Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry is yet to sign his franchise tender, but general manager John Dorsey isn’t worried.
Everyone who is following this offseason is well aware of the issues between the Chiefs and Berry. Yet, Dorsey is stating that he fully expects the First-Team All-Pro to be on the field when the regular season gets rolling, according to Adam Teicher of ESPN.
Frankly, it would be nothing short of a miracle if Berry finds the will power to hold out into the season. Kansas City is on the hook for paying $10.8 million in guaranteed money per the rules of the franchise tag, and Berry would be forfeiting a game check with each week missed.
Ultimately, look for Berry to sit out a few more weeks and then get back on the field for the last few weeks of the preseason. Considering the ordeal Berry went through last year with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the team is likely confident that the 27-year-old will show up in good shape.
With Berry not on the field in camp, the Chiefs have been giving extra first-team reps to veteran Stevie Brown and Daniel Sorensen. Rookie Eric Murray has also been in the mix, getting valuable time at a new position after converting from corner.