The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the team has signed linebacker Tamba Hali. Terms of the contract will not be released by the club.
"Tamba is one of the most passionate and competitive football players I've had the privilege to be around," Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. "His leadership and playing ability have been critical to our success defensively. He's a great teammate and a true professional. We are pleased he is staying in Kansas City."
Hali (6-3, 275) has played in 156 games (155 starts) in his 10-year NFL career, spending all 10 seasons with the Chiefs. In his career, Hali has amassed 582 tackles (466 solo), 81 tackles for loss, 149 quarterback pressures, two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, 33 forced fumbles, the second-most in franchise history and 86.0 sacks which ranks second in Chiefs history. Hali is a five-time Pro Bowler, earning consecutive trips from 2011-15. Following his rookie season, Hali earned the club's Mack Lee Hill Award, given to the team's top rookie or first-year player. The Teaneck, N.J., native originally entered the NFL as the Chiefs first-round pick (20th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft.
The best photos of LB Tamba Hali during the 2015 season.