Ian Rappaport of the NFL Network is reporting that the Chiefs are working to make Berry the highest-paid safety in the NFL. "And the organization. But I don't feel comfortable playing under the franchise tag this year".
On the same day they signed one franchise standout to a multi-year deal, the Kansas City Chiefs are parting ways with another franchise standout: Jamaal Charles. But what made it uniquely Charles was that only a few people, fans of the Chiefs and in this case the Saints, saw it happen. According to the CBA, the Chiefs would have to pay Berry 144 percent of the salary in 2017, which would bring his one year salary to $18.66 million.
Ed Werder says that he fully expects the Chiefs to tag Berry and let Poe find what's out there in the marketplace. And after missing the start of last season, Charles returned to play in only three games, carrying 12 times for 40 yards, before requiring more operations on his knees.
And while his durability may come into question due to one season-ending injury and catching lymphoma in another season, those are the only two years he didn't finish. "I think so, too", Berry said, when asked if he thinks he'll remain in Kansas City.
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Ash Wednesday is "not just about death but also the possibility of hope and resurrection and new life for us", he said. It marks the start of a 40-day period which is an allusion to the separation of Jesus in the desert to fast and pray.
Charles was selected by the Chiefs in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
"On behalf of my family and the entire Kansas City Chiefs team, I'd like to thank Jamaