Ford (coach's decision) is inactive for Week 11, Erik Scalavino of the Patriots' official site reports.
Ford was eligible to play Week 10 against the Ravens on Sunday Night Football, but he ultimately did not log a single offensive or special-teams snap during the 23-17 win. New England decided to bring six receivers onto its active roster for a Week 11 road trip to Houston, but the 24-year-old finds himself on the outside looking in.
Ford didn't log a snap in Sunday's 23-17 win over the Ravens.
Ford, who was acquired from the Dolphins on Nov. 3, figures to find his way into his new team's wide receiver rotation (which also includes Jakobi Meyers, N'Keal Harry and Damiere Byrd) in the coming weeks, but until that happens, he's off the fantasy radar.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday that Ford has been cleared to return from the reserve/Commissioner Exempt List, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
After being acquired from the Dolphins on Nov. 3, Ford was ineligible to play in the Patriots' Week 9 win over the Jets while he waited to clear COVID-19 intake testing with his new team. Now that Ford has been formally added to the roster, he'll add some much-needed depth to a Patriots wideout corps that's lacking in dependable options. Quarterback Cam Newton seems to have established a rapport with Jakobi Meyers (22 receptions for 287 yards over last three games), but with Julian Edelman (knee) on injured reserve and the status of N'Keal Harry (concussion) uncertain, Ford could quickly earn a key role in the team's receiver rotation.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday that Ford won't be available to play in Monday's game against the Jets while the receiver waits to clear COVID-19 protocols, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Acquired from the Dolphins prior to Tuesday's trade deadline, Ford will reside on the Reserve/Commissioner Exempt List and won't count against the Patriots' 53-man roster for Week 9. Assuming Ford is able to pass his intake testing without incident, he should be ready to participate in the Patriots' first Week 10 practice next Wednesday before making his team debut Nov. 15 against Baltimore. Ford had played less than 40 percent of the offensive snaps in his final three games with the Dolphins, but he should have a clearer path to playing time in New England with top slot man Julian Edelman (knee) out indefinitely.
The Dolphins dealt Ford to the Patriots on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Primarily a slot receiver, Ford was utilized regularly through the first four games of the season, seeing between 44 and 74 percent of the snaps on offense. His workload has whittled down to 32-36 percent of those plays over the last three contests, resulting in three catches (on three targets) for 33 yards. With the move to New England, Ford could play a decent role right away for a receiving corps that's currently composed of N'Keal Harry (concussion), Damiere Byrd, Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski, assuming he gets through the COVID-19 protocols in time for Monday's road outing against the Jets.
Ford did not receive a single target during Sunday's 24-0 win against the Jets.
Ford's 18 offensive snaps were a season low, but his involvement may have faded over the course of the game as Miami carried a three-possession lead into halftime. The 2017 seventh-round pick averaged 3.4 catches and 38.4 receiving yards per game Weeks 1 through 5, with his breakout performance coming by way of a seven-catch, 76-yard outing Sept. 20 against Buffalo. Emerging from the Week 7 bye, Ford will be catching passes from rookie Tua Tagovailoa in a matchup against the Rams' fourth-ranked pass defense.
Ford corralled both of his targets for 23 receiving yards during Sunday's 43-17 win against the 49ers.
Ford attracted a career-high 10 targets during the Dolphins' Week 4 loss to Seattle, but he was held quiet in Week 5 despite Miami posting its highest point total since Oct. 25 of the 2015 season. The 24-year-old's 10-target outing wasn't a complete enigma, as he also garnered nine targets Week 2 against the Bills, as well as five targets in the season opener against New England. Ford remains the Dolphins' No. 3 WR option heading into a Week 6 matchup against the Jets' bottom-10 pass defense.
Ford secured four of 10 targets for 48 yards in the Dolphins' 31-23 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.
The 2017 seventh-round pick put together his second-best reception tally of the season in the loss while notably checking in second in catches, receiving yards and targets to DeVante Parker. Ford appears to have grasped the intricacies of coordinator Chan Gailey's offense, now having recorded 15 grabs for 151 yards on 26 targets through four games. Whether he's surpassed Preston Williams for the No. 2 receiver job for all practical purposes remains to be seen, but Ford will have another opportunity to build up his numbers in a Week 5 road battle against the 49ers.
Ford caught both his targets for 14 yards during Thursday's 31-13 win over the Jaguars.
Ford had seven catches for 76 yards Week 2, but he took a clear back seat to all of DeVante Parker, Preston Williams, Mike Gesicki and Myles Gaskin in the passing game during Thursday's victory. The 24-year-old looks destined to continue splitting No. 3 WR reps with Jakeem Grant, a role which will make him difficult to trust as a fantasy option in Miami's low-floor offense.
