Chiefs veteran defensive end release Tamba Hali

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs cleaning house on the defensive side of the football continues.

The Kansas City Chiefs have released long-time defensive end Tamba Hali.

“Tamba has been a tremendous ambassador for our organization, both on and off the playing field,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement on the team's website.  “His incredible work ethic and passion for the game helped make him one of the most successful pass rushers in franchise history. Tamba will always be a part of the Chiefs family, and we sincerely appreciate his contributions to the Chiefs and the Kansas City community over the last 12 seasons.”

Hali has played with the team his entire career.

Since the 2006 season, Hali has racked up more than 89 sacks in more than 175 career games.

Hali joins long-time teammate Derrick Johnson among those leaving the team this off-season.

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