Chiefs Place OLB Dee Ford On Injured Reserve, Sign DT Justin Hamilton

The Kansas City Chiefs announced Thursday evening that they’ve placed OLB Dee Ford on injured reserve and signed DT Justin Hamilton off of the Eagles’ practice squad.

Ford, 26, was taken with the No. 23 overall pick by the Chiefs back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $8.158 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $1,532,550 for the 2017 season when the Chiefs picked up his fifth-year option during the offseason.

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

In 2017, Ford appeared in six games for the Chiefs and recorded 13 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defense.

Hamilton, 24, originally signed on with the Bills as an undrafted free agent out of Louisiana-Lafayette back in 2015. He lasted just a few months in Buffalo before catching on with the Packers during the 2015 season.

Hamilton later signed on to the Seahawks’ practice squad and returned to Seattle on a future/reserve contract a year ago but was on and off of their practice squad throughout the 2016 season.

The Eagles signed Hamilton to a futures deal this past January before cutting him loose coming out of the preseason and later signing him to their practice squad.

In 2017, Hamilton has appeared in three games and recorded two tackles and a half sack.

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