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Rib injury hasn’t slowed Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford at practice

Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford, left, has been practicing fully after suffering a rib injury against Seattle on Friday.
Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford, left, has been practicing fully after suffering a rib injury against Seattle on Friday. JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM

Outside linebacker Dee Ford hasn’t missed a beat for the Chiefs. After injuring a rib in Friday’s preaseason game against the Seahawks, Ford has been a full go at practice.

“He’s improving and we’re happy with the way he’s attacked camp,” Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said. “He has unique rush skills, but the better he can become as an all-around player the better off he’s going to be. That’s where he’s really made some strides.”

For Tuesday’s practice, wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas was expected to go through drills after sitting out Monday because of a calf injury.

A Chiefs official said the injury report otherwise remained the same from Monday, when not practicing were wide receiver Jason Avant (hip), offensive lineman Jeff Allen (spained knee) and left tackle Eric Fisher (MCL sprain), quarterback Tyler Bray (ACL tear), tight end Demetrius Harris (foot surgery), receiver Junior Hemingway (hip strain), inside linebacker Justin March (meniscus tear), nose tackle Dontari Poe (back) and offensive tackle Tavon Rooks (shortness of breath).

Poe was present at practice, but did not participate. He worked out some and stood and watched. Hemingway was present on the sideline for the first time since his injury. He also observed practice.

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