Vet LB Hali asks: Do Chiefs need me anymore?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali went on a Twitter rant Saturday, wondering why he played only seven snaps in last season’s AFC divisional round playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Hali also played a limited amount of snaps in a Week 4 regular-season loss to the Steelers.

Saturday’s rant was uncharacteristic for Hali, who has been known as a team player since being selected by the Chiefs in the first round of the 2006 draft.

Hali, 33, is tied for 44th on the NFL’s all-time sack list with 89.5. But he became a part-time player last year for the first time in his career, starting only two games and managing just 3.5 sacks, his lowest total since 2008.

Last offseason, Hali had arthroscopic surgery on his knees and didn’t return to practice until late in the preseason. He was frequently listed on the injury report during the 2016 regular season with soreness in his knees. He did not participate in offseason practice this year.

Chiefs veterans report for training camp at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph on Thursday. Practice begins the following day.

Hali indicated he would arrive as scheduled.

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