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Early in the week, Ford met with head coaches like the Steelers’ Mike Tomlin and Jets’ Rex Ryan. Both of those teams run a base defense with three-man fronts and four linebackers, and Ford said they were looking at him at the latter position.

He’s not resisting a position switch.

“I’m prepared for it,” Ford said. “I’ll be prepared for anything. That’s the work I’ve put into it, and I’m confident about any position I play.”