Over the past three years, Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali has wavered on the concept of retirement. The wear and tear on his knees is real, yet he loves the game of football so much that it’s hard for him to imagine life without it. When asked Tuesday if this will be his final season, the 34-year old’s response came more from his head than his heart. “I don’t want to speak on it, and then I don’t want to run away from the question,” said Hali, a 12-year pro. “I don’t want to say I’m not gonna play, because the way I feel two weeks out of football, I’ll probably be ready to play. “But I would say I’m leaning more towards (being with) my family.” Hali represents a salary-cap hit of $9.7 million in 2018. The cap-strapped Chiefs are already approximately $5 million over the projected cap for 2018, which means changes will be coming. The Chiefs can release him and save $8 million, which seems like a lock for a player who has logged only one tackle and a single quarterback hurry this season while playing just 99 defensive snaps (9.5 percent).