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Chiefs' linebacker Dee Ford didn't break his rib, after all

May 27, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford (55) watches during organized team activities at the University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

May 27, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford (55) watches during organized team activities at the University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs thought Dee Ford cracked a rib last week against the Seahawks.

This week, the highly-regarded linebacker will suit up against the Titans after tests revealed he's totally fine.

"He just had a bruise, it was just a bruise," head coach Reid told reporters. "Initially, it looked like that on the MRI, but it wasn't a break once they looked at it."

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A bruised rib is better than a broken rib. And Ford was having a decent game until Seattle running back Christine Michael came in with a nasty chip block.

It wasn't nasty enough to sideline the former first-rounder, though. He'll hold up his end of the outside linebacker rotation opposite Justin Houston and swap out with Tamba Hali.

(h/t Arrowhead Pride)