker Dee Ford with a thought toward possibly trading him. And there’s apparently interest in trading for him.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Packers and 49ers have expressed interest in trading for Ford.

Trading a franchise-tagged player entails several steps. Before any trade can be accomplished, the player needs to sign the franchise tender. Given that Ford may be plotting an attack on the decision to tag him as an outside linebacker and not a defensive end, he may not be inclined to do that.

If, of course, the Packers or 49ers (or whoever trades for him) would be offering the kind of long-term deal that Ford would find to be suitable, a possible fight over the franchise tag would become secondary to cashing in.

Then there’s the fact that the draft consists of plenty of great pass rushers. Given the rookie wage scale, it could make more sense to roll the dice on a young player over paying Ford a ton of money.

However it plays out, Ford will have plenty of influence over what happens next, with the ability to prevent a trade by refusing to sign the tender and/or by making it clear that he won’t be signing a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline for doing so.

54 responses to “Packers, 49ers reportedly express interest in Dee Ford

  1. As a 49ers fan, would rather them pick up Landon Collins or Earl Thomas, trade for or draft a young difference-maker at receiver, and draft an edge rusher that will play hungry under a rookie contract.

  2. I’d much rater keep Houston and get something for Ford. Houston is a proven leader even though he’s had his shared of injuries and is gonna give it all no matter what. I just don’t feel that with Ford and would rather get a couple picks

  3. As a Packers fan, would rather them pick up Landon Collins or Earl Thomas, trade for or draft a young difference-maker at receiver, and draft an edge rusher that will play hungry unde

  4. As a 49ers fan, would rather them pick up Landon Collins or Earl Thomas, trade for or draft a young difference-maker at receiver, and draft an edge rusher that will play hungry under a rookie contract.

  5. As a Packers fan, would rather them pick up Landon Collins or Earl Thomas, trade for or draft a young difference-maker at receiver, and draft an edge rusher that will play hungry under a rookie contract.

  6. Bring those draft picks. We need cheap young defenders to go with the best offense in football.

  7. Looks the Pack could get Ford for a 2nd round pick. We will see what happens.

    Ford definately would fit in Pettine’s 3-4 defense and has history with the Packers OLB coach Mike Smith.

    As I’ve said all along, the Packers will be getting at least one edge rusher in FA or through a trade. And another edge in the draft. Which players those will be, is the only question at this point.

    #InGuteWeTrust

    #PackersNation

  8. Ford had 1 good year. I like his speed but he’s a pure pass rusher and a Liability against the run.

    But for 15 sacks a year, for a few years, he should be worth a high second. And as a Chiefs fan, I’d take a 2nd round chance to risk losing him while providing enough cap space to sign a starting safety and a ILB.

  9. Last time I saw him he was costing the Chiefs a trip to the SB by lining up offsides, Brian Billick used to say “dumb loses football games”, I wouldn’t give a 7th rounder for this dipstick.

  10. It’s a fact the draft consists of many great pass rushers,lmao,great means nothing nowadays.

  11. seriously? i mean, he’s a good-not great- player but i wouldn’t trade any more than a 4th for him, especially since he will want near $20 million a year-which is now the market for pass rushers.

  12. Packers always say they have an interest in X until the reality sets in that X wants to be paid real money. They they go to Y or Z like a Grahm or Bennet who take the money and give nothing in return because they were over the hill to begin with.
    You get what you pay for sometimes and the Pack dont want to pay anything.

  13. Too much cheaper defensive talent at the top of the draft.
    The Packers will add a proven pass rusher through Free Agency, Preston Smith comes to mind, but I don’t foresee this trade coming off.
    Unless, of course, KC is just looking to just squeeze a draft pick out of someone that doesn’t involve a #1.

    Though there’s been absolutely no talk of this, I wouldn’t have minded bringing back Clay Matthews, at a reasonable price, to see if he could maintain his burst as a situational pass rusher.

  14. Ian Rapoport also said the other day that Antonio Brown was trades to the Bills. I’d rather have a more reliable report other than this clown.

