The 49ers released veteran pass rusher Dee Ford on Tuesday, hours before his contract was set to expire. He had played just two games since being signed last summer.
Ford’s departure means San Francisco now has $17 million in cap space heading into free agency.
He spent his first four years in the league with the Chiefs, where he developed into a Pro Bowl player. But injuries derailed him in Kansas City, and he missed the entire 2018 season while recovering from surgery on both hips.
In 2019, Ford appeared in only five games for the Niners, recording three tackles and one sack.
Ford’s exit means the 49ers now have $17M in cap space heading into FA.