Following the report that Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali has been playing with injuries to his shoulders and foot, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the AFC sack king has withdrawn from the Pro Bowl. He is being replaced Shaun Phillips of the San Diego Chargers.
Hali no longer playing in the game brings the total number of Chiefs playing in the game to five: Jamaal Charles, Dwayne Bowe, Brian Waters, Eric Berry and Matt Cassel.
It’s a shame that Hali won’t get the recognition that he rightfully deserves in Hawaii, but it’s much more important bot to the future of the Chiefs and the linebacker’s contract negotiations that he get healthy as soon as possible. With the free agent and team still far apart on a new deal, there isn’t any reason for Hali to put himself at risk.