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Kansas City Chiefs Rookie Eric Berry Close To A Deal, Says Schefter

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Kansas City Chiefs 2010 draft pick Eric Berry and the team are apparently close to a deal, according to a very solid source: Adam Schefter.

"Whispers: Eric Berry getting closer to a deal...Suh is not...Trent Williams deal not far away....and these deals will really pick up now."

Trent Williams, the fourth overall pick, is expected to have a deal done soon, which means Berry won't be far behind.. Williams' deal will be the ceiling for Berry's deal.

One hold up may be that last year's fifth overall pick was QB Mark Sanchez. QBs generally get better contracts because of the importance of the position, so if Eric Berry's agent is trying to significantly top last year's fifth pick, there may be some tough negotiation days ahead. 

Once these higher draft picks start signing, expect a domino effect. NFL agents are waiting around to see what the guy got before their pick before setting their price. 

As always, stick around for Eric Berry signing updates. The fate of radio versus blogs is in the balance

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