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According to a report by Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer, the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers have agreed to parameters on a trade deal for outside linebacker Dee Ford.

In return for Ford, the Chiefs will nab a pick that will give them four top 100 picks in the 2020 National Football League draft.

After missing several games with injuries throughout the course of his career, Ford played all 16 weeks for the first time since his rookie season. Rapoport was the first to report that the 49ers were "deep in talks" with the Chiefs for Ford.

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Kansas City will reportedly receive a 2020 second-round pick in return for the star pass-rusher, who received the franchise tag ahead of free agency this offseason. Despite his stellar play last season, the Chiefs refused to give him a long-term contract extension. He had no sacks or tackles in the Chiefs' AFC Championship Game home loss to the New England Patriots. His best year was the 2018 season, when he recorded 55 tackles and 13 sacks.

The deal clears $15 million in salary-cap space for the Chiefs. Kansas City remained open to trading Ford as the team shifts from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 defense. It's a 4-3 scheme that lines up like a 3-4 in base downs, with five men along the line of scrimmage and two inside linebackers off the ball. The other team was the Green Bay Packers.

From that perspective, adding Ford for a 2020 second-round pick, which will likely be further down the board than the No. 36 selection in next month's draft, makes this a good deal for San Francisco. "He's had some production and if he is here with us, I'll be excited to have him and be excited to work with him".

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