Auburn star Dee Ford excluded from combine drills for medical reasons

Auburn pass rusher Dee Ford was excluded from NFL scouting combine drills as a medical precaution.

Ford told NFL Network that he's not participating due to a previous back injury.

He emphasized that he has no issues with his back and will do every drill at his Pro Day on March 4 at Auburn.

Ford is hoping to run a faster time than Jadeveon Clowney's 4.47 today at the combine.

Ford and Clowney have a friendly rivalry with Ford saying Clowney is like a "blind dog in a meat market."

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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