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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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08/28/16 - S Eric Berry reported to the team's facility on Sunday and signed his one-year franchise tender worth about $10.806 million. Berry will practice with the Chiefs on Monday. Berry was not required to report to training camp and cannot be fined for missing time because he was designated a franchise player. Berry, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, and the Chiefs couldn't come to an agreement on terms on a multi-year contract before the July 15 deadline. That left Berry with no other option but to sign the Chiefs' one-year offer if he wanted play this season.
08/26/16 - S Eric Berry is expected to end his holdout and report to the Chiefs on Sunday.
Multiple reports indicated Berry would be with the team by Sunday but miss the all-important third preseason game against the Chicago Bears.
Berry was not required to report to training camp and cannot be fined for missing time because he was designated a franchise player.
05/24/16 - S Eric Berry did not take part in the Chiefs' first OTA practice and was not with the team on Tuesday. Wearing the team's franchise player designation, Berry has not signed the tender offer from the team, and negotiations on a long-term contract continue.
03/01/16 - S Eric Berry will not make it to free agency after the Kansas City Chiefs used the franchise tag to retain him on Tuesday (March 1). The one-year tender offer for a franchised safety is $10.806 million. Berry could sign a long-term deal with the Chiefs before the July 15 deadline. That approach served Chiefs franchise-designated outside linebacker Justin Houston well last summer, when he signed a six-year deal worth $100 million.
"Our goal is to keep Eric in Kansas City for the foreseeable future," general manager John Dorsey said. "He's a special player that means a lot to our organization, the city, and has been a critical piece in building our foundation. With today being the deadline to use the franchise tag, we felt it was in the best interest of the club to place the tag on Eric."
Berry, 27, was a first-round draft pick in 2010 and earned NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors in 2015. Berry was diagnosed in November 2014 with Hodgkin lymphoma.
Berry was selected to the Pro Bowl in January for the fourth time in six seasons.
01/20/16 - S Eric Berry, who will be an unrestricted free agent, came back from beating cancer with more speed and returned as the leader of the defense.