Signs continue to point toward Chiefs using franchise tag on linebacker Dee Ford

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February 20, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford celebrates slapping the ball away from Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and recording a sack on Oct. 21, 2018, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In a widely anticipated move, the Chiefs are expected to apply the franchise tag to Dee Ford.

According to a report from NFL Network, the organization is expected to keep Ford around as new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo converts the Chiefs’ defense from Bob Sutton’s 3-4 scheme to his own 4-3.

General manager Brett Veach suggested this would be the team’s move when he spoke with beat reporters in a conference call nearly two weeks ago.

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