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Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Safety Eric Berry: Considered one of the top players in this year's draft, Berry also fit a position of need for the Chiefs. He should start immediately and make a difference on the back end of the KC defense.
A closer look at the Chiefs' picks: Round 1/5 -- Eric Berry, S, 6-0, 211, Tennessee, Physically gifted and mature player who can step into any position in the secondary; his '09 season with defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin advanced his understanding of defensive schemes. - by The Sports Xchange
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02/28/17 - S Eric Berry signed a six-year contract extension with the Chiefs worth a reported $78 million on Tuesday. Berry's contract, which includes $40 million in guaranteed money and a $20 million signing bonus accordint to ESPN, makes him the highest-paid safety in NFL history. Berry expressed earlier this offseason that he wasn't interested in playing under the franchise tag for the second straight season. Berry had 77 tackles and four interceptions -- returning two for touchdowns -- last season.
02/02/17 - S Eric Berry declared that he will refuse to play under the franchise tag in 2017. Berry played under the tag in 2016 and earned $10.8 million but he is only interested in playing under a long-term deal moving forward. "I'm definitely not going to play under the franchise tag this year," Berry said on the NFL Network.
01/11/17 - S Eric Berry (Achilles) was a full participant in the Chiefs practice on Wednesday, showing no lingering problems from a sore Achilles that had coach Andy Reid pull him from the game in San Diego on Jan. 1. Berry has dealt with the problem for the past two seasons.
01/02/17 - S Eric Berry (Achilles) was pulled from Sunday's game against San Diego early because of a sore Achilles. "I took E.B. out relatively early," said head coach Andy Reid. "His Achilles was a little tight." Berry played in 36 of the defense's 66 snaps.
12/04/16 - S Eric Berry, who already had an interception return for a touchdown, picked off an attempted two-point conversion pass from Matt Ryan in the fourth quarter and raced 99 yards to give the Chiefs a 29-28 victory over the Falcons. "I had an opportunity to make something happen and was going to try to take advantage of it," Berry said