  15. While the talent is cheaper in the draft, you also dont know if those players can play at an NFL level, also with the contract concerns moving forward, is an issue, the chiefs have traded tagged players before like Jared Allen who was much better rusher in my opinion.

    If the Packers traded a 2nd, I would be ok with it, maybe a 2nd and a 4th or later, but nothing more.

  16. “I’d rather have a more reliable report”

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    He didn’t say the trade was a done deal. He just said the Packers and 49ers have expressed interest in Dee Ford. That is a fact that he reported.

  17. Didn’t he cost his team a SB berth when he was caught lined up offsides and gave the Patriots an opportunity to score a go ahead TD? A great pass rusher should always make sure that he never lines up offsides or getting drawn offsides by a hard count by the QB.

  18. The Packers couldn’t afford HA HA how can they afford Dee Ford
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    More like they refused to pay what he thought he was worth.

  19. George Paras says:
    March 9, 2019 at 12:42 pm
    The Packers couldn’t afford HA HA how can they afford Dee Ford
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    If a s safety is your highest paid player on defense, you have made a mistake, and should have spent the money on the 9 players that line up in front of him.

    That would be equal to paying to an offensive guard huge $ while not having a quality starting Left Tackle.

    Pointless

  20. The Packers didn’t not pay HaHa. They no longer wanted him and traded him.

    Have a extra pick in the 4th round this year because of it.

    We have a quality GM who makes wise, tactical decisions. Not some clown like Rick Spielman.

  21. No doubt Dee Ford would Antonio Brown the Packers and refuse to reports there. Why would he want to play for that D and have to live in Green Bay at the same time? As oppose to getting to live his life in a place like say SF. Quality of life is a factor too in where these players choose to go.

  22. Quality of life is a factor too in where these players choose to go.
    __________

    Depends whats important to you… you want to go out and have papparazzi chasing you around or new hip clubs to go to… those places may not be for you.

    If football is important to you and you want to focus your energy on that its a great place.

  23. Packers have plenty of cap room. He’s a good fit in GB,… better than having a rookie.
    4 years, $60 mil, $20 mil guaranteed. That way you can still draft an edge rusher and let him learn the ropes for a couple years. Packers can move on from Ford after 2 years with no cap hit.
    And you can use the 1st 3 picks to improve the O Line and WR. Need a SS too.

  24. cheeseisfattening says:
    March 9, 2019 at 4:06 pm
    No doubt Dee Ford would Antonio Brown the Packers and refuse to reports there. Why would he want to play for that D and have to live in Green Bay at the same time? As oppose to getting to live his life in a place like say SF. Quality of life is a factor too in where these players choose to go.
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    Ford could go to SF and become the NFL Man of the Year next year by cleaning up all the Human Feces in the streets from all the drug addicted homeless. What a beautiful disaster the city of San Fran is.

  25. #The-Best-Fans-in-the-NFLsays:

    March 9, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Packers have plenty of cap room. He’s a good fit in GB,… better than having a rookie.
    4 years, $60 mil, $20 mil guaranteed. That way you can still draft an edge rusher and let him learn the ropes for a couple years. Packers can move on from Ford after 2 years with no cap hit.
    And you can use the 1st 3 picks to improve the O Line and WR. Need a SS too.
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    I don’t think you understand contracts. If they sign him to your terms of 4 years 20 million guaranteed and cut him after year 2 they would still owe 10 million which could get split if designated a post June 1st cap hit so they would have either 5 million in dead cap over 2 years or 10 million in dead cap for 1 year.

  26. ariani1985 says: March 9, 2019 at 2:27 pm
    Teddy Thompson looks the part of a cap demoligist!
    ariani1985 says: March 9, 2019 at 5:32 pm
    Slick rick is playing magic tricks while ted Thompson is sleeping at the truck stop!
    ———————————————————————
    While it pains me to correct trolls, as it requires acknowledging them, trolling NFL GMs may be more effective if you actually know who they are.

