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Chiefs Not Expected To Trade Veteran OLB Tamba Hali

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk citing a league source, reports that the Chiefs are not expected to trade veteran OLB Tamba Hali before Tuesday’s deadline.

The idea had been floated that the Chiefs could move Hali after they got off to a poor start, especially considering that they’ve locked up Justin Houston to a massive contract extension and used a first-round pick on Dee Ford in recent years.

However, it sounds like the Chiefs will keep him and see if they can get back in the mix for a playoff spot.

Hali, 31, took a $3 million pay cut to be back with the Chiefs this season. At the time, was entering the final year of his five-year, $57.5 million contract that included $35 million guaranteed and would have made a base salary of $6.75 million.

However, Hali basically accepted a one-year, $6 million contract that includes a $5 million signing bonus and a base salary of $870,000 for the 2015 season.

Coming into today’s game, Hali had seven games and recorded 20 tackles, three sacks, and a forced fumble. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 10 outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense out of 47 qualifying players.