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Eric Berry | Defensive Back | #29

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 212
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (5) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Chiefs SS Eric Berry (knee) didn't practice Wednesday.
Berry exited Week 2 with some swelling in his knee. The missed practice isn't a major concern. Berry should be fine for Sunday's game against Jets. Sep 21 - 5:55 PM

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Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed SS Eric Berry will be ready for Week 1.

This was expected even after Berry held out for the majority of camp, but it is still nice to hear. The All-Pro could still be limited in his first game action of the year, but he should be a full-go soon enough. Berry recorded two picks and 61 tackles last season.
Sep 2 - 3:04 PM

Chiefs re-signed SS Eric Berry to a one-year, $10.8 million contract.

Berry staged a lengthy holdout after failing to reach a long-term deal as the Chiefs' franchise player, but he is ready to get back to playing football. It may take Berry a few days to get up to speed, but he should be ready for the Chiefs' season opener in two weeks. The 27-year-old was a first-team All-Pro last season and also earned NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors.
Aug 28 - 1:08 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Chiefs holdout S Eric Berry will report to the team next week.

Speaking Friday morning, coach Andy Reid said he'd have no problems inserting Berry into the Week 1 lineup, even if he shows up that week. It'll be interesting to see what kind of shape Berry is in when he arrives to the facility. Once he reports, Berry will be locked into a one-year, $10.8 million deal.
Aug 26 - 9:38 AM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey said he is confident holdout S Eric Berry will be back in time for Week 1.

The two sides failed to reach a long-term agreement by the July 15 deadline, meaning Berry is technically not under contract until he signs his franchise tender. Dorsey is under the impression Berry will sign the tender and rejoin the team sometime before the start of the regular season. "The agent has said ... at some juncture during this course, he'll show up here," Dorsey said. "Knowing what a prideful professional he is, I think he will show up at the appropriate time." Berry will lock in a one-year, $10.8 million salary once he signs the tender.
Source: ESPN
Aug 11 - 10:49 AM

Chiefs unsigned franchise player Eric Berry was absent for the start of training camp on Friday.

As expected. After failing to reach a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline for franchise players, Berry is now poised to stage a lengthy holdout that could last well into training camp. Because he hasn't signed his franchise tender yet, Berry can skip all of training camp and arrive for Week 1 without facing a fine.
Jul 29 - 6:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Chiefs unsigned franchise player Eric Berry is expected to skip most of the preseason.

Because Berry has yet to sign his one-year, $10.8 million tender, he could theoretically skip all of camp and the preseason, sign the tag right before Week 1, and collect his full 2016 salary. The Chiefs were never even close to signing Berry long term ahead of the July 15 deadline. The Chiefs are also expected to open the season without franchise pass rusher Justin Houston (ACL).
Jul 27 - 8:43 PM's Ian Rapoport reports unsigned Chiefs franchise player Eric Berry won't report for the start of training camp.

It's a symbolic gesture, as the sides can't negotiate until after the season. Berry might be trying to lessen his injury odds, but holdouts are often prone to soft-tissue ailments. He could also be angling for 2017 concessions (I.E., not another franchise tag). We'd imagine Berry won't wait too long before signing his $10.8 million tender.
Jul 26 - 3:04 PM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey released a statement saying the team "look(s) forward to resuming" contract negotiations with SS Eric Berry after the season.

Kansas City and Berry were unable to hammer out a long-term deal before the franchise-tag deadline, but the Chiefs will retry after the season. With the two sides reportedly "miles apart," it is not a given they work something out before 2017 free agency. Berry will make $10.8 million on his one-year tag.
Jul 16 - 11:12 AM

NFL Network's Rand Getlin confirms the Chiefs and franchise player Eric Berry will not reach a long-term deal before Friday's deadline.

Getlin said the sides were "miles apart." Berry was reportedly seeking a deal similar to the five-year, $51.25 million pact signed by Vikings S Harrison Smith earlier this offseason. Apparently that wasn't in the Chiefs' budget. The 2015 Comeback Player of the Year and first-team All-Pro is now slated for free agency next winter. Berry will play under the $10.8 million franchise tag in 2016.
Jul 15 - 2:45 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports the Chiefs and franchise player Eric Berry are "highly unlikely" to agree to a deal before Friday afternoon's deadline.

It's similar to what NFL Network's Rand Getlin reported Thursday. There's still about four hours for the sides to close the gap, but it sounds like that gap is pretty wide. Berry is likely to play out 2016 on the $10.8 million tag.
Jul 15 - 12:16 PM's Rand Getlin reports the Chiefs and franchise player Eric Berry remain unlikely to agree on an extension before Friday's deadline.

Per Getlin, the sides made "very little" progress on Thursday. Berry is headed into his seventh NFL season, but is still only 27. He'll get paid if he hits the open market next spring.
Jul 14 - 11:48 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Chiefs have not "ruled out" reaching a long-term agreement with franchise-tagged S Eric Berry before Friday's deadline.

Rand Getlin reported Wednesday a deal is unlikely, and Rapoport concedes the two sides are not close. Still, deadlines spur action, and it is possible the two sides get something done on Friday. Berry would earn $10.81 million this season under the terms of the tag.
Jul 14 - 11:37 AM

NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports the Chiefs are unlikely to extend franchise-tagged S Eric Berry before the July 15 deadline.

The Chiefs haven't made much progress with Berry over the last week. It sounds like they're prepared to let him play out this year at his $10.81 million tender. Berry is seeking a deal in the range of Harrison Smith's five-year, $51.25M extension, but might have to wait until next offseason.
Jul 13 - 5:32 PM

MMQB's Emily Kaplan expects the Chiefs to work out a long-term deal with franchise-tagged S Eric Berry by the July 15 deadline.

Berry said he was surprised by the lack of progress last week, but these deals routinely go down to the wire. Kaplan thinks the Chiefs will take it to the last minute, but ultimately she expects a deal to get done. Harrison Smith's five-year, $51.25 million extension is likely the starting point for negotiations.
Source: MMQB
Jul 12 - 10:04 AM

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