Eric Berry says he won't play on franchise tag this year

Antonio JonesFeb 04, 2017

Berry wasn't happy about the tag past year, either, sitting out almost all of training camp.

A fair market deal for Berry likely lands close to the contracts of Arizona defensive back Tyrann Mathieu and Minnesota free safety Harrison Smith.

If the Chiefs tagged the 28-year-old safety for a second time, his salary cap number jumps to nearly $13 million.

Berry played under the tag in 2016 and earned $10.8 million but he is only interested in playing under a long-term deal moving forward. I love the city, I love the vibe.

For the second year in a row, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry won the EA Sports Bowl in Madden NFL. Berry wants to remain a Chief and the two sides are working again on a long-term contract, the team has been in contact with his agent.

And though he was disappointed by the lack of a long-term deal - and he admitted before the deadline previous year that he was surprised by the lack of progress on the team's part when it came to an extension - he didn't let that affect his attitude when he returned to the team.

Berry told Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star that he is fully prepared to sit out the 2017 season if the Chiefs try to tag him again. And now, it looks like Berry is ready to play hard ball. "The fans, the supporters, the organization ..." We've been through a lot. I love my teammates. My teammates, especially my secondary, man, I love those guys because we've been through so much. "I've got a passion for football, but when you're doing it with a great group of guys, that adds to it".

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