Hali intends to play in the 2017 season and likely beyond, The Kansas City Star reports.
Hali, who will turn 34 next season, is under contract with the Chiefs for the next two years but reportedly hopes to play on for another four. However, the veteran logged a season-low seven snaps against the Steelers on Sunday -- five fewer than reserve edge rusher Frank Zombo. Considering the Chiefs were coming off a bye and Hali himself confirmed he was feeling fresh and ready to go for the playoffs, it doesn't appear health was a factor in this near benching. At the same time, Hali still looks to have something left in the tank, so it was truly surprising the Chiefs didn't use him more. Cutting him would actually lose the team cap space, so that's not a remote possibility in the offseason, but it looks like Hali could be asked to accept a decreased workload if he wants to continue his career.
Hali received the veteran treatment once again this week, having been given the day off both Wednesday and Friday to rest his knees. However, he's fine to play and will assume his usual starting role at outside linebacker.
Hali doesn't seem to be in danger of missing Kansas City's game this weekend, as Wednesday appears to have been designed as a day off for the veteran linebacker. However, considering he only has played on 51 percent of the
Hali had been questionable after playing through his knee injury in Week 3 and sitting out a few practices this past week. Expect Frank Zombo to see some extra snaps if Hali is limited at all.
Hali missed practice during the week after missing time last week due to a knee injury. It's unclear what exactly his hand injury is but, if it limits him or forces him to sit out, look for Frank Zombo to see some extra snaps.
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|2007||Kansas City Chiefs||16||58||46.0||12||7.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2008||Kansas City Chiefs||15||54||43.0||11||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2009||Kansas City Chiefs||16||62||46.0||16||8.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||16||51||36.0||15||14.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||16||66||48.0||18||12||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||15||51||43.0||8||9||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||46||39.0||7||11||1||10||10.0||10||1||1|
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|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||4||0||0||0||0||0|
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