Chiefs Place Franchise Tag on S Eric Berry

Posted Mar 1, 2016

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club has placed the franchise tag on safety Eric Berry.

"Our goal is to keep Eric in Kansas City for the foreseeable future,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. “He’s a special player that means a lot to our organization, the city, and has been a critical piece in building our foundation. With today being the deadline to use the franchise tag, we felt it was in the best interest of the club to place the tag on Eric.”

Berry (6-0, 212) has played in 70 games (68 starts) in six NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (2010-15). His career numbers include 384 tackles (308 solo), 26 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks (-37.5 yards), 14 pressures and 10 interceptions, including three returned for touchdowns. He’s added 46 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. In Berry’s six seasons in Kansas City he has been selected to the Pro Bowl four times. He originally entered the NFL as a first-round draft selection (fifth overall pick) of the Chiefs in the 2010 NFL Draft.

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