Chiefs Ink Dee Ford

Chiefs Ink Dee Ford

In what has become a new philosophy in Kansas City, the Chiefs announced on Saturday afternoon that they have reached an agreement with first round pick, Dee Ford.

Over the course of their history the Kansas City Chiefs would drag out the signing process in regards to their draft picks but that's no longer the case in the heartland under General Manager, John Dorsey.

As I pointed out in my earlier posting, John Dorsey is changing the culture in how business is going to be run in Kansas City.

By getting the last of the teams draft picks signed before the start of the Chiefs annual rookie mini-camp on Saturday, the team can now focus on integrating most of their new draft picks and undrafted rookies into their respective offensive and defensive systems.

The good news about getting Ford, who will where #55 the same number the late Derrick Thomas wore at Alabama, into the mix so soon - will be the fact the Chiefs can begin to see what they have in their first round draft pick without worrying of he's going to miss any camp time.

With veterans, Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, leading the sack department for this franchise, adding a new element will only make both of them better.

"I just want to play football. I'm excited about the opportunity to get to play here. Now I'm officially a Chief," Dee Ford stated after his first mini camp practice on Saturday.

Clearly the affects of getting Ford up to speed an on the field could pay huge dividends for KC's inconsistent defense. Last year the team fell apart in the sack department when both Hali and Houston fell to injury.

Though terms of the deal were not announced on Saturday Ford was expected to get a contract in the neighborhood of $6.5 million. With Houston in the final year of his contract and Hali hitting the plus thirty something crowd, Ford's development could create a chain reaction in 2015 and beyond defensively.

But that's putting the cart before the horse.




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