Chiefs set to release Tamba Hali

Chiefs set to release Tamba Hali

The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to release longtime defensive end Tamba Hali, ESPN reported Monday. This move saves K.C. ~$4.9 million in cap space in 2018, and the Chiefs will owe Parker $2 million in dead money.

Hali made five straight Pro Bowls from 2011 to 2015 and his 89.5 sacks are second to Derrick Thomas in team history.

Hali, a first-round pick of the team in 2006, has battled balky knees the last few years. This season, he has 67 tackles and picked off two passes.

Kansas City claimed Parker off waivers in September 2013, and would proceed to play in all 16 regular-season games at cornerback for the Chiefs that season, finishing with 18 total tackles, one sack, two interceptions, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.

Hali indicated he was strongly considering retirement last December. He reached double digits in sacks in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

Hali is the latest Chiefs veteran to be moved this offseason, joining inside linebacker Derrick Johnson and quarterback Alex Smith.

Tamba Hali has spent 12 seasons in the National Football League, all with the Kansas City Chiefs.