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Chiefs’ John Dorsey was able to get Eric Berry’s deal done without missing his flight to the Combine

If you saw KC Chiefs GM John Dorsey running through the airport earlier this week, he had just completed Eric Berry’s contract and was boarding his flight to Indianapolis for the NFL Combine.

Dorsey spoke to reporters at the Combine on Thursday and he explained how the Berry deal went down earlier that week.

“The funny thing about that is, you might look at it as ‘getting the deal done now’ but that whole process has been going on now for almost a year-plus, maybe. The beauty of it is: First off, a deal of this magnitude does not unfold unless you have the blessing of ownership. That’s first and foremost. The good thing about it is, Eric’s representatives were in town that Sunday (for the 101 Awards). So what I decided it was best for us to do was all sit down as a group on Monday. We sat down for 10 hours as a group and we heard his side of it, myself, Trip MacCracken and Brandt Tilis. We sat down and heard their sides of it. We did a 10-hour face-to-face negotiation, which I think is very helpful. At the end of the day, we came down to an agreement that Eric Berry will be a Kansas City Chief. The most exciting part of the whole thing was not only that we got Eric Berry done, but that I was able to grab my bag, rush to the car, get to the airport and make my 8:25 Southwest direct flight to Indianapolis and here I am.”

The question is, was Dorsey wearing the same grey sweatshirt he always wears on that flight? Of course he was. I saw him driving a couple of weeks ago and he actually had the grey sweatshirt and a Chiefs hat on.