The Kansas City Chiefs and safety Eric Berry were unable to come to terms on a long-term contract extension before the Friday deadline, meaning Berry will play the upcoming season under the one-year franchise tender.
Kansas City general manager John Dorsey released this statement through the team.
“Unfortunately, we were unable to reach a long-term agreement with Eric’s representatives before today’s deadline. Although both sides would have preferred a different outcome, Eric is a true professional and a tremendous football player, and we know that he will continue to be a leader in our locker room. We look forward to resuming our discussions on a long-term agreement when the negotiating window reopens after the season.”