Chiefs S Eric Berry has officially singed him franchise tender and will practice on Monday, according to BJ Kissel.
“He’s in great shape,” said HC Andy Reid, per Kissel. “It’s great to have him here.”
Reid added that he’s leaning against playing Berry in their preseason finale on Thursday against the Packers.
Berry, 27, worked his way back from Hodgkin’s lymphoma and managed to produce an impressive 2015 season. if a former first-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2010. He played out his rookie contract with the team before receiving the team’s franchise tag a few week ago.
The franchise tag will run the Chiefs $10.806 million fully guaranteed for the 2016 season.
Reports have mentioned that Berry likely has his eyes set on a big contract that could top the five-year, $51.25-million deal signed by Vikings S Harrison Smith a few months ago.
In 2015, Berry appeared in all 16 games and recorded 61 tackles, two interceptions, and 10 pass defenses for the Chiefs. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 4 safety out of 88 qualifying players.