Hali has been unable to practice all preseason with an undisclosed issue, so this decision comes as no surprise. He will now be allowed to effectively go through his own training camp during the first six weeks of the regular season before he becomes eligible to return. The veteran outside linebacker is entering his 12th season in the league, and has saw his snap count decrease in the latter portion of last season. Thus, fewer games played this season could ultimately lead to more efficient production.
Hali (undisclosed) has been placed on the physically unable to perform list for the start of training camp, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.
It is unclear what specifically the veteran is dealing with, but the Chiefs are likely exercising caution in order for him to return to full health before he returns to the field. The veteran outside linebacker is entering his 12th season with the Chiefs, and projects to start at outside linebacker in Week 1. He saw his snap count decrease in the latter portion of last season, and figures to continue seeing a slightly smaller workload going forward given his age.
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
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|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|
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