Lowco In The Pros: Parker Headed Back To KC, Ford Sticks In Seattle

Former Beaufort High standout Ron Parker apparently is headed back to his other home, and former Hilton Head High star Poona Ford is still a Seahawk.

Parker, who was cut by the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, indicated he will re-sign with the Kansas City Chiefs in a post to his Twitter account Saturday afternoon.

“There is no place like home #KC38,” Parker tweeted.

The Chiefs cut the 31-year-old defensive back in mid-March to save salary cap space, and he wound up signing with Atlanta. Now he appears to be headed back to a defense where he has been a key contributor for the past five seasons. Parker started all 16 games for the Chiefs a year ago, when had 67 tackles, two fumble recoveries, and two interceptions.

Ford is trying to follow in Parker’s footsteps as an undrafted free agent who carves out a career in the NFL, and he has cleared the first hurdle. The reigning Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year defied conventional wisdom by winning a spot on Seattle’s 53-man roster after a strong preseason.

Two other NFL hopefuls from the Lowcountry didn’t fare as well, as Beaufort High alum Stephen Baggett was cut by the Cleveland Browns and Whale Branch alum Dee Delaney was cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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