49ers cut Dee Ford

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The 49ers made it official Wednesday afternoon, announcing the release of defensive end Dee Ford.

General Manager John Lynch intimated earlier in the day that the 49ers would be cutting Ford after working through some financial considerations.

The team sent a second-round choice to the Chiefs in 2019 to acquire Ford, who then signed a five-year, $85.5 million deal with San Francisco. But he appeared in only 18 regular-season games, playing 378 snaps and making 9.5 sacks in three seasons with the 49ers.

Back issues limited Ford to seven games the past two seasons.

The 49ers also announced the additions of cornerback Jason Verrett and tight end Charlie Woerner to the active/physically unable to perform list. Defensive lineman Kalia Davis began camp on the active/non-football injury list.

23 responses to “49ers cut Dee Ford

  1. John Lynch is in over his head, this is impacting the team drastically. They need to cut ties with Lynch before he continues to destroy this franchise further.

  2. Just imagine if Ford had worked out and he produced like in KC, that would have been one of the most formidable defensive fronts of all time. Can’t blame the Niners for taking a shot. Glad to see him go though so we could give some of that scratch to Deebo.

  3. “Another sterling lynch acquisition.”

    Trent Williams

    Not too shabby. And they went to a super bowla nd an NFC Championship in the last3 years. Most teams did not do nearly as well.

  4. Back issues are hard to overcome, especially at his position. Ask Green Bay about Z Smith.

  5. Dude got $41 million from the Niners. You can see why the owners love those rookie contracts.

  6. Appreciated him being offsides in the last Super Bowl run for the Pats that was hilarious.

  7. Best known for costing the Chiefs a trip to the Super Bowl and a more than likely victory. Hope he is out of the league, I cannot stand to see his name in print.

  8. Yeah this wasn’t a very good move. Even with the Chiefs he was just OK. The only thing that isn’t surprising about this article is the Niners placing Verrett on the PUP list. Dude lives on the inactive list.

  9. If his back is a problem his best bet is to retire, take the year off taking HGH and all that for a few months. Get it out of you and come back next year. But also dial in the nutrition. I’d get put on as a patient of Dr Joel Wallach and take the year off. If the back is still a lingering problem you will end your career stressing it.

  10. Back injuries are no joke. You have to feel bad for the guy. Enormous Talent, Relentless motor, and you can’t blame anyone for wanting him on their team. However he does have millions of dollars to comfort him now that his career is over, so I don’t feel as bad for him as I would for you or I.

  11. bigezkdeezy says:
    July 27, 2022 at 5:04 pm
    Just imagine if Ford had worked out and he produced like in KC, that would have been one of the most formidable defensive fronts of all time. Can’t blame the Niners for taking a shot.

    Yes you can. Dee had one healthy and great season in KC. We were all shocked that Veach was able to flip Dee for a 2nd round pick.

  12. Lots of players earning Ford’s kind of money leave a team and go on the Ring of Honor, have their jersey retired, or get promoted to management. Instead, Ford gets the Inactive List named after him.

  13. got to love these idiots who want to get rid of lynch and shanny, I guess they are dreaming of the good old days of Tomsula

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