The Kansas City Chiefs and safety Eric Berry are not expected to reach an agreement on a long-term contract before the July 15 deadline.
The Kansas City Chiefs and safety Eric Berry are not expected to reach an agreement on a long-term contract, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Berry skipped some of the team's early workouts after not signing his franchise tender that will pay him $11 million in the upcoming season. If he does not sign a deal with the Chiefs, he is allowed to negotiate with other teams. The team that signs Berry will give up two first-round picks to Kansas City.
Berry's camp was reportedly targeting a deal similar to the five-year, $51.25 million extension the Vikings gave to safety Harrison Smith.
Berry earned Comeback Player of the Year honors from the Associated Press after coming back from a battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2014.
Last year, the Chiefs and linebacker Justin Houston reached a six-year, $101 million deal with $52.5 million guaranteed on the July 15 deadline.