Chiefs could release Eric Berry

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, the Kansas City Chiefs could part ways with safety Eric Berry. The Chiefs have a proposed deal with Tyrann Mathieu.

Mathieu is expected to sign a three-year, $42 million deal with the team. He cannot officially sign with the Chiefs until the new league-year on Wednesday at 4 pm EST.

Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry walks off the field after defeating the Atlanta Falcons
Eric Berry walks off the field after defeating the Atlanta Falcons (Getty Images)

The 30-year-old Fairburn, Georgia native was the Chiefs fifth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He is a five-time Pro Bowler and a three-time All-Pro.

Berry spent the last nine seasons with the Chiefs. He has appeared in just three games over the last two seasons.

In 2018, he appeared in two games, including two starts. He had 11 tackles.

He made one appearance, including one start, in 2017. That season, he had seven tackles, including one tackle for a loss.

He last played a significant role in a season in 2016 when he started all 16 games, including 16 starts. He had 77 tackles, including two tackles for a loss.

In his career, he has appeared in 89 games, including 87 starts. He has 448 tackles, including 29 tackles for a loss, and 14 quarterback hits.

Berry also had four interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns, one forced fumble, and nine pass deflections.

He also has 5.5 sacks, 14 interceptions, including five returned for touchdowns; four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and 51 pass deflections.

He last recorded a sack during the 2013 season when he had 3.5 sacks. He last recorded an interception during the 2016 season when he had four, including two returned for a touchdown.

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