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Chiefs send pass rusher Dee Ford to injured reserve ahead of facing Raiders

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NFL: Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Adding to the list of players on Raiders upcoming opponents who won’t face them is Dee Ford. He was the Chiefs’ starting outside linebacker in their first meeting in week seven. The next week against the Broncos would end up being his final appearance of the season. He would suffer a back injury and hasn’t played since.

After missing the first two practices this week, it was apparent he was going to miss another week and the Chiefs made the decision to shut him down for the rest of the season.

Ford had 2.0 sacks and 7 QB hits and 13 combined tackles (11 solo) in six starts this season.

To make up for Ford’s loss, Frank Zombo, Tamba Hali and rookie Tanoh Kpassagnon have gotten increased snaps. Just last season he led the team with 10.0 sacks, 17 QB hits, and 12 tackles for loss.

It may or may not be a coincidence, but the Chiefs haven’t won a game since he was lost to injury.