The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the team has signed first round draft pick safety Eric Berry. The deal is reportedly for six years and will pay Berry 60 million dollars.
Berry was the fifth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He started 39 games at Tennessee, where he had 245 tackles, 14 interceptions with three being returned for touchdowns. He also had two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.
Berry was a unanimous two-time All-America selection at Tennessee and won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back as a senior.
The Chiefs made the annoucement of Berry being signed just before their first training camp workout at their new facility in St. Joseph. The new summer home for Kansas City is on the campus of Missouri Western University.