QEric Berry
DB KC (10)
1 week ago

Berry missed practice Wednesday due to a sore heel, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Berry inked a six-year deal with the Chiefs in February, and figures to be a heavy contributor on the defense for years to come. The Chiefs have no need to push Berry while he deals with a heel issue, as they're priority is to ensure his health entering training camp. Nothing indicates the 28-year-old is looking at anything serious here, so barring any setbacks, he should be on track for a healthy start to the season.

QEric Berry
DB KC (10)
4 months ago1 Comment

Berry signed a six-year, $78 million deal with the Chiefs on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The contract includes $40 million in guaranteed money and a $20 million signing bonus, making Berry the highest paid safety in the NFL. The five-time Pro Bowler recorded 77 tackles in 2016 and picked off four passes, two of them for touchdowns. Berry is undoubtedly one of the leaders of Kansas City's defense and the deal will keep him in that role for the foreseeable future. The fact that he did not require a franchise tag also gives the Chiefs an opportunity to place a tag on defensive tackle Dontari Poe, which would keep him in Kansas City for the 2017 season.

QEric Berry
DB KC (10)
4 months ago

Berry is expected to receive the Chiefs' franchise tag unless he and the team reach agreement on a long-term deal prior to Wednesday's deadline, ESPN's Ed Werder reports.

EDGE Analysis

Berry and defensive tackle Dontari Poe are both in search of long-term contracts to remain in Kansas City, but unless either one of them unexpectedly secures such a deal, it's anticipated that Berry will be designated as the Chiefs' franchise player for a second straight season. After holding out during training camp last year, Berry has made it clear that he'll refuse to play under the tag in 2017, which, barring an unforeseen development in the next couple days, figures to result in another standoff between the Chiefs and their five-time Pro Bowler this offseason.

QEric Berry
DB KC (10)
5 months ago

Berry will "definitely not" play under the franchise tag in 2017, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Berry earned $10.8 million this season while playing under Kansas City's franchise tag, but that only came after he reported late for training camp in the wake of an unsuccessful attempt to secure a long-term contract. Despite a delayed start to his 2016 campaign, Berry still finished with 77 tackles (62 solo), four interceptions and two defensive touchdowns, earning his fifth Pro-Bowl selection along the way. At 28 years old, Berry is a vital cog in the Chiefs defense and hopes to finish his career in Kansas City, but he'll only return if a long-term agreement is reached.

QEric Berry
DB KC (10)
5 months ago

Berry finished 2016 with 77 tackles (62 solo), four interceptions (two touchdowns) and one forced fumble.

EDGE Analysis

Berry continues to play at an elite level at the safety position, but enters the offseason with his contract expiring after playing 2016 on the Chiefs' franchise tag. He held out much of camp, but was ultimately unable to reach a multi-year deal with the club. Given his invaluable play for a second straight season, Kansas City may need to pony up a hefty sum to keep his services in the secondary moving forward. Should the two sides fail to reach an agreement again, the franchise tag likely wouldn't be off the table again.

QEric Berry
DB KC (10)
5 months ago

Berry (Achilles) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Berry injured his Achilles in Week 17's win over the Chargers, but after getting the past week off to rest, the safety returned to the practice field as a full participant. He will be a full-go for Sunday's tilt with the Steelers, bolstering the Chiefs' secondary.

QEric Berry
DB KC (10)
6 months ago

Berry injured his heel during the Chiefs' 37-27 victory over the Chargers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

It appeared Berry could've returned to the game, but -- nursing a 10-point lead -- the Chiefs' seemed content in letting him sit. He shouldn't miss any time in the postseason.

QEric Berry
DB KC (10)
6 months ago

Berry forced a fumble while adding 11 tackles in Sunday's loss to the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

With three interceptions, a forced fumble and two touchdowns, Berry is one of the best big-play safeties in the league. In addition, he's piled up at least nine tackles in three of his last six games, making him a fantastic IDP weekly option.

QEric Berry
DB KC (10)
7 months ago

Not only did Berry score on a 37-yard interception return prior to halftime, but he also picked off a two-point conversion attempt, returning it for two points himself to take a 29-28 lead in Sunday's victory over the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Berry only recorded two tackles in Sunday's win, but he made his presence felt on two of the biggest plays of the game. The interception was his third of the season, while the trip to the end zone was his second. The 27-year-old strong safety will look to continue his stellar play in Thursday's tilt against the Raiders.

QEric Berry
DB KC (10)
7 months ago

Berry returned an interception for a touchdown while recording nine tackles and two passes defensed Sunday against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Berry has been improving his tackle numbers lately as he's piled up 21 over his last four games. In addition, he's been credited with seven passes defensed and two interceptions over his last seven games. Although he's not a dominant IDP option, his recent tackle numbers make him a quality roster option at defensive back.