The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Tamba Hali to a three-year deal, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
This is fairly stunning news. The Chiefs have signed outside linebacker Tamba Hali to a three-year deal, only four days after letting his contract void. Hali is the longest-tenured Chiefs player, having been on the club for the past 10 seasons. Terms of the deal are undisclosed.
Hali is one of the most beloved Chiefs of all-time, and he finally is brought back into the fold by general manager John Dorsey. Most figured that Hali would be getting a one-year deal at the age of 32, but Kansas City is showing all kinds of faith in the superstar.
The former Penn State star has been to the Pro Bowl each of the past six seasons and is pushing to be a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hali has 86 career sacks as well, putting him second on the franchise list behind only the immoral Derrick Thomas.
This move also spells some issues for Dee Ford. Ford was drafted with the 23rd-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and has not been able to get into the starting lineup. With Hali coming back, it appears that Ford will be nailed to the bench again.