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Report: Chiefs ramping up extension talks with Eric Berry

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 29: Eric Berry #29 of the Kansas City Chiefs overlooks the offense at Arrowhead Stadium during the first quarter of the game against the Buffalo Bills on November 29, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Chiefs have several impending free agents on their defense this offseason and it looks like safety Eric Berry is one of the ones they want to work on re-signing early in the process.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Chiefs are “ramping up” talks with Berry about an extension. Berry returned to the lineup this year after his 2014 season was cut short following a lymphoma diagnosis and turned in an excellent season that ended with selections to both the Pro Bowl and the Associated Press All-Pro first team.

Earl Thomas has the highest annual salary among safeties at $10 million per year on a deal he signed in 2014 and any Berry deal will likely┬ábe in that neighborhood given the performance he’s turned in for Kansas City since they made him the fifth overall pick of the 2010 draft.

Linebacker Derrick Johnson, cornerback Sean Smith, linebacker Tamba Hali, defensive end Mike DeVito and defensive tackle Jaye Howard are some of the other Chiefs on their way to free agency, which leaves the team with plenty of decisions to make as the offseason gets rolling.

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10 Responses to “Report: Chiefs ramping up extension talks with Eric Berry”
  1. fanofpft says: Feb 3, 2016 5:24 PM

    I heard this A.M. he got a contract of 47M.

  2. jjackwagon says: Feb 3, 2016 5:24 PM

    Berry will stay.
    DJ will stay.
    Smith will think he is worth more than he really is and will be gone.
    Hali will sign another team friendly deal.
    Seems like DeVito was hurt more than he played.
    They need to make Howard a priority.

  3. joetoronto says: Feb 3, 2016 5:28 PM

    This guy has an incredible story and drive. Good for him, and good for the Chiefs. Some lesser, more delinquent organizations such as the Raiders, would have bailed on a guy like this.

  4. fanofpft says: Feb 3, 2016 5:32 PM

    Maybe it was just a projection.

  5. hairdownthere says: Feb 3, 2016 5:38 PM

    Moreover, how are the extension talks going with Fat Andy? Winning one playoff game in KC has to be huge and the Hunts will want to lock up this master mind to a life time contract (note, Reid is already paid as much as Belichik).

  6. kcflake says: Feb 3, 2016 5:47 PM

    BERRYSTRONG

  7. thetooloftools says: Feb 3, 2016 6:06 PM

    Eric Berry is a blessing in cleats.
    So great to see him healthy and on the field playing at the highest level.
    Thanks Be To God !

  8. staffordsyear says: Feb 3, 2016 6:54 PM

    Awesome, the guys a baller.

  9. slaugin says: Feb 3, 2016 8:33 PM

    The should, he’s the best safety in the NFL, wish he was on my team

  10. lscratchingthesurface says: Feb 4, 2016 6:16 PM

    It was amazing to be present at Arrowhead for his first home game since returning to field. Gives me chills just thinking about it.

    Dorsey will get this wrapped in a bow very soon.

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