49ers To Place Dee Ford On IR

The 49ers will place edge rusher Dee Ford on injured reserve this week, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan (Twitter link via NBC Sports’ Matt Maiocco). With that, Ford will be held out for a minimum of three games.

Ford played 46 snaps in the 49ers’ Week 1 loss to the Cardinals, but back issues have kept him out ever since. As it turns out, the Niners didn’t need much help against the Jets and Giants, drumming New York’s teams with ease in Weeks 2 and 3. Still, it’s another frustrating setback for both Ford and the Niners. The 29-year-old registered 6.5 sacks last year despite missing five games, and he was said to be looking sharp after offseason knee surgery.

The 49ers sent a second-round draft pick to the Chiefs in 2019 to acquire Ford in a tag-and-trade deal. The impressive edge rusher managed 13 sacks for Kansas City in 2018, but his five-year, $85MM contract has yet to really pay off for John Lynch & Co. Even when he did suit up last year, Ford had to be restricted by a pitch count, putting him on the field for just 22% of SF’s defensive snaps.

The 49ers — sans Ford — will face the Eagles at home on Sunday night.

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  1. crosseyedlemon

    I was expecting nentwigs to lead off with a pun about the 49ers parking the FORD. Oh well…

  2. atuck_sfg

    Ford is an acronym for Fix Or Repair Daily, maybe he just needs to change his last name to Chevy or something and that will solve things…

  3. nentwigs

    Not only is Dee Ford out,
    but also…
    Dee Lincoln
    Dee Cadillac
    Dee Buick
    Dee Chevrolet
    Dee Chrysler
    Dee Dodge
    Dee Nissan
    Dee Toyota
    Dee Honda
    Dee Mazda
    Dee Subaru
    Dee Hyundai
    Dee Kia

    How are the players supposed to get to the game


    Dee Porsche
    Dee Ferrari
    Dee Jaguar
    Dee Maserati
    Dee Bentley
    Dee Rolls-Royce
    Dee Lamborghini


  4. crosseyedlemon

    I suppose the 49ers could go back to the future with a De(e)Lorean.

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