Chiefs re-sign LB Tamba Hali and DL Jaye Howard

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs confirmed Thursday that they have re-signed linebacker Tamba Hali and defensive  lineman Jaye Howard.

Per team policy, the club did not disclose the details of either Hali’s or Howard’s contracts, but did offer comments about each player.

“Tamba is one of the most passionate and competitive football players I’ve had the privilege to be around,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said in a news release. “His leadership and playing ability have been critical to our success defensively. He’s a great teammate and a true professional. We are pleased he is staying in Kansas City.”

Hali, a 6 foot 3 inch and 275 pound  linebacker, has played in 156 games in his 10-year NFL career.  During his 10 seasons with the Chiefs, Hali has amassed 582 tackles (466 solo), 81 tackles for loss, 149 quarterback pressures, two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, 33 forced fumbles, the second-most in franchise history and 86.0 sacks which ranks second in Chiefs history. In addition, Hali is a five-time Pro Bowler.

Howard, a 6 foot 3 inch and 301 pound defensive lineman, has played in 37 games in his three-year NFL career. Howard has racked up 99 tackles (65 solo) in his career, 15 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and 15 quarterback pressures. In three career postseason contests, all with Kansas City, Howard has recorded seven tackles as well as 1.0 sack.

“We were able to reach an agreement with Jaye Howard and his representatives to keep him in Kansas City,” Dorsey said in a news release. “Jaye had a very productive season last year and grew significantly. His versatility allows us to do a lot of different things up front. We are glad he will remain with us.”