Chiefs’ Dee Ford joins Mitch Morse in concussion protocol

(Emily DeShazer/The Topeka Capital-Journal
(Emily DeShazer/The Topeka Capital-Jouranl)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs now have two players in concussion protocol from Sunday’s win over the Oakland Raiders.

Coach Andy Reid told reporters Monday that second-year outside linebacker Dee Ford sustained a blow to the head during the game.

“We’re going to test him for concussions and go through that whole protocol,” Reid said. “We don’t have the results or anything like that yet.”

Ford has filled in for Justin Houston (knee) the past five games, but the Chiefs could have Houston back for the playoffs.

Rookie center Mitch Morse left Sunday’s game with a concussion, but Reid did not offer an update Monday.

Morse has suffered two concussions this season. The first concussion occurred against the Buffalo Bills in Week 12, leading to Morse to miss Week 13.

Second-year offensive lineman Zach Fulton filled in at center during those periods, and logged six snaps on offense and five on special teams against the Raiders.


Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.