Chiefs give Hali five-year deal

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KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Chiefs officially announced Thursday that they have signed linebacker Tamba Hali, hammering out a contract for the player they franchised in February before the NFL lockout started.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Kansas City Star reported Wednesday night that it was for five years and as much as $60 million, with at least $35 million guaranteed.

Hali, 27, started all 16 games last season and registered 51 tackles and a career-high 14 1/2 sacks to lead the AFC.

The Penn State product has compiled 283 tackles and 41 1/2 sacks in five seasons with the Chiefs since they drafted him in the first round in 2006.

He has started all 79 game he has played in the NFL.

The Chiefs also announced Thursday that cornerback Brandon Carr signed his restricted free agent tender, and they signed safety Sabby Piscitelli.


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