49ers set to acquire Dee Ford

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Talks between the 49ers and Chiefs about a trade for pass rusher Dee Ford have reportedly advanced to a point where Ford is talking about a new deal with the Niners.

Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that deal is set to be for five years and $87.5 million.

Albert Breer of SI.com reports that the teams have agreed on compensation assuming the talks on a new deal get done. The 49ers would send a 2020 second-round pick to the Chiefs in exchange for Ford’s services.

Ford was given the franchise tag by the Chiefs earlier this month and signing that tag would be another box to check before the trade could be completed.

The move would make Ford the second pass rusher to leave the Chiefs this offseason if it is completed. Justin Houston was released last week as the team begins to shift their defensive makeup with Steve Spagnuolo taking over as the defensive coordinator.

52 responses to “49ers set to acquire Dee Ford

  1. Now dispose of Berry and prepare to draft a top corner or two (on rookie deals). Top priority…get all offensive weapons signed along with Chris Jones.

  2. And they still don’t have a QB… enjoy duking it out with the Cards for the NFCW cellar…

  3. Would rather have had a 2nd round pick in this year’s draft, but something tells me Brett Veach is going to use this pick to package with something else for a better pick in this year’s draft. 🙂 Good job Veach.

  4. Lynch finally won one.

    I’m going to be honest: I think Ford is a good player, but blowing a deal with OBJ, if that happened, is horrible.

    As a 30-plus-year SF fan, all will be forgiven — on my end — if he can manage to sign Earl, gets one of the top defensive line guys in the draft at 2, or a stud receiver in some combo at 2 overall and the second-rounder.

    Bummer on OBJ. Something tells me we are all about to get sick of hearing Mayfield succeed. Browns are about to be legit.

  5. The action today has been a ton of fun to sit back and watch roll in! Lots of big names on the move! Keep the trades coming, NFL!

  6. Front 7 was very decent last year, add Kwan, Ford, and Bosa. Could be special if Thomas comes……

  7. It seems odd that KC is allowing Ford to leave. Houston release can be attributed to age and size of contract. You pay Ford though, if for no other reason, than not to lose the combined production at a critical position on the defensive side of the ball. 4-3 DEs and 3-4 OlBs are top 3 need positions for any pro team.

  8. Ford was horrible against the run.I was so sick of watching teams run the ball down our throat and keep mahomes off the field. I am all for this. Blow the 31st tank defense up bring in a new scheme, develop young players(all of last years draft picks) and draft with your first three picks this year. Keep the defense young and low contracts.
    Now sign Jared cook and the offense will be even more deadly

  9. sportoficionado says:
    It seems odd that KC is allowing Ford to leave. Houston release can be attributed to age and size of contract. You pay Ford though, if for no other reason, than not to lose the combined production at a critical position on the defensive side of the ball. 4-3 DEs and 3-4 OlBs are top 3 need positions for any pro team.
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    KC has to look forward to future cap space because signing Mahommes is gonna be a big chunk of the cap. Granted he's only entering his 3rd year, BUT it might be financially smart to extend his contract after the 2019 season. QB's aren't going to get any cheaper by waiting.

  10. Wow, now it looks the Bears got a super bargain contract for Khalil Mack,(making him the highest paid defensive player in the nfl) after seeing two guys like Trey Flowers, and Dee Ford get ppaid for being one year wonders.

  11. It seems odd that KC is allowing Ford to leave. Houston release can be attributed to age and size of contract. You pay Ford though, if for no other reason, than not to lose the combined production at a critical position on the defensive side of the ball. 4-3 DEs and 3-4 OlBs are top 3 need positions for any pro team.

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    Not really odd .. Spags was very hesitant when asked if Ford fit his system (he doesn’t seem to be a great fit), and he’s been injury prone except for one great year last season. I suspect there is much more talent on this defense than it seemed, and a new system will bring it out … plus a wonderful year to need defense thanks to the draft and free agent depth on that side of the ball. Good off-season to need defense!!

  12. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    March 12, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Cue the KC fans crying about him costing them a trip to the Super Bowl, despite the failure of the KC defense in OT.

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    Point is … there wouldn’t have been an OT if a certain Mr. Ford, who hadn’t had a decent season after drafting him until his contract year … hadn’t stupidly lined up off-side and cost the Chiefs a Super Bowl trip this past season. That’s just fact, not whining. Pass was intercepted, lined up off-sides. Fact.