Ford brought in seven of nine targets for 76 yards in the Dolphins' 31-28 loss to the Bills on Sunday.
Despite the fact DeVante Parker was able to play through a questionable designation due to a hamstring injury, Ford still played a major role as the No. 3 receiver. The third-year pro ultimately checked in second in receptions, receiving yardage and targets on the Dolphins to tight end Mike Gesicki, meaning he set the pace for the wideouts. Ford only logged four targets in Week 1, but in a Chan Gailey-coordinated offense that has traditionally generated solid production for what were previously complementary receivers, he may have some upside. Ford won't have to wait long to try and build on Sunday's numbers as the Dolphins will take on the Jaguars in a Week 3 road battle Thursday night.
Ford hauled in two of four targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 21-11 loss to the Patriots.
Ford averaged only 6.5 yards per catch, but he was one of five pass catchers for Miami with exactly four targets Sunday. Although the 24-year-old put together a strong final four weeks during the 2019 campaign, he won't warrant fantasy consideration in most formats until the Dolphins offense manages to start consistently producing.
Ford has a nice opportunity ahead of him after teammates Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns opted out of the 2020 season, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Ford handled the No. 3 receiver role over the final four weeks of last season, grabbing 21 of 29 targets for 235 yards. He could now enter training camp with a top-three spot in Chan Gailey's offense, as the only other Miami wideouts with significant NFL experience are DeVante Parker, Preston Williams (knee) and Jakeem Grant. Even if the Dolphins add a few bodies in the coming weeks, Ford should have a role in the Week 1 game plan.
The Dolphins tendered Ford to a one-year contract Thursday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Ford performed admirably when called upon as Miami's No. 3 receiver down the stretch of the 2019 campaign, hauling in 21 passes for 235 yards across the final four weeks of the season. He stands to compete with the likes of Allen Hurns, Jakeem Grant and Albert Wilson for reserve snaps in 2020.
Ford secured seven of nine targets for 54 yards in the Dolphins' 27-24 win over the Patriots on Sunday.
Ford was working as the No. 3 wideout Sunday with Allen Hurns (ankle/neck) out of action, and the third-year receiver put his opportunity to good use. Ford's reception and target totals checked in behind only those of DeVante Parker for the Dolphins on the afternoon, and his final grab of the day, a five-yard catch with 29 seconds remaining down to the Patriots' four-yard line, set up the eventual game-winning touchdown to Mike Gesicki. The Virginia Tech product heads into the offseason with momentum, finishing the campaign with 21 receptions (29 targets) for 235 yards over his last four contests.
Ford is in line to serve as the team's No. 3 receiver with Allen Hurns (ankle/neck) inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Ford was productive in the Week 16 overtime win against the Bengals, bringing in five of six targets for 68 yards. He'll have a chance to build on his production Sunday with Hurns out of action, though he'll face one of the toughest secondaries in the league against the Patriots' shutdown unit.
Ford caught five of six targets for 68 yards during Sunday's 38-35 overtime win against the Bengals.
Ford saw increased work in three-receiver sets after Allen Hurns (shoulder) exited Week 16's contest, resulting in an uptick in target volume behind DeVante Parker and Albert Wilson. The third-year pro has flashed down the stretch when injuries to Miami's top wideouts allow him to play a larger role, but he'll be difficult to trust for fantasy purposes until such time as he climbs the depth chart.
Ford caught six of nine targets for 92 yards in Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Jets.
Ford led the team in targets, catches and receiving yards, taking over as Ryan Fitzpatrick's favorite target after DeVante Parker exited with a concussion. With a matchup against the vulnerable Giants secondary Week 15, Ford could turn into an intriguing streaming option if Parker sits out.
The Dolphins promoted Ford to the active roster Wednesday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
After placing Jakeem Grant (ankle) on IR, the team brought up Ford to add depth to the receiver rotation. It looks like Albert Wilson (ribs) could play Sunday against the Eagles, and if he does, Ford will work as the No. 4 wideout.
The Dolphins signed Ford to the practice squad Friday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Ford has appeared in three games with the Dolphins this season, catching two of five targets for nine yards. Should the team have a need for wide receiver depth later in the year, Ford would be a candidate to rejoin the active roster.
Ford was waived by the Dolphins on Wednesday.
Ford played in four games for the Dolphins over the past two seasons and totaled two catches for nine yards. CB Ken Crawley was claimed off waivers in a corresponding move.
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