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Fans, media and teammates react to the Chiefs releasing Eric Berry

Thank you for everything, 29.

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Just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, the Chiefs announced that they had released safety Eric Berry after nine seasons in Kansas City.

Although the decision didn’t come as much of a surprise — given Berry’s constant battle with injury over the last two seasons specifically — fans, media, teammates and NFL players alike shared their reactions to the news.

First, a look back on the day it all began:

When a top college star out of Tennessee became a staple in the Kansas City Chiefs secondary:

And although Berry’s journey has been far from easy over the last nine years, the example he led by on and off the field — no matter how much adversity he faced — sits at the top of the list of things to remember him by:

From his first game as a Chief...

To his last...

Berry served as a true leader:

And a fierce competitor:

In a way that’s left a lasting impression on Chiefs fans near and far:

So, despite an unfair ending to a remarkable career in Kansas City:

Berry’s legacy in Kansas City will be remembered for the good times:

...And the funny ones:

Just ask some of his teammates...

...and even his opponents:

So, no matter where he ends up next...

And for that, all there’s left to say is:

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