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Eric Berry on contract talks: ‘I thought it would progress a little bit more’

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Eric Berry spoke with Herbie Teope of Chiefs Digest at Berry’s football camp in Kansas City on Friday and there were questions about Berry’s contract. The deadline for Berry to sign a long-term deal with the Chiefs is in less than a week — July 15 — and he told Herbie that there aren’t many updates right now.

I thought it would progress a little bit more, but it’s still been pretty much the same since the last time we talked,” Berry said via ChiefsDigest.com. “A lot can change in a week; a lot can change from whenever the deadline is.”

This fits with what Rand Getlin reported recently, that there hasn’t been much back and forth between the two sides lately. That’s fine though because deadlines are what matter. Chiefs GM John Dorsey has gotten things done on a deadline before and Berry is so important to this team and this community that, in my mind, it’s a no-brainer that this gets done.

Still, it isn’t done. At least not yet. This is a lot of money we’re talking about and it takes time. I’ll still go ahead and place my bet on this one getting done by July 15.

Check out Herbie’s full report here. (Update: Just saw the KC Star’s Terez Paylor also has a report on this)