And then there were none.
Dee Ford has officially signed his contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Ford’s signing means all six of Kansas City’s draft picks are signed and ready to go for the 2014 season, well ahead of July’s training camp. Rookie minicamp begins today.
Ford played rush end and outside linebacker at the Auburn University. He saw action in 52 games (20 starts) recording 93 tackles (59 solo), 20.5 sacks (-163 yards), 27.5 tackles for loss and 40 pressures. He added three forced fumbles, two pass breakups and one interception. Ford was named first-team All-SEC his senior season and recorded 2.0 sacks in the BCS title game vs. Florida State.
How Kansas City intends to use Ford early in the season is unclear given that they have both Justin Houston and Tamba Hali on the outside. For sure Ford will spell them whenever either Hali or Houston gets tired but we don’t know what the plans are to get all three of Hali, Houston, and Ford on the field.
Drafted 23rd overall, Over the Cap estimates Ford’s contract to be worth $8,158,700 in total with a $4,253,600 signing bonus.