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Tamba Hali

Tamba Hali - #91 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 275 lbs.
Birthday 11/03/1983
Birthplace Gbarnga, Li
College Penn State
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 1st round, 20th pick by Chiefs

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
51 1 0

AFC West free-agent preview

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 7 a.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the AFC West.

Pioli says speed key to Chiefs' turnaround

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
According to GM Scott Pioli, adding speed was essential for the Chiefs to dig themselves out of the AFC West basement, which they did in 2010.

Longtime Chiefs broadcaster dies

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Longtime Chiefs icon and broadcaster Bill Grigsby died this weekend. He retired in 2010 after 62 years in broadcasting.

Cassel had role in Zorn hiring

Posted Feb. 26, 2011 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
When Chiefs head coach Todd Haley decided to hire Jim Zorn as his QB coach, the decision wasn't his and his alone. He consulted with at least one key figure in the organization before finalizing the move.

Schwartz hints Lions could appeal tampering case

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
The Lions' tampering case with the Chiefs might not be over just yet, as Detroit could appeal the matter with the NFL.

Former Chiefs RB Podolak hurt in auto accident

Posted Feb. 22, 2011 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
Ed Podolak, who played nine seasons for the Chiefs from 1969-77, was injured in a car accident over the weekend.

Lions guilty of tampering with Chiefs, forfeit pick

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
The NFL has ruled that the Lions have been found guilty of tampering with the Chiefs and will have to forfeit a draft pick.

AFC West 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 9:32 a.m. ET
Matt Cassel had a sparkling 27-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio in directing the Chiefs to a surprising first-place finish in the AFC West.

Chiefs give Hali the franchise tag

Posted Feb. 16, 2011 @ 12:43 p.m. ET
The Chiefs placed the franchise tag on OLB Tamba Hali on Wednesday, keeping the talented defender in Kansas City.

K.C. mayor writes Hunt to avoid lockout

Posted Feb. 15, 2011 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser wrote a letter to Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt last week, asking owners to pledge against a potential lockout.

Zorn hired as Chiefs' QB coach

Posted Feb. 15, 2011 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
Jim Zorn, who has tutored quarterbacks in Seattle, Washington and Baltimore in the past decade, is the new quarterbacks coach of the Chiefs.

Muir hiring puts Haley in control of offense

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
When Charlie Weis left, it was widely believed that whomever the Chiefs named as their new offensive coordinator would be very indicative of how large a role head coach Todd Haley would have in the offense.

Chiefs name OL coach Muir offensive coordinator

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have named offensive line coach Bill Muir as the team's new offensive coordinator.

Packers QB Rodgers, Chiefs RB Charles named FedEx Air & Ground POYs

Posted Feb. 02, 2011 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles have been named the 2010 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year.

Hali skipping Pro Bowl for personal reasons

Posted Jan. 26, 2011 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
After being named as a replacement for Steelers OLB James Harrison on Sunday, Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali has already asked out of the Pro Bowl for personal reasons.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 26, 2012
An illness running through the Kansas City Chiefs the past few weeks kept running back Jamaal Charles, linebacker Tamba Hali and left tackle Donald Stephenson out of practice Wednesday.||||||| Coach Romeo Crennel said that Hali and Stephenson were sent home soon after arriving at the team's practice facility.
Posted Sept. 11, 2012
The Chiefs have waived linebacker Cameron Sheffield to make roster space for Hali, who was suspended for Week 1 for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.||||||| Hali did not count against the Chiefs' 53-man roster while he was suspended for the season-opener against Atlanta. He's eligible to return for this week's game at Buffalo. Hali is coming off a standout season in which he had 12 sacks and reached his first Pro Bowl.
Posted Aug. 20, 2012
The NFL has suspended Hali of the Kansas City Chiefs for the season-opener against Atlanta for violating its policy on substance abuse. The league announced the suspension in a brief statement Monday without disclosing details.||||||| Hali will miss the Sept. 9 game against the Falcons and be fined an additional game check. He will be eligible to return the following day and he is still allowed to participate in preseason practices and games. The Chiefs play the Seattle Seahawks on Friday night.
Posted Aug. 03, 2011
A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that Hali and the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms on a five-year deal worth $60 million.||||||| The person, who spoke late Wednesday on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made, said $35 million of the contract is guaranteed. The person also said that Hali will be at training camp Thursday afternoon on the campus of Missouri Western State University. Hali had been designated as the Chiefs' franchise player after a breakthrough season in which he led the AFC with 14 1/2 sacks.
Posted Feb. 16, 2011
The Kansas City Chiefs have put the franchise tag on Hali, with the team saying it was hopeful of reaching a long-term deal.||||||| The non-exclusive tag was placed on Hali on Wednesday. He can negotiate with other teams, but the Chiefs have the right to match any offer or receive two first-round draft choices for letting him go elsewhere. Hali led the AFC with 14 1/2 sacks this season and was a late addition to the AFC Pro Bowl roster. He also had 50 tackles, 19 quarterback pressures and four forced fumbles. He was the Chiefs' first-round pick in the 2006 draft.

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