Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali voids, to hit free agency

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali's contract has voided because the team didn't reach a contract extension with him by the close of business Friday. He'll now become an unrestricted free agent. Hali, 32, took a $3 million pay cut last year. They will be charged $4 million against the salary cap by keeping Hali on the roster. Hali had 48 tackles and 6 1/2 sacks and was named to his sixth Pro Bowl, but has ben battling knee injuries. Dee Ford is expected to replace Hali. Ford had 23 tackles and four sacks last season. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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