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Eric Berry | Defensive Back | #29

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 212
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (5) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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The player rep for free agent SS Eric Berry refuted Chiefs GM John Dorsey's claim that contract talks have been "positive."
Agent Chad Speck said "we've got a long ways to go." Berry has threatened to sit out if the Chiefs give him the franchise tag again. While we still fully expect Berry to stay in Kansas City, a hometown discount sounds unlikely. Feb 9 - 9:38 PM

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Chiefs GM John Dorsey says the team has had "positive conversations" with free agent Eric Berry.

Specifically, Berry's agent. Berry has made it known in no uncertain terms that he will not play under the franchise tag again in 2017, going as far as to say he will sit out the season. The Chiefs, meanwhile, have gone to great pains to insist they want to lock him up. A deal should get done before the start of free agency on March 9.
Feb 9 - 2:18 PM

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said he "absolutely" wants impending free agent Eric Berry to re-sign.

"The person he is, the football player he is, the leader," Hunt said. "His role for the team in 2016, what he meant to the team and the leadership he provided, we certainly want Eric back." Berry has said he will not play under the franchise tag again in 2017, so the Chiefs will need to open the checkbook to keep him in town. With limited cap space and NT Dontari Poe also headed for free agency, the Chiefs will have some tough decisions to make this spring.
Feb 4 - 1:03 PM

Free agent Eric Berry says he's prepared to sit the 2017 season out if franchise tagged.

"I’m out, I’m out," was Berry's response when asked what he'll do if tagged for the second straight year. "I’m just prepared mentally and emotionally to do what I need to do." In the event of a tag, this is essentially Berry's only leverage play, as the deadline for long-term talks is July 15. Berry did say the sides are ahead of where they were last year, and are already talking. Here's guessing we'll see Berry on the football field in 2017.
Feb 2 - 6:37 PM

Free agent Eric Berry says he will hold out if he's franchise tagged for the second consecutive year.

Berry has made his intentions known in no uncertain terms. Berry sat out last year, as well, but reported in the dying days of camp. Tagged players have essentially zero leverage after the July 15 deadline to reach a long-term deal. Berry's only solution would be holding out for 10 games and then reporting for the final six so his contract does not toll over to 2018.
Feb 2 - 4:37 PM

Free agent Eric Berry says he won't play under the franchise tag again in 2017.

"Definitely not" was Berry's response when asked. Berry wasn't happy about the tag last year, either, sitting out nearly all of training camp. The 28-year-old cancer survivor responded with another All-Pro campaign. The Chiefs need to get Berry taken care of before the start of free agency.
Feb 2 - 3:32 PM

Impending free agent Eric Berry said he'd like to re-sign with the Chiefs.

"I hope so," he said. "I think my agent had a conversation yesterday or something. It's early." It's encouraging that the sides have already opened a dialogue, but only the Jets and Cowboys have less cap room than Kansas City. Even for a stud like Berry, another franchise tag would be a tough pill for the Chiefs to swallow.
Jan 25 - 4:23 PM

Eric Berry exited Week 17 against the Chargers with a heel injury.

Berry is officially questionable to return and likely would if the game were in doubt, but he looks done for the day standing on the sidelines. With the Chiefs heading toward a first-round bye, he should be good to go for the playoffs.
Jan 1 - 6:55 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 05:55:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 03:04:00 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.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 01:08:00 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.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 09:38:00 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
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 10:49:00 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.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 06:00:00 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).
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 08:43:00 PM

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