Reports: 49ers trade for Chiefs' Pro Bowl pass rusher Dee Ford

The San Francisco 49ers have reportedly agreed to trade a second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft for Kansas City Chiefs pass rusher Dee Ford.

The deal was first reported by NFL’s Network’s Ian Rapoport, and cannot be made official until the start of the new league year on Wednesday.

Ford, a five-year pro who made the Pro Bowl in 2018, was franchise tagged by the Chiefs prior to the start of free agency.

According to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, the 49ers will have to negotiate a new contract with Ford’s representatives for the trade to be completed. A new contract guarantees that Ford will not have to play the 2019 season with the franchise tag.

Ford has 30.5 career sacks, 10 of which came in 2016 and 13 of which came in 2018.

This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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