Chiefs part ways with LB Tamba Hali

Kansas City Chiefs Tamba Hali runs through players as he is introduced during a NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won, 30-13. (G. Newman Lowrance via AP)
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have released longtime linebacker Tamba Hali, one of the franchise's career sack leaders.

Hali has spent his entire 12-year career in Kansas City, piling up 89 1/2 sacks and at one point going to five consecutive Pro Bowls. But he had become a part-time player because of balky knees the past couple of years, and spent much of this past season on the PUP list.

The move will save more than $7 million against the salary cap. They'll be hit with $1.7 million in dead money.

The Chiefs have also waived safety Ron Parker ahead of the start of free agency this week. That move will save the cash-strapped Chiefs bout $5.3 million against the cap.