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Chiefs Pick Up OLB Dee Ford’s Fifth-Year Option

Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey announced Monday that they’ve exercised OLB Dee Ford’s fifth-year option.

The fifth-year option will run the Chiefs $8,718,000 million for the 2018 season, according to Joel Corry, but is guaranteed only for injury and won’t prevent them from working on a long-term extension over the next year.

Ford is coming off of a solid 2016 season in which his pass-rushing ability was on display.

Ford, 26, was taken with the No. 23 overall pick by the Chiefs back in 2014. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $8.158 million rookie contract and stands to make base salaries of $1,532,550 for the 2017 season.

In 2017, Ford appeared in 15 games and recorded 38 tackles, 10 sacks, a forced fumbles and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 64 edge rusher out of 109 qualifying players.

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