Tamba Hali is coming off the PUP list and will begin practicing for the Kansas City Chiefs this week, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and the KC Star’s Terez Paylor. This is great news for the Chiefs after they lost Dee Ford to injury in the Broncos game last week.
I was beginning to wonder about Tamba because Andy Reid didn’t really say anything about him the last time he was asked. It was almost eerily quiet about Tamba but it’s good to hear that something is happening here.
Tamba could have been hinting at this last night:
Get in the spirit. #haliluyah pic.twitter.com/ivEvvmO881— Tamba Hali (@TambaHali91) October 31, 2017
Basically, once Tamba starts practicing, it opens up a three week window in which the Chiefs can either activate him and add him to the 53-man roster or end his season and put him on injured reserve. Considering this could be Tamba’s final season in Kansas City, I would bet they’re going to activate him.
The next question is how the Chiefs will use him. I would speculate that the Chiefs could use him similarly to how the Steelers used James Harrison where they brought him essentially as a reliever (Harrison played in 15 snaps in the Chiefs game, for what it’s worth).