49ers release DE Dee Ford
The 49ers on Wednesday announced the release of defensive end Dee Ford.
It’s not a surprise that San Francisco is making this move after two full seasons of injury woes related to a back ailment for Ford. General manager John Lynch on Tuesday intimated a move like this was coming.
"I can tell you guys the next couple days they’re working through some things, the league PA and all that, but you know, I think you guys will see a transaction and, you know, leave it at that," Lynch said in a press conference.
The 49ers acquired Ford in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2019 offseason and signed him to a five-year contract worth $85.5 million with $33.35 million guaranteed.
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In three years with the club Ford played in 18 games and posted 9.5 sacks. San Francisco after a couple restructures will carry a dead cap hit of $5.8 million over the next two seasons, and $920,000 in three seasons after that.