Hali is considering retiring after 12 seasons in the NFL, SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Once an elite edge rusher, Tamba Hali played all 12 seasons of his career to date in Kansas City, totaling 89.5 sacks over that span. He's been a free agent for the last several months and he doesn't appear high on any team's radar. If he decides he wants to keep playing he'll likely be able to catch on with a team as a rotational pass rusher in 2018.
Hali will be released by the Chiefs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
It's a sad day for Chiefs fans everywhere, as Hali enjoyed a fantastic 12-year run in Kansas City and finishes his tenure with 89.5 sacks, second-most in team history behind the legendary Derrick Johnson. However, it was indeed the right time for the Chiefs to move on, as Hali was limited to only 99 defensive snaps in 2017 and finished the year with one mere tackle. Kansas City saves $7.7 million against the cap with his release.
Hali was originally deemed questionable due to a knee injury, but will play through the issue. Assuming he avoids any setbacks, he should take on his usual workload at outside linebacker in the contest.
Hali (knee) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Titans.
Hali did not play Week 17 against the Broncos as he continues to nurse a knee injury that kept him sidelined for the first half of the season. In the contests he's played, he's had a very limited role, never exceeding 30 defensive snaps in a contest. Should he be cleared to play Saturday, look for him to play in the same limited role.
Hali has been limited in all five games he played this season, and he's only posted one solo tackle. Expect him to be limited again Sunday, especially ahead of the Chiefs playoff divisional-round playoff game.
|2006||Kansas City Chiefs||16||61||44.0||17||8||1||-9||-9.0||-9||0||2|
|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|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||59||47.0||12||6||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||15||48||39.0||9||6.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||34||24.0||10||3.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||5||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2008||Kansas City Chiefs||15||0||0||3||0||1||0||1||0|
|2009||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||4||0||2||2||2||0|
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||15||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||0||0||4||0||2||11||2||1|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||3||0||1||0||1||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||15||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|