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Tamba Hali | Linebacker | #91

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 275
College: Penn State
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (20) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Chiefs released OLB Tamba Hali.
The expected move creates $7.7 million in cap space. Now 34, Hali missed most of 2017 with knee issues and has only 3.5 sacks over his past 21 games. He will hunt for work as a situational pass rusher but could struggle to find guaranteed money. The No. 20 overall pick of the 2006 draft, Hali has spent his entire career in Kansas City. Mar 12 - 1:41 PM

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ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher expects the team to release OLB Tamba Hali.

This is a no-brainer move for Kansas City. Hali missed most of last season, appearing in just six games and playing only 116 snaps behind Justin Houston, Dee Ford, and Frank Zombo. Hali is 34, and the Chiefs can clear over $7.6 million against the cap by releasing him. K.C. still needs pass-rush help.
Feb 9 - 11:58 AM

Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali (knee) is active for Week 9 against the Cowboys.

Hali will presumably be on a snap count for his 2017 debut. Inactive for the Chiefs are LB Dee Ford, WR Albert Wilson, QB Tyler Bray, LB Ramik Wilson, OL Jordan Devey, OL Parker Ehinger, DL Jarvis Jenkins.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 02:57:00 PM

Chiefs LB Tamba Hali has agreed to a restructured contract.

Hali agreed to have his $250,000 signing bonus and $1 million of his base salary transferred to a roster bonus due on March 1. He resumed practicing Thursday after beginning the year on the PUP list with a knee injury.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 02:50:00 PM

Chiefs activated OLB Tamba Hali from the PUP list.

He's set to resume practicing after missing the past two months with a knee injury. Hali was expected to be activated on Wednesday but the Chiefs waited a day due to a "slight hiccup." It will be interesting to see how Hali is used after complaining about his role this offseason. He'll be competing with Justin Houston and Dee Ford for snaps at outside linebacker.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 03:31:00 PM

Updating an earlier report, Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali (knee, PUP) did not practice Wednesday.

According to Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, Hali was at the facility Wednesday, but he did not practice. After practice, coach Andy Reid said he was "not sure exactly what's going on," and GM Brett Veach was dealing with it. This whole situation has been odd since the start, and it seems like Hali's absence is not only about health, especially after he complained about his role over the summer. It remains unclear if Hali will get on the field this season.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 10:20:00 AM

Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali (knee, PUP) returned to practice Wednesday.

It opens a three-week window for Hali to either be activated or shut down the remainder of the season. For a while, it wasn't even clear what injury Hali had been dealing with, but he's long had knee issues. Turning 34 next month, Hali isn't much more than a part-time player at this stage of his career.
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 09:34:00 AM

Chiefs placed OLB Tamba Hali (undisclosed) on reserve/PUP.

We're not even sure what is wrong with Hali. He has said multiple times he's healthy, but Hali hasn't practiced at all this summer. The 34-year-old (in December) made a big stir on social media over the summer about his role on the team last season. Perhaps the Chiefs are stashing him for the stretch run. Hali will be out at least the first six weeks of the season as a result of the PUP list.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 10:33:00 AM

Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali will open training camp on the active/PUP list.

This comes as a surprise after Hali spent last weekend ranting on how healthy he was. Hali is working out at Kansas City's training camp facility, but isn't doing any on-field work. There should be more clarity on his status in the coming days.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 05:30:00 PM

Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali expressed frustration with his 2016 role.

Hali made multiple grievances on his status with the Chiefs in a Saturday tweetstorm. He questioned his late season workload, and is still disgruntled over his lack of playing time in Kansas City's Divisional Round loss. Hali was productive despite starting just two games last year, ranking as a top-15 outside linebacker at PFF. With Dee Ford on the rise, there's unlikely to be a major snaps increase in Hali's age-33 season.
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 04:30:00 PM

Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali plans to continue his playing career in 2017.

Hali turned 33 last month but is coming off another strong season. Despite notching just 3.5 sacks, Hali rang up 43 total pressures and was Pro Football Focus' No. 13-ranked 3-4 outside linebacker among 59 qualifiers. Hali played just seven snaps in the Divisional Round loss to the Steelers, however, and will likely take a back seat to Dee Ford and Justin Houston next season.
Mon, Jan 16, 2017 11:13:00 AM

Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali will be on a snap count for Week 1.

Now 32 and returning from a knee scope, Hali could see his snaps dialed back a bit after playing 851 last season. Hali has had knee operations back-to-back offseasons, and dealt with a thumb issue in 2015.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 01:43:00 PM

Chiefs activated OLB Tamba Hali (knee scope) from the active/PUP list.

Hali is expected to get in some practice reps on Tuesday. Hali will be eased into action, and held out of the preseason, but is fully on track for Week 1.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 01:31:00 PM

The Chiefs expect OLB Tamba Hali (knee, active/PUP) to return in a "couple weeks."

Hali is still rehabbing his February knee scope. He’s unlikely to see preseason action, but there’s no concern over his Week 1 status. Hali will make $3.8 million in the first year of his new deal.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 07:11:00 PM

Chiefs placed OLB Tamba Hali (knee) on the active/PUP list.

Hali was expected to be ready for training camp, but Kansas City doesn't want to risk a setback. His Week 1 status isn't in doubt.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 05:04:00 PM

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