Chiefs sign first-round pick Dee Ford

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs signed first-round draft pick Dee Ford to a contract shortly before today's start of a three-day rookie camp.

The Chiefs have all six of their draft picks under contract with two months to spare before the start of training camp.

The Chiefs drafted Ford, an outside linebacker from Auburn, to help fortify a pass rush that produced little over the last half of last season. The Chiefs have Pro Bowlers in Tamba Hali and Justin Houston starting at outside linebacker, so the Chiefs won't look to Ford to start. But look for Ford to play in passing situations.

More to come on the Ford signing later.