Eric Berry Contract: Latest News, Rumors on FS’s Negotiations with Chiefs

June 14, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Kansas City Chiefs used the franchise tag on Eric Berry in March, but the All-Pro free safety's contract situation remains unresolved as the team prepares for minicamp.
Continue for updates.
Berry Yet to Sign Franchise Tender Tuesday, June 14 Berry reportedly won't attend the team's three-day minicamp as he holds out for a new contract, per ESPN.com's Adam Teicher.
According to Over the Cap, Berry is in line to earn a little over $10.8 million in 2016 if he signs the Chiefs' franchise tender.
It's far too early for the team to begin panicking about his status for the regular season. Berry has until July 15 to put pen to paper and agree to the franchise tag. In a May interview with Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt on SiriusXM NFL Radio (via Pro Football Talk's Josh Alper), general manager John Dorsey acknowledged a quick resolution was unlikely.
"This is going to be a slow process with Eric," he said. "It's gonna be kinda like [Justin Houston] last year."

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