So it appears to just about be done. The NFL Network’s Rand Getlin is reporting that talks between the Chiefs and Eric Berry are over and there will be no deal.
I'm told there will be no long-term deal reached between the #Chiefs and Eric Berry. Never looked good to get done. This is final.— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) July 15, 2016
This is surprising. It made so much sense for both sides.
The deadline to sign him to a long-term deal is at 3 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) this afternoon so it’s not quite official official.
We’re not sure where talks broke down exactly or who was asking for what. I hope we hear some details in the next few days.
Berry has yet to sign his $10.8 million franchise tag. He could skip camp and sign it right before the season. No word yet on what he’ll do.