6 Potential cap casualties Eagles can target at edge rusher

Dee Ford #55, Nick Bosa #97, San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
Dee Ford #55, Nick Bosa #97, San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images) /
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player. 42. . . . Dee Ford, 49ers.

The Eagles didn’t get much of a look at Dee Ford in Week 2.

We know what you’re thinking. More injuries? Just hang in there and hear us out for a second.

Once the smoke cleared and the dust settled on an opening-weekend win over the Atlanta Falcons, the Eagles immediately went to work on preparing for their 2021 home-opener, a date with the San Francisco 49ers.

Everyone knows what guys like Nick Bosa bring to the table, but whenever you play teams like the Niners, you wonder about those other guys. You tend to ask yourself questions about what kind of impact Dee Ford might have.

It may not have led to a win, but the Birds didn’t get a long look at Ford in Week 2. He was on the field for 16 defensive snaps, and he didn’t register a single defensive stat. Rest assured. He can ball though.

67 regular-season in-game appearances with the Kansas City Chiefs over a five-year span and another 18 games over three seasons with the Niners has resulted in 159 total tackles and 40 sacks. Ford is a monster when on the field. The question is whether or not he can stay on one.

Perhaps coming to Philly on a one-year deal and playing in an EDGE rotation where he doesn’t have to play full-time is what’s needed. He’s only played one game in 2020 and six games last year. He’ll also be 31 when the season begins, but it’s hard to imagine he’d be any less productive than Ryan Kerrigan if placed in a position where he can succeed.

Place this one in the category of possibilities less likely to happen but a possibility nonetheless.