Earlier this year, the Chiefs placed the franchise tag on linebacker Tamba Hali. He hadn’t signed it.
He’ll now be signing a five-year contract with the team, per a league source.
Hali, a first-round pick in 2006, has started all but one game since entering the league. He had 14.5 sacks in 2010, and he has 41.5 for his career.
UPDATE: According to ESPN, it’s a five-year, $60 million contract, with $35 million guaranteed. That’s a bigger guarantee with one less year than the Charles Johnson deal, and it’s more guaranteed money than Nnamdi Asomugha with an identical five-year total.