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Tamba Hali | Linebacker | #91

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 275
College: Penn State
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (20) / KC
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Chiefs re-signed OLB Tamba Hali to a three-year, $22 million contract.
The 32-year-old will now likely finish his career in Kansas City after spending the first 10 years of it there when the Chiefs took him No. 20 overall in the 2006 draft. Hali's game has fallen off a bit in recent years, but the presence of OLB Justin Houston opposite him has allowed him to get more one-on-one pass-rush opportunities on the weak side. Hali recorded 6.5 sacks last season and played well against the run. His return will keep Dee Ford in a sub-package role. Mar 8 - 1:15 PM

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Free agent OLB Tamba Hali's remaining contract with the Chiefs voided Friday.

The Chiefs will now carry $4 million in dead money for Hali even if he re-signs with the team. 32 and coming off offseason knee surgery, Hali is probably no longer a full-time player, but he can still offer plenty of pass-rush pop on passing downs. The Cardinals will reportedly be interested in Hali if he hits the open market.
Mar 5 - 11:39 AM

ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss expects the Cardinals to target free agent OLB Tamba Hali.

Signing a pass rusher is Arizona’s top priority after they had just 36 sacks last year. Hali has been in decline the past two seasons, but would provide an immediate upgrade. Markus Golden, Dwight Freeney, and Alex Okafor were the Cardinals’ top edge defenders in 2015.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 4 - 8:29 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Chiefs will "continue their push" to re-sign free agent OLB Tamba Hali later this week.

Although Hali is probably no longer suited for a full-time role, he remained highly disruptive as a pass rusher in 2015, and has a chance to finish his career with the team that drafted him. La Canfora calls re-signing Hali one of the Chiefs' offseason "priorities." Hali turned 32 years old this past December.
Feb 29 - 3:40 PM

Free agent OLB Tamba Hali is recovering from a "clean-up" operation to his right knee.

It doesn't sound like a major procedure, but is something else for the Chiefs to consider as they mull their 32-year-old pass rusher's future while navigating a crowded class of in-house free agents. Hali would likely be limited to situational pass rush duties if he remains in K.C.
Feb 25 - 2:06 PM

Free agent OLB Tamba Hali says he isn't considering retirement and wants to end his career with the Chiefs.

"Oh no, no, no," said Hali, who amassed 6.5 sacks and earned a Pro Bowl berth despite battling a knee injury all year. "My mindset is I want to be here, I want to play. ... I’m not contemplating not playing." Hali needs surgery on his right knee. The Chiefs may want to move forward with Dee Ford in a more prominent role opposite Justin Houston. Still, Hali could return as a rotational pass rusher, assuming he accepts a reasonable price. Hali turned 32 in December.
Jan 19 - 12:30 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora confirms OLB Tamba Hali (questionable, thumb/knee) is expected to play Saturday.

Hali saw just 15 snaps in the Wild Card Round. He only got in one practice this week, but will play through his thumb injury. The Chiefs could limit Hali to pass-rush situations. OLB Justin Houston (questionable, knee) is fully expected to play.
Jan 16 - 2:41 PM

Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali (thumb, knee) is active for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Texans.

Hali didn't practice all week, but will play through his thumb injury. Justin Houston (knee) and Dee Ford (concussion, wrist) are also active. Inactive for the Chiefs are QB Aaron Murray, CB Marcus Cooper, LB Dezman Moses, OL Jarrod Pughsley, OL Mitch Morse, DL David King, and DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches.
Jan 9 - 3:15 PM

Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali (thumb, knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Texans.

Hali hasn't practiced since breaking his thumb in Week 15. We're guessing he won't be ready for Saturday's Wild Card matchup. At least the Chiefs are getting Justin Houston (hyperextended knee) back this week.
Jan 8 - 3:37 PM

Chiefs declared OLB Tamba Hali, OLB Justin Houston, QB Aaron Murray, WR De'Anthony Thomas, S Husain Abdullah, DL David King, and DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches inactive for Week 16 against the Browns.

Hali and Houston are the Chiefs' sack leaders, but will sit with thumb and knee injuries, respectively. Dee Ford will key the Chiefs' pass rush on Sunday.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 11:41:00 AM

Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali (thumb) will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Browns.

He missed practice all week with a broken thumb. Justin Houston (knee) has already been ruled out, which means the Chiefs could be without their top-two pass rushers this week. That's good news for Johnny Manziel, though he still won't be a fantasy option. Frank Zombo would be a candidate to start at right outside linebacker if Hali can't get the green light.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 09:31:00 AM

Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali suffered a broken thumb in the Week 15 win over the Ravens.

He had three pins inserted into the thumb Tuesday. Hali's status for Week 16 against the Browns is up in the air, as the Chiefs are taking it day-to-day.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 01:21:00 PM

Tamba Hali is recovering from a knee scope.

Per Hali, the operation was to "clean out some loose cartilage." It's unclear when Hali went under the knife, but there doesn't appear to be any concern about his status for training camp. Going on 32, Hali is coming off his lowest sack total since 2008. He took a $3 million pay cut to keep his roster spot.
Tue, May 26, 2015 02:27:00 PM

Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali took a $3 million pay cut.

He essentially ripped up his old deal and signed a new one-year, $6 million pact with a $5 million signing bonus, $870,000 base salary, and $130,000 workout bonus. Hali will be a free agent in 2016. The Chiefs could have saved $9 million by releasing Hali outright. He'll stay in K.C. for one more year.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 06:34:00 PM

The Chiefs have agreed to a restructured contract with OLB Tamba Hali.

Hali was owed a $6.75 million base salary and $2 million roster bonus. This appears to be a pay cut, clearing room for the Chiefs to fit in Jeremy Maclin and/or Rodney Hudson. Hali, 31, managed six sacks in 2014, the second fewest of his career. He figures to lose snaps to 2014 first-rounder Dee Ford this season.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 09:59:00 PM

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