Eric Berry and the Chiefs are headed for a showdown

Do you want the Kansas City Chiefs to re-sign Eric Berry? He transitioned to boundary cornerback last season after spending his first two years working exclusively in the slot.

"No I haven't", Berry said, via Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star.

Berry said in the past and again on Sunday that he will not play out the year under the tag, which would leave him in position to make around $13 million barring a long-term deal. "So I'm not getting my hopes up; I'm looking at it logically".

Berry, 28, played last season under the $10.8 million franchise tag. With the way Berry has been talking, it seems as if he and the Chiefs are having good discussions, but aren't anywhere near a deal. He recorded 77 tackles with four interceptions, two touchdowns and nine passes deflected while playing every game in his seventh National Football League season, all of which have been spent in Kansas City.

The 26-year-old Poe has spent the last five seasons in Kansas City after the Chiefs notably picked up his fifth-year option for the 2016-2017 season.

Using the tag on Berry would mean the Chiefs couldn't use it on defensive tackle Dontari Poe.

That leaves Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dontari Poe out in the open market, which is a odd move.

According to, Berry doesn't expect a long-term deal to come to fruition and the Chiefs will likely use it on the safety. He also isn't getting his hopes up that a resolution with the Chiefs will be reached.

Berry has notably spent his entire seven-year National Football League career with the Chiefs as it stands today.



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