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Ex-PSU star set to retire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs announced Monday they have signed six-time Pro Bowl selection Tamba Hali to a one-day contract.

The move allows Hali — who played outside linebacker in Kansas City from 2006 to 2017 after getting drafted out of Penn State — to retire a Chief.

The former Nittany Lion finished his time with the Chiefs second in team history in sacks behind only Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Thomas.

He played in 175 games for Kansas City and recorded 588 tackles, 89.5 sacks, 33 forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries. In 2010, he led the AFC in sacks with 14.5 and earned his first All-Pro invitation.

Hali was picked 20th overall in the 2006 NFL draft by the Chiefs.

ESPN extends Berman’s deal

Chris Berman will continue to host “NFL PrimeTime” after agreeing to a new contract with ESPN.

The multiyear agreement was announced on Berman’s 66th birthday Monday.

“We’ve been working on it for awhile, and this was the perfect time to do it,” Berman said during a telephone interview.

Berman has been an integral part of ESPN throughout its history after joining the network a month after its launch in September 1979. Besides being one of the original “SportsCenter” anchors, he has been a key part of the network’s NFL and baseball coverage.

He hosted “NFL PrimeTime” with Tom Jackson from 1987 to 2005 on ESPN and then starting again in 2019 when it returned on the ESPN+ streaming service. Berman — who also hosted “NFL Countdown” from 1985 to 2016 — teamed up with Booger McFarland for “PrimeTime” last year when Jackson could not travel due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From Mirror, wire reports


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