  27. SundaySwamiSaysDontDisagreeWithPftOrYourCommentWontBePosted says:
    I don’t think you understand contracts. If they sign him to your terms of 4 years 20 million guaranteed and cut him after year 2 they would still owe 10 million which could get split if designated a post June 1st cap hit so they would have either 5 million in dead cap over 2 years or 10 million in dead cap for 1 year.
    >>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<
    Not so,…. If they give him a signing bonus, that prorates over the contract. If they waive him then the remaining prorated signing bonus is dead. It all depends on how the contract is structured.

  28. The green and yellow had the opportunity last year for Mack and did not pull the trigger. Ford is not in the same league as Mack, but I can see gutey wanting to make his first splash deal. He is going to break the bank for this guy. Gutey is a clown. Aaron is not got to be happy

  29. #The-Best-Fans-in-the-NFLsays:

    March 9, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    SundaySwamiSaysDontDisagreeWithPftOrYourCommentWontBePosted says:
    I don’t think you understand contracts. If they sign him to your terms of 4 years 20 million guaranteed and cut him after year 2 they would still owe 10 million which could get split if designated a post June 1st cap hit so they would have either 5 million in dead cap over 2 years or 10 million in dead cap for 1 year.
    >>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<
    Not so,…. If they give him a signing bonus, that prorates over the contract. If they waive him then the remaining prorated signing bonus is dead. It all depends on how the contract is structured.
    —————–
    No when you waive someone the prorated bonus isn't just dead and doesn't go away it either accelerates into the current season or is split between that year and the following. 20 million guaranteed over 4 years is 20 million and it accounts for 5 million each year whether he's on the roster or not so if they cut him like you said after year 2 those last 2 years still have either 5 million a year in dead cap space or 10 million in 1 but either way there's dead cap space so what you said is wrong they couldn't cut him without penalty. The only way they could cut him after year 2 with no penalty is to not give him a signing bonus and there's exactly 0 chance he would agree to a deal like that.

  30. I believe you are both right. The money is dead money, but dead money counts against the salary cap. You cannot make guaranteed money disappear.

  31. rrbernier1 says:

    March 10, 2019 at 8:03 am

    I believe you are both right. The money is dead money, but dead money counts against the salary cap. You cannot make guaranteed money disappear.
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    Which is exactly what I’m stating. Dead money counts against the cap.
    His statement of
    “4 years, $60 mil, $20 mil guaranteed….Packers can move on from Ford after 2 years with no cap hit.” is false. There would be a cap hit.

  32. We don’t know what players the Packers will be obtaining next week or in the coming weeks.

    One thing we do know is that the troll will be jealous and triggered and spending all of his life here crying about whatever the Packers do on his 90+ screen names.

    Status quo.

    Poor Barney.

  33. @ SundaySwamiSaysDontDisagreeWithPftOrYourCommentWontBePosted says:

    rrbernier1 says:
    I believe you are both right. The money is dead money, but dead money counts against the salary cap. You cannot make guaranteed money disappear.
    >>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<
    He is correct, guaranteed money does not disappear.
    Here's an example. They can pay Ford on a 4 year deal $60 mil / $20 mil guaranteed, Year 1 $12mil / year 2 $14 mil / year 3 $16 mil / year 4 $18 mil. No signing bonus. Year 1 and 2 equals $26 mil,…. right ? That covers the guarantee / dead money,….. no cap hit. The only prorated money would be if they gave him a signing bonus. But there is no signing bonus.
    Go look at Spotrac. There are dozens of deals like this.

  34. @ #The-Best-Fans-in-the-NFL

    As i already said the “only way they could cut him after year 2 with no penalty is to not give him a signing bonus and there’s exactly 0 chance he would agree to a deal like that.”
    With the franchise tag he’s already guaranteed 15.4 million. No way does he not get a signing bonus somewhere if traded and even less of a chance he would take a pay cut in year 1 like in your recent scenario.

  35. As a Packers fan, would rather them pick up Landon Collins or Earl Thomas, trade for or draft a young difference-maker at receiver, and draft an edge rusher that will play hungry under a rookie contract.
    =====

    Why would the Giants let Collins out the door if he was a franchise DB?.. think about that.

    Thomas? I guess if the target demo is washed up former Seahawks, there’s your gold standard.. Dude had 2 seasons end on the same broken leg.

    These 2 aren’t the answer to the Packers S problems.

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