Aug 17, 2020; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive end Dee Ford (55) walks to the field during training camp at SAP Performance Facility. Mandatory Credit: San Francisco 49ers/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network

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49ers DE Ford (neck) ruled out vs. Jets

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Dee Ford was downgraded from questionable to out for Sunday’s game against the host New York Jets.

Ford, who is nursing a neck injury, recorded three tackles while playing on 46 defensive snaps in San Francisco’s 24-20 season-opening loss to the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday.

Defensive end Kerry Hyder is expected to see additional playing time in place of the 29-year-old Ford, who has collected 154 tackles and 11 forced fumbles in 79 career games (43 starts) with the Kansas City Chiefs and 49ers.

Two-time Pro Bowl tight end George Kittle (knee) and cornerback Jason Verrett (hamstring) were ruled out against the Jets (0-1) on Friday. The 49ers also placed cornerback Richard Sherman on injured reserve earlier in the week.

Also on Saturday, the 49ers promoted center Hroniss Grasu from the practice squad.

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