FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 file photo, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali (91)] makes contact with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) after the throw, in the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/C
Charlie Riedel, File
March 08, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the Chiefs and Tamba Hali have agreed to a three-year contract to keep the veteran linebacker in Kansas City.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the deal had not been announced.

The 32-year-old Hali is coming off his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl, despite practicing on a limited basis much of the season because of a troublesome knee. He also had a broken thumb late in the year.

Still, the Chiefs' former first-round pick finished with 6 1-2 sacks while starting 14 of the 15 games he played. That gave him 86 for his career, matching Neil Smith for second-most in franchise history.


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