LB - FA
34-year-old free agent pass rusher Tamba Hali told SiriusXM "I think the time has come" to retire. Although not an official announcement, Hali has been in decline for several seasons and drawn little interest on the free agent market since the Chiefs released him in March.
If he's played his last down, the 2006 first-rounder will retire with 89.5 sack, 33 forced fumbles, and five Pro Bowl berths.
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Chiefs are releasing outside linebacker Tamba Hali, saving over $7 million in cap space.
Hali just turned 35 years old, so he's not quite the player he once was, but can still contribute. He started the year on the PUP list last season and never really returned to full health, playing just 99 snaps during the regular season. Expect the Chiefs to address their already-thin linebacking corps in the draft.
Kansas City Chiefs beat writer Terez Paylor is reporting that LB Tamba Hali (knee) did not practice on Friday, but "will play" in Week 2.
Kansas City's D/ST entered the 2016 regular season as one of the top units in fantasy football. However, in Week 1, they were gashed by the San Diego Chargers offense and totaled one fantasy point in the contest. They have another risky matchup in Week 2 versus the Houston Texans and should be started despite their woes in the previous week.
Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali returned to practice on Friday, according to reports.
With Justin Houston sidelined, Hali's presence will go a long way toward ensuring the Chiefs D/ST remains dominant against the San Diego Chargers in Week 1. The unit is worth starting, but there are question among this group about whether or not they can match last year's level of production. There are better options in daily leagues for Week 1.
The Kansas City Chiefs have activated LB Tamba Hali (knee) from the PUP list on Monday.
Hali is a key piece of Kansas City's defense that is returning from injury to participate in football activities for the fist time this summer. The pass rusher will likely miss the preseason, but is expected to be a full-go for Week 1. Kansas City finished the 2015 campaign as the second ranked D/ST in fantasy football with 186 points and an 11.6 FPPG average. In 2016, they should be one of the first units selected in fantasy drafts, however, they could take a step back with the question marks surrounding Eric Berry's regular season status due to a contract dispute with the club.