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.