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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

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Chiefs better suited for 3-4 defense

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The Chiefs' personnel suggests they should stick with running a 3-4 defense next season.

Chiefs OLB Hali suspended for Week One

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
The NFL suspended Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali for the first game of the regular season without pay for violating the league’s policy on substance abuse.

Week 15 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Drew Brees, Tamba Hali and Ryan Succop as its Players of the Week.

Packers-Chiefs matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 8:19 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups in the Packers' Week 15 game against the Chiefs Sunday in Kansas City.  

Scout's Notebook: Chiefs ROLB Tamba Hali

Posted Dec. 07, 2011 @ 9:55 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki breaks down Chiefs ROLB Tamba Hali, who has thrived under Romeo Crennel's direction.

Chiefs-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 10:45 p.m. ET
The Chiefs have only one consistent pass rusher, but their lone legitimate threat is one of the league's best rush linebackers.

Week Four Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Aaron Rodgers, Tamba Hali and Devin Hester as its Players of the Week.

Chiefs defense needs to save the season

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
A lot of attention will go to the shouting match between Todd Haley and Matt Cassel, but the real key to the Chiefs' Week Four win was their defense.

Vikings stock report: Week Four

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Here's the Vikings stock report — three areas of the team heading in the right direction and three going in the wrong direction — following the Vikings' loss to the Chiefs.

Vikings-Chiefs prediction

Posted Oct. 02, 2011 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
One of these winless teams, the Vikings or the Chiefs, will get into the win column this week.

Vikings-Chiefs matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chiefs game.

Vikings-Chiefs matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 29, 2011 @ 9:44 a.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Chiefs game.

Hali, Chiefs agree to long-term deal

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 12:20 a.m. ET
OLB Tamba Hali and the Chiefs agreed to a long-term deal, keeping the Pro Bowler in Kansas City for another five years. 

Without Vrabel, Chiefs need an outside linebacker to step up

Posted July 14, 2011 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
There are a lot of players vying for the OLB spot in the Chiefs' lineup vacated by the recently retired Mike Vrabel.

Long-term deal for Hali could be salary boost Chiefs need

Posted June 30, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Chiefs might need to add salary when free agency starts, and a way that might be done is signing OLB Tamba Hali to a long-term contract.

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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