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Golden Nuggets: 49ers complete trade for Dee Ford

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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Day 2 of the legal tampering period saw a lot of action around the NFL. The 49ers finally got their pass rusher they have been searching for in Dee Ford. The 49ers completed a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs for Ford; the Chiefs receiving the 49ers’ 2020 2nd round pick in exchange. The 49ers still needed to agree to a contract with Dee to complete the deal and they were able to do that soon after the trade was agreed to. The contract details are reported to be in the neighborhood of 5 years for around $90million, but it will be interesting to see the actual contract details.

Getting Dee Ford is an important get for the 49ers, but it shouldn’t change the 49ers’ plan to keep adding pass rush help. Pairing Dee Ford with DeForest Buckner and another pass rusher in the draft could set the 49ers defense up for many years. With the #2 pick, the 49ers could be in line for Nick Bosa, who is the top rated pass rusher in the draft. The defense had trouble rushing the quarterback last year so one addition will not be enough. But it is a good start.

The 49ers were also reportedly in trade talks for New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr, but the Cleveland Browns were the ones to complete the trade for Odell. According to reports, the New York Giants wanted the 49ers’ #2 pick in this year’s draft, but the 49ers did not want to part with it. If the 49ers do not hit with that #2 pick, it could be huge what if. Pairing Jimmy G with Odell and having Kyle Shanahan calling plays would have been amazing to watch.

49ers links

Hopefully he bounces back from injury | The new LB (Inman and McDonald)

Latest mock (Iyer)

Extension for Kyle Nelson (Gantt)

Not the deal that was expected | 4 year extension (Madson)

Kwon Alexander reaction (Madson)

Kyle Nelson gets new deal (Inman)

Suspension did not hurt Kyle Nelson (Branch)

He is still available | Is Earl Thomas coming to SF? (Inman and McDonald)

Turned down by Bradley Roby (Williams)

FA targets still available (Madson)

Decided to go to Houston | Bradley Roby’s offer (Madson)

Still have needs that can be addressed in free agency (Maiocco)

It was not the last one | One deal done on Tuesday (Maiocco)

Jimmy G and the Patriots (Maiocco)

In need of a punter | Pinion off to Tampa (Alper)

Moves on special teams (Biderman)

Punter wanted (Branch)

Tampa signing Bradley Pinion (Madson)

The contract gives the 49ers options moving forward | Details on Alexander’s new contract (Madson)

Dee Ford (Williams)

New team for Pinion (Almquist)

Were in the running, but he goes to Cleveland | Didn’t get OBJ (Inman)

Looking to address a big need (Madson)

Important pickup for the defense | Completing a trade for Dee Ford (Alper)

Trading for Dee Ford (Biderman)

Agree to trade (Branch)

Still need more help | Pass rush acquired (Madson)

The defense getting upgraded in the 1st days | Addressing 2 big needs in back to back days (Lott)

2020 2nd round pick for Dee Ford (ESPN)

49ers and Ford agree to contract (Madson)

Is Nick Bosa the pick? | Still aiming for a pass rusher in the draft (Madson)

Still have work to do | Partial improvement in pass rushing (Wagoner)

Getting a pass rusher coming off a career year (Almquist)

The team has options if it doesn’t work out | Kwon Alexander’s deal (Biderman)

The price tag was worth the trade | Why Dee’s trade was right for the 49ers (Maiocco)

New contract for Dee (Maiocco)

The real money behind Alexander’s contract (Chan)

49ers video

Trade details (NFL video)