Hali (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
Hali continues to deal with complications and swelling from his previous knee injury, and that kept him out in Week 11. The Chiefs will likely need to get a full practice out of Hali before they're comfortable putting him on the game field, and their pass rush could be useful against mobile Bills' QB Tyrod Taylor.
Hali didn't make his season debut until Week 9 while battling a knee injury that dates back to training camp, and it wasn't long before he succumbed to a setback. Despite playing only 23 snaps in the Chiefs' last game against Dallas on Nov. 5, Hali experienced inflammation in his knees following the outing, with the bye week failing to provide sufficient time for him to recover. The Chiefs could struggle to generate a pass rush against the Giants with fellow outside linebacker Dee Ford (back) also sidelined for the Week 11 contest.
Hali didn't practice Wednesday while contending with swelling in his knees, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.
Hali made his season debut in the Chiefs' Week 9 loss to the Cowboys, playing 23 snaps on defense and recording one tackle. Despite the Chiefs coming off of a bye week, Hali still doesn't appear to be fully healthy, with Kansas City head coach Andy Reid indicating that the veteran's knees "swelled up a little bit" following the Dallas game. The 34-year-old's practice participation the rest of the week should provide a clearer indication of his status for the Week 11 matchup with the Giants, but if Hali plays, it wouldn't be surprising if his snaps were limited for the second straight contest.
Hali turned 34 years old Friday, and he was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday. It's unlikely he's summoned for a full work load, but with Dee Ford (back) inactive, the linebacker depth is necessary for Kansas City. Therefore, Hali shouldn't be considered an IDP threat.
This is a surprising move as Hali has only practiced twice, but it's welcome timing for the Chiefs with Dee Ford (back) ruled out Sunday and Justin Houston (knee) listed as questionable. It's unclear at this point the role Kansas City has in mind for the 34-year-old, but it's difficult to imagine a full workload for Sunday's game against the Cowboys with such minimal practice time.
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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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|2007||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|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|
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