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Reports: Chiefs to trade Dee Ford to 49ers

Posted: 8:25 PM, Mar 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-12 23:00:41-04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have traded linebacker Dee Ford to the San Francisco 49ers, according to several reports Tuesday night.

ESPN's Josina Anderson reported the 49ers will give Ford a deal worth around $87.5 million over a five-year span.

The reported trade comes one week after the Chiefs placed a franchise tag on Ford. But after the Chiefs made that move, it was reported the team did so with the intention of trading him.

The Chiefs drafted Ford out of Auburn in 2014. In five seasons with Kansas City, Ford has recorded 103 total tackles and 30.5 sacks. His best year was the 2018 season, when he recorded 55 tackles and 13 sacks.

In return for Ford, the Chiefs will reportedly receive a 2020 second-round pick.

The trade cannot become official until the new league year begins on Wednesday.