The Kansas City Chiefs have signed DE Tamba Hali to a one-day contract to retire as a Chief.
We have signed Tamba Hali to a one-day contract. The six-time Pro Bowler will officially retire as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs 🙌 pic.twitter.com/UDTIvjl7pb
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) May 10, 2021
Hali has been a free agent since 2018 but had been keeping the door cracked to potentially return. This should officially close it.
Hali, 37, is a former first-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2006. He was entering the final year of his three-year, $22 million contract and set to make a base salary of $5.75 million for the 2018 season when the Chiefs released him.
For his career, Hali appeared in 177 games for the Chiefs over 12 seasons and recorded 592 tackles, 34 tackles for loss, 89.5 sacks, 32 forced fumbles, eight recoveries and one touchdown return, two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, 16 pass defenses and one safety.
He was also named to six Pro Bowls.