The Chiefs on Monday activated OLB Tamba Hali off the PUP list, according to The Kansas City Star. Hali has been out since an offseason knee scope. Hali missed most Chiefs practices last year as well while dealing with the knee trouble. But he only sat out 1 game and delivered a solid 48 tackles and 6.5 sacks. The 32-year-old can be OK without much camp time. Though even at full health, he's not a high-end IDP option.
Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali reached a new 3-year deal to stay in Kansas City in advance of free agency. At 32, Hali appears likely to finish his career with the Chiefs. He's a marginal IDP option but helps the team D with his pressure. K.C. also added OLB Jonathan Massaquoi for depth when free agency opened Wednesday.
Chiefs OLB Justin Houston returned to a limited practice Friday for the 1st time since suffering a knee injury at San Diego in Week 13. He's officially questionable for the game but a very risky IDP prospect. Fellow OLB starter Tamba Hali (thumb) is also questionable after missing practice all week. We'll see If he's ready to play nearly 2 weeks after surgery to repair a broken thumb, but we also wouldn't feel comfy betting on Hali in an IDP lineup. Getting 1 or both edge rushers back would raise the ceiling for the K.C. Team D, though.
Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali (thumb) is active for today's game against the Browns. He'll be playing his 1st game since Monday surgery for a broken thumb and thus might not be as effective as usual. There's plenty of upside to the matchup and Hali's talent, but the injury also brings some risk. Weigh that against your other IDP options this week.
Update: Hali was actually inactive for the game. We misread his status based on incomplete info on another website. Sorry for the error.
Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali (thumb) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns. He had surgery early this week after suffering a broken thumb in the Week 15 win at Baltimore. Hali missed all 3 practices this week and looks like a game-time decision. We'd lean away from using Hali even if he's active. The Chiefs might look to play him fewer snaps than usual, especially if they can build a lead over Cleveland. We also have to wonder how effective he'd be while likely working with a club on the repaired hand. If Hali sits, K.C. would start Dee Ford and Frank Zombo at the OLB spots, with Justin Houston still nursing a knee injury. The Chiefs still look like a strong team-D play, but injuries to both OLB starters lowers the scoring ceiling at least a bit.
Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali (knee) is active for today's game at Minnesota. He had been questionable. The veteran hasn't had a particularly productive start to the season, though, and is only a marginal IDP option.
As expected, Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali is active for today's game at Pittsburgh. He has been playing through a knee issue for weeks and should be fine to use as you normally would in your IDP league.
Chiefs LB Tamba Hali will play today against the Raiders despite a knee injury that had him questionable. He's fine to use as you normally would in your IDP lineup.
Chiefs LB Tamba Hali is questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders because of a knee injury that has lingered for a while. Hali normally sees limited practice time during the week but sat out Wednesday and Thursday completely this week before a limited Friday workout. We'd still guess that he'll play, but you'll need to watch Hali's Sunday status if you plan to use him in your IDP lineup. The 1 p.m. kickoff at least means there'll be plenty of insurance options available.
Auburn DE/OLB Dee Ford went to the Chiefs with the 23rd pick of the NFL draft. Ford doesn't look like a rookie starter on a 3-4 D that still boasts OLB Tamba Hali and OLB Justin Houston. But Hali has just 1 year left on his contract beyond this season (at $8.75 million total). Houston's in the final year of his deal but has reportedly already begun extension talks with the team. Ford carries long-term intrigue for IDP owners but doesn't look like he'll factor into the 2014 IDP rankings.
The Chiefs practiced without OLB Tamba Hali on Tuesday but welcomed LT Branden Albert and OLB Justin Houston back for full workouts. Albert (knee) and Houston (elbow) missed Sunday's game but appear on track to return. Hali reportedly has knee swelling, but HC Andy Reid said he should be fine "down the road." Kansas City is the only team locked into its AFC playoff seeding heading into Week 17, so Reid might decide to sit all 3 starters.
The league has suspended Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali for the season opener for violating the substance abuse policy. The suspension obviously forces K.C. to play a game without its top pass rusher. Second-year OLB Justin Houston will be relied on more heavily in his absence. Cameron Sheffield and Andy Studebaker are candidates to start in Hali's place.
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