The NFL preseason schedule offered the opportunity for edge rusher Dee Ford to make a quick return to Kansas City.
An injury prevented it.
Ford, traded to San Francisco in March, didn’t make the trip to Kansas City on Saturday, when the 49ers play the Chiefs in the third preseason game.
Ford, who totaled 30 1/2 sacks in five years with the Chiefs, has been battling a knee injury during preseason camp.
He won’t play.
A pair of new Chiefs — er, old Chiefs — are dressed and ready. Wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas and offensive lineman Jeff Allen went through pregame warmups.
Thomas re-joined the Chiefs on Tuesday ... during the middle of practice. Allen also took part in his first practice Tuesday.