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Tamba Hali's contract restructure creates $7 million in cap space for Chiefs

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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs worked out a deal to keep Tamba Hali in Kansas City and now CBS Sports Joel Corry has details on what they did to make it happen.

The bottom line for right now is that the Chiefs get $7 million more in salary cap space. That's a sizable chunk and will help the Chiefs this year. The Chiefs could have cut Hali and saved $9 million against the cap before they re-worked it. They have some dead money next year but for 2015 the Chiefs get salary cap relief.

Read thisTamba's note to Chiefs fans

The Chiefs will need to be under the cap by the start of free agency at 3 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) on Tuesday.