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Eric Berry Expected To Report To Chiefs Next Week & Sign Franchise Tender

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports Chiefs franchise S Eric Berry will report to the team next week.

  • Upon doing so, Rapoport says that Berry will sign his franchise tender and officially end his holdout.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid mentioned during an appearance on Pro Football Talk Live that he has no concerns about Berry staying in great shape during his holdout and being ready for the start of the season.

“Eric’s one of our good players and he’s in the business side of it right now,” Reid said. “This is all part of the profession, so I get it. But I also know when he comes in he’s going to be in great shape, he’ll be able to get himself back before the first game and be ready to go because that’s the way he trains in the offseason and the kind of shape he keeps himself in.”

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 weeks ago.

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.

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.

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