The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the team has signed LB Tamba Hali, who had been designated the club's franchise player.
Hali (6-3, 275) has started 79 regular season contests with the Chiefs, posting 296 tackles (217 solo), 41.5 sacks (-258.0 yards), 58 QB pressures, an INT, 19 forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. His 19 forced fumbles are third in Chiefs history behind LB Derrick Thomas (45) and DE Neil Smith (29), while his 41.5 sacks rank seventh in franchise annals. The Ghanga, Liberia native entered the NFL as a first-round pick (20th overall) of the Chiefs in 2006.
Hali saw duty in 47 games (34 starts) at Penn State, recording 179 tackles (84 solo), 36.0 stops for loss and 14.0 sacks. He prepped at Teaneck High School in Teaneck, New Jersey.