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“Relentless football player,” Reid said. “He’s going to give you an honest snap every snap. Tremendous motor, great attitude, all those intangibles are a real positive there, and I’ve said this before, your offensive line, defensive line, make everybody around them better. If they’re playing at a high level, it works out pretty well for you.”

Ford led the SEC with 10½ sacks last season, despite a nagging knee injury. He also had back surgery earlier in this career, though Reid said the Chiefs gave him a clean bill of health.

“Extremely high motor on the football field. Very intelligent player. He’s a concert pianist on top of being a heck of a football player,” Reid said. “We look forward to bringing him into our defense. You can’t have enough good pass rushers and Dee falls into that category.”