Fans, players, media members pay tribute to former Chiefs LB Tamba Hali
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By Wesley Roesch

We all knew the Chiefs’ release of linebacker Tamba Hali was coming, but that didn’t mean it hurt any less.

Since joining Kansas City in 2006, Hali was the epitome of “class act.” Hali was always the hardest worker in the room. He routinely coached up fellow athletes, even his rivals.

Even when Hali displayed his frustration to the team for lack of playing time, we knew his frustration came from a place of passion. He wanted to contribute, and he wanted to win.

Over 12 seasons, Hali solidified himself as one of the greatest Chiefs of all time. He ranks second in franchise history in sacks (89.5) and forced fumbles (33). If not for injuries late in his career, he could have put up even more numbers.

A future Chiefs Hall of Famer, Hali will be missed in Kansas City. Many media members, fans and players let Hali know on Twitter just how much they appreciated his time in K.C.

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