Sack artist Hali, DB Parker cut

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - SPORTS -

KANSAS CITY, MO. >> The Chiefs have re­leased one of their ca­reer sack lead­ers, Tamba Hali, and vet­eran stal­wart of their sec­ondary, Ron Parker — moves de­signed to help Kansas City get younger on de­fense and have some fi­nan­cial free­dom for the start of free agency.

The Chiefs parted ways with long­time line­backer Hali on Mon­day. The move was hardly a sur­prise given his de­creased pro­duc­tion. Safety Parker, who had missed just one game over the past four sea­sons and pro­vided some sta­bil­ity when Eric Berry was in­jured last sea­son, also was waived.

Hali was due a base salary of $5,750,000 this sea­son with a salary-cap hit of more than $9 mil­lion, and his re­lease will only cost them about $1.7 mil­lion in dead money. Parker’s re­lease saves about $5.3 mil­lion against the salary cap.

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