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Tamba Hali | Linebacker

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 275
College: Penn State
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Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali is active for Week 15 against the Raiders.
Hali missed two practices this week, but he will be available on at least a limited basis against Oakland. Hali has five sacks opposite Justin Houston this season. The Chiefs declared QB Aaron Murray, WR Donnie Avery, CB Phillip Gaines, OL Eric Kush, OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, TE Richard Gordon and DE Allen Bailey inactive against the Raiders. Dec 14 - 11:33 AM

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali reported to voluntary offseason workouts 20 pounds over his "optimal playing weight."

Hali tipped the scales at 284 pounds last week. The Chiefs list him at 275 on their official website but would obviously like him to play lighter. By selecting Auburn OLB Dee Ford with the No. 23 overall pick Thursday night, the Chiefs are sending a message Hali's way even though they desperately needed receiver and offensive-line help. The Chiefs can save $9 million by cutting Hali in 2015.
May 8 - 11:02 PM

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

Hali was cleared to return after making it through pre-game warmups without any setbacks. It's the first time in five weeks that the Chiefs will have both Hali and Justin Houston (elbow) healthy. Kansas City's inactives are QB Tyler Bray, OT Eric Fisher, LB Dezman Moses, TE Richard Gordon, DT Jerrell Powe, C Eric Kush, and OL Rokevious Watkins.
Jan 4 - 3:25 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Chiefs are "optimistic" OLB Tamba Hali (knee, questionable) will play in Saturday's Wild Card game against the Colts.

Barring a setback, Hali is going to play against the Colts. He participated in Friday's walkthrough and didn't have any issues during Saturday's pre-game warmups. The Chiefs will also be getting Justin Houston (elbow, probable) back this week after missing the last five games.
Jan 4 - 2:11 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali (questionable, knee) "plans on playing" Saturday against Indianapolis.

Per Anderson, Hali participated in Friday's pre-practice walkthrough after failing to get in any work the previous two days. It's a positive step, but the odds appear against Hali being anywhere near full strength versus the Colts. The Chiefs are getting Justin Houston back from a five-week elbow injury.
Jan 3 - 1:51 PM

Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali (knee) has yet to resume practicing.

"It’s just a matter of the swelling coming down in the knee," were the words of coach Andy Reid after Hali didn't practice Thursday. "We’re being a little cautious with him there." Reid suggested Hali could suit up for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Colts without practicing. Hali would be a huge loss for a team reliant on generating a ferocious pass rush. His status will be updated in the next 48 hours.
Jan 2 - 2:44 PM

Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali (knee) has been ruled out for Week 17.

The Chiefs are eyeing the playoffs at this point with nothing to gain by trotting out a competitive team Sunday against San Diego. We expect Kansas City's Week 17 inactives list to be chock full of first-team players Sunday morning.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 03:44:00 PM

Coach Andy Reid said OLB Tamba Hali (ankle) has a "good chance" to play in Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Hali won't practice Wednesday, but the sprain he sustained against the Chargers last week is obviously slight. It's huge news for the Chiefs if they're going to have any prayer of slowing down Peyton Manning Sunday. Fellow edge rusher Justin Houston was undergoing his elbow MRI Wednesday afternoon and is unlikely to suit up.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 12:56:00 PM

An MRI revealed only a "slight" ankle sprain for Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali, though his Week 13 status is uncertain.

"I think he, doctors and coaches felt better after the MRI," coach Andy Reid said Monday. It's definitely a bullet dodged, as the early worry was that Hali had suffered a torn Achilles' tendon. We should get a better idea of Hali's status for Sunday's game against the Broncos when the Chiefs return to practice on Wednesday. For now, he's just a vague "day to day."
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 01:18:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter stated on SportsCenter Monday that it would be a "stretch" to think Tamba Hali (ankle) will play in Week 13.

Both Hali (right ankle) and fellow OLB Justin Houston (right elbow) are undergoing Monday MRIs. The initial diagnosis for Hali is a "mid-inside ankle sprain," and he is likely to miss next Sunday's home tilt with Denver. Hali and Houston have combined for 20 sacks this season. Losing both outside-edge rushers would be a major boost to Peyton Manning's Week 13 fantasy matchup.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 09:58:00 AM

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali has been initially diagnosed with a mid-inside ankle sprain.

It's good news for Hali if the diagnosis holds up -- he appears to have avoided a high ankle sprain -- but as Garafolo notes, a Monday MRI will be "key." The Chiefs also lost OLB Justin Houston to an elbow injury in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 08:11:00 PM

Tamba Hali (ankle) and Justin Houston (elbow) have both been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's Week 12 game against the Chargers.

It's a major concern for the Chiefs as they've lost two of their best players and two guys that have combined for 20 sacks on the season. Frank Zombo and Dezman Moses have come on at outside linebacker. The severity of the injuries is unknown right now.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 02:55:00 PM

Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali left Sunday's Week 12 game against the Chargers in the second quarter with an ankle injury.

Hali went down on a non-contact play and had to be helped by two trainers to a cart. He was not putting much pressure on his right leg. Frank Zombo has come on in Hali's place.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 01:50:00 PM

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid confirmed the team will stick with a 3-4 defense.

"This team here is invested in the 3-4, so let's continue to build it and get better at it," said Reid. New defensive coordinator Bob Sutton has experience with both the 4-3 and 3-4 from his Jets days, but the Chiefs are definitely better built to move forward with the three down lineman setup. It's welcome news to Tamba Hali, who has come into his own as a stand-up pass rusher.
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 08:33:00 PM

Tamba Hali (suspension) returned to the Chiefs Monday.

The Chiefs sorely missed Hali in Week 1 as they rarely pressured Matt Ryan and sacked him just once. Hali will immediately step back into the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Bills. He has 27 sacks and eight forced fumbles over the last two seasons.
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 10:52:00 AM

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