Eric Berry
DB KC (5)
9 hours ago

Berry officially signed his franchise tag Sunday but coach Andy Reid doesn't anticipate him playing in Thursday's preseason finale against the Packers, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Berry is expected to receive plenty of time during practice to get prepared for Week 1 against the Chargers. Assuming all goes as planned, he should be line for another strong season in 2016.

Eric Berry
DB KC (5)
3 days ago

Berry plans to end his current holdout and return to the team Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Berry hasn't been involved throughout the entirety of training camp thus far as he elected not to sign his $10.8 million franchise tender for an extended period of time. Given he intends to return Sunday, his Week 1 status should be solidified without question, but it's not fully clear at this point if he'll get any reps during the team's final preseason game in early September. The relatively quiet nature of Berry's holdout figures to have little impact on his relationship with the rest of the team moving forward.

Eric Berry
DB KC (5)
3 weeks ago

According to Chiefs' General Manager John Dorsey, Berry (contract) is expected to be on the field Week 1 against the Chargers, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports. "I haven't talked to Eric one-on-one about when he's going to show up. Knowing what a prideful professional he is, I think he will show up at the appropriate time," Dorsey said Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Berry has been absent from training camp as he looks to negotiate a long-term extension. The All-Pro safety has yet to sign his $10.8 million franchise tender and is expected to miss the entirety of the preseason as a result. While Berry and Chiefs aren't currently seeing eye-to-eye, Dorsey seems confident that Berry will be with the team to open the season. Until them, look for Daniel Sorensen (foot) and Eric Murray to take the majority of first-team reps.

Eric Berry
DB KC (5)
1 month ago

Berry (contract) is expected to miss most or all of the preseason, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Berry can skip training camp and the preseason without incurring fines, as he's yet to sign his $10.8 million franchise tender. The deadline for a long-term extension already passed, but he may be hoping to negotiate a higher salary, or might be unhappy with how previous negotiations were handled. It's also possible he just hopes to avoid an injury, in which case he'd likely rejoin the team by mid-to-late August. Regardless of how this plays out, Berry is unlikely to continue his holdout into the regular season.

Eric Berry
DB KC (5)
1 month ago

Berry does not plan on reporting to the start of training camp, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Berry has yet to sign his $10.8 million franchise tender, thereby allowing him to miss training camp without incurring any fines. The deadline for a long-term extension has already passed, but Berry may be seeking other concessions from the team. He figures to eventually join his teammates at camp, though it could be a couple weeks.

Eric Berry
DB KC (5)
1 month ago

Berry and the Chiefs will not reach agreement on a long-term extension ahead of Friday's deadline, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Berry will consequently earn $10.8 million this season while playing under Kansas City's franchise tag and become a free agent next offseason. After missing the entire 2014 season while fighting cancer, Berry incredibly returned last season to earn his fourth Pro Bowl selection. Not only that, but Berry posted a career-best 92 tackles (77 solo) and four interceptions. With the allure of a long-term contract looming, look for a motivated Berry to pick up where he left off this year.

Eric Berry
DB KC (5)
2 months ago

Berry and the Chiefs are unlikely to reach agreement on an extension prior to Fridays deadline for franchise-tagged players, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the two sides remain far apart in negotiations, but it's still possible a deal could happen Friday. If not, Berry will play out 2016 under his $10.806 million franchise-tag salary, and then be able to hit free agency next offseason. He played all 16 games last year, recording 61 tackles (55 solo), two interceptions and 10 passes defended.

Eric Berry
DB KC (5)
6 months ago

The Chiefs applied their franchise tag to Berry on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Berry, who returned to the field in 2015 after battling Hodgkin's lymphoma, earned his fourth Pro Bowl nod in the process, while also being named the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year. The Chiefs' starting free safety recorded 61 tackles and two picks in 16 games this past season, his sixth with the team.

Eric Berry
DB KC (5)
7 months ago

Berry finished the 2015 campaign with 61 tackles (55 solo) and two interceptions.

EDGE Analysis

After missing a the 2014 campaign due to a bout with cancer, Berry emerged better than ever, and returned to his previous form in 2015. He'll likely put his name in the hat for the Comeback Player of the Year award alongside teammate Derrick Johnson, but he will enter the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. It seems likely the Chiefs will make a push to re-sign Berry, but there's no guarantee he will be back in Kansas City for 2016.

Eric Berry
DB KC (5)
12 months ago

Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton indicated Thursday that Berry is "going to be in the rotation" during Sunday's game against the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Week 1 will mark the first time Berry has taken the field during the regular season since he was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in December of last season. He kept himself in good shape despite going through chemotherapy, and will make a triumphant return to the gridiron Sunday.