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Chiefs' Eric Berry: Dealing with sore heel
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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 their 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.

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Chiefs' Eric Berry: Signs six-year deal with Chiefs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

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Chiefs' Eric Berry: Expected to be tagged
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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.

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Chiefs' Eric Berry: Rejects franchise tag talk
by RotoWire Staff | Special to

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

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 reportedly hopes to finish his career in Kansas City, but it looks like he'll only return if a long-term agreement is reached.

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Chiefs' Eric Berry: Posts Pro Bowl-caliber season in 2016
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Berry finished 2016 with 77 tackles (62 solo), four interceptions (two touchdowns) and one forced fumble.

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.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2010Kansas City Chiefs169277.0152410225.55419
2011Kansas City Chiefs100.000000.0000
2012Kansas City Chiefs168673.0130100.00010
2013Kansas City Chiefs157466.083.5313444.749210
2014Kansas City Chiefs63732.050000.0002
2015Kansas City Chiefs166155.06024020.025010
2016Kansas City Chiefs167762.015049824.54229
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2010Kansas City Chiefs1600100000
2011Kansas City Chiefs100000000
2012Kansas City Chiefs1600000000
2013Kansas City Chiefs15001022420
2014Kansas City Chiefs600000000
2015Kansas City Chiefs1600000000
2016Kansas City Chiefs1600100000
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