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, but it's not fully clear at this point whether he'll get any reps during the team's final preseason game. The relatively quiet nature of Berry's holdout figures to have little impact on his relationship with the team moving forward.
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.
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.
Berry does not plan on reporting to the start of training camp, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
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.
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 played all 16 games and posted 61 tackes and two interceptions along the way. With the allure of a long-term contract looming, look for a motivated Berry to pick up where he left off this year.
|P3||8/27/16||@ CHI||Won 23-7|
|2||9/18/16||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ PIT||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|6||10/16/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|10||11/13/16||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ SD||4:25 pm|
|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||16||92||77.0||15||2||4||102||25.5||54||1||9|
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||1||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||16||86||73.0||13||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||10|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||74||66.0||8||3.5||3||134||44.7||49||2||10|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||6||37||32.0||5||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||16||61||55.0||6||0||2||40||20.0||25||0||10|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||0||0||1||0||2||24||2||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|