  13. Dee Ford will be remembered in Chiefs Kingdom as the guy who lined up offsides and cost us a Super Bowl berth. Case settled. Any other opinions don’t matter. That’s what happened. Fact. We will live with it for years until Patrick delivers a Super Bowl win. 🙂

  14. dfwhawkguy says:
    March 12, 2019 at 9:06 pm
    And they still don’t have a QB… enjoy duking it out with the Cards for the NFCW cellar…
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    You might wanna go compared AZ’s roster to SEA’s. AZ’s roster is better than SEA’s literally almost everywhere, EDGE w/ Nick Bosa coming as well in the near future, ILB, Safety, CB . Offensively the OL is much better shape w/ the OL healthy along with the additions they’ve made w/ the draft still ahead, AZ is better at WR, RB and arguably TE. The one position SEA edges AZ is QB and even that might not be reality for that much longer if Josh Rosen continues improving this next season with a lot more around him in a much more modern offense built around his strengths. O and on top of all the additions Arizona has made they have 11 picks in the upcoming draft including the 1st pick in each of the 7 rounds and they’re in the perfect position to trade down & add more picks in the 1st or 2nd round.
    SEA’s roster around Russell Wilson is not good and they’ve gotten even worse since the season ended. They’re a team in decline yet you talk about them as if they’re the 85 Bears. That roster before losing the players they just did to F/A was a 3-4 win team w/ out Wilson & it just got worse.

  15. I don’t blame Ford so much for the offsides. Even though it cost the Chiefs a spot in the Super Bowl, with Mahomes, we’re going to be there about every other year for the next 15 seasons. We don’t want to get greedy. What I blame Ford for is being a complete non-factor against the run for the last 4 years. Getting a very high 2nd round pick for a guy who was totally one-dimensional in his best (i.e. contract) year, and non-existent in the other 3, is a pretty nice haul. Especially as terrible as the 49ers are going to be next season. Good job Veach, nice offseason so far.

  16. Ford was traded because he’s not a 4/3 DE. And wait until you see teams run at him, pure speed rusher. One trick pony and I’m glad someone else is paying him 17 million per year. Sure he’s fast, and had good sack totals but he still helped contribute to the 31st defense. Good luck in SF I’ll take the 17 million in savings and gladly put it elsewhere.

  17. savagenation2011 says:
    March 12, 2019 at 9:09 pm
    Look out for the Niners with all their injured players back
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    Look out for over a dozen teams with all their injured players back.

  18. Right now, I cannot name a Chiefs starter on defense. Is Eric Berry still with the team ? This team played in the AFC championship game.

  19. Yep this is the guy who will forever be remembered for stopping the Chiefs from going to the Superbowl, I’m not even a player in that locker room and know that every sight of him had he stick around would have aggravated me beyond belief especially the guys on the OFFENSE,

    Because let’s face it the Defense was of no use to them for the whole entire season and they couldn’t even for one play step up and be counted on.

  20. KC letting both edge rusher walk isn’t really about money, it is about scheme – they are wasted/negated as DE’s in Spag’s 4-3.

  21. Point is … there wouldn’t have been an OT if a certain Mr. Ford, who hadn’t had a decent season after drafting him until his contract year … hadn’t stupidly lined up off-side and cost the Chiefs a Super Bowl trip this past season. That’s just fact, not whining. Pass was intercepted, lined up off-sides. Fact.

    Point is : TB12 saw the flag, and that he had a free play- FACT! That’s why he’s won SIX Super Bowls.

  22. briangraydon says:
    March 13, 2019 at 3:21 am
    Love the hate. Niners will be fine. The Chiefs fans should be scared. Going backwards and not looking good.
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    Dumping huge contracts from the 27th ranked rush defense and 31st ranked pass defense is going backwards? Berry is next, so stand by for more backing up in your bizarro world.

  23. BraceForImpact says:
    March 12, 2019 at 9:48 pm
    A 2020 second rounder in exchange for him seems like this is the best trade for Lynch thus far.
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    I think you guys should swing for the fences now and go after Thomas. Bosa and Ford on the edges…Sherman shutting down his side of the field…Earl patrolling the deep third…Niners could have a nasty, nasty defense.

  24. It’s rare when circumstance can create a situation where a loss can be put onto one player specifically but in this case…

    Dee Ford cost the Chiefs the Super Bowl. Just like Gary Anderson cost the Vikings a SB. and Scott Norwood the Bills a SB win.

  25. jeffz303 says:
    March 12, 2019 at 11:15 pm
    I don’t blame Ford so much for the offsides. Even though it cost the Chiefs a spot in the Super Bowl, with Mahomes, we’re going to be there about every other year for the next 15 seasons.

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    That’s what Dolphins fans thought with Dan Marino

  26. Bye bye Dee Ford, hope he can line up in the proper spot for you all! He’s too small to be a defensive end in a 4-3 anyways! KC Chiefs to the Super Bowl this year!!!

  27. jeffz303 says:
    March 12, 2019 at 11:15 pm
    Especially as terrible as the 49ers are going to be next season.

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    Not so fast there sir, things looking up for SF in 2019

  28. dfwhawkguy says:
    March 12, 2019 at 9:06 pm
    And they still don’t have a QB… enjoy duking it out with the Cards for the NFCW cellar…
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    Unfortunatley our QB has a higher winning percentage than Russel Wilson.

  29. Khalil Mack had 12.5 sacks last year and Dee Ford had 13. We paid half of what Khalil Mack got for Dee Ford. Haters can hate – we got a steal. Arik Armstead, D-Fo, Dee Ford and either Bosa or Allen. Have fun NFL.

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