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Chiefs sign first-round pick Dee Ford

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

Dee Ford is officially under contract with the Chiefs. (Twitter/@KCChiefs)
Dee Ford is officially under contract with the Chiefs. (Twitter/@KCChiefs)

When the Kansas City Chiefs kicked off rookie minicamp on Saturday, they did it with all six of their draft picks officially under contract. First-round pick Dee Ford, the last unsigned member of the Chiefs' 2014 class, signed on Saturday, the team announced.

The 23rd overall pick signed a four-year deal with a team-option for a fifth year. The fully guaranteed $8.16 million contract includes a $4.25 million signing bonus.

Playing behind Pro Bowlers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, Ford isn't expected to get a lot of snaps during his rookie season, but he should be able to contribute right away in pass-rush situations.

CBSSports.com senior writer Pete Prisco gave the Ford pick a C- due to the fact that Ford will likely be serving as a backup in 2014. Chiefs general manager John Dorsey explained the Ford pick this week by pointing out, "You can't ever have enough good pass-rushers."

Ford totaled 10.5 sacks at Auburn in 2013 despite missing the first two games with a sprained knee.

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