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6/3 Headlines: Ford Drawing Thomas Comparisons

Posted Jun 3, 2014

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Dee Ford drawing comparisons to Derrick Thomas in Kansas City Chiefs' workouts

Excerpt from AL.com

“Dee Ford is making the transition from defensive end in Auburn's 4‐3 defense to outside linebacker in the Kansas Chiefs' 3‐4. But what he does best hasn't changed from college to the pros. Ford is still primarily a pass rusher, and the Chiefs have said they like what they've seen of him in the rookie minicamp and the first week of OTAs.

"If anybody reminds you of Derrick Thomas, that kid should pretty much remind you of Derrick Thomas with his first step," said Kansas City outside linebacker Tamba Hali, comparing Ford to the late Chiefs' Hall of Famer. "He gets off the ball so fast it's scary. I just kept rewinding (the video) yesterday just looking at his first step. I don't know if he times it, but his first step is incredible…” READ MORE…

Players who must improve: OT Eric Fisher

Excerpt from ESPN.com

“Here we’ll begin a series that looks at five young Kansas City Chiefs players who need to make progress from where they were in 2013. Forget for a moment about the Chiefs getting help from free-agent or draft additions. If these players come through, the Chiefs will be in good shape in 2014.

Fisher We’ll begin with offensive tackle Eric Fisher. The Chiefs drafted Fisher with the No. 1 overall pick last season and though he started 13 games on the right side, his rookie season was, even in charitable terms, rough. Fisher at times played so poorly he deserved to be benched. He didn’t have the necessary strength in his upper body to handle big and physical opponents, who frequently manhandled Fisher…” READ MORE…

Andy Reid looks back on Eagles’ tenure

Excerpt from ESPN.com

“Andy Reid spent 14 highly successful seasons as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Reid guided the Eagles to five NFC Championship Games and one Super Bowl. But the Eagles were never able to win a championship and Reid was fired after the 2012 season…” READ MORE…

Around the League Tweets

FOX Sports NFL - @NFLonFOX: No player has had a bigger buzz about them in OTAs the last couple weeks than Dolphins DE Dion Jordan. OTA roundup: http://foxs.pt/1pNtDQQ

Pro Football Talk - @ProFootballTalk: Report: Colin Kaepernick extension talks to heat up with face-to-face meeting with 49ers this week wp.me/p14QSB-9uHt

ESPN, Ed Werder - @Edwerderespn: Source says NFL Players Association convinced Sean Lee knee injury was not result of contact with Zack Martin and Cowboys violated no rules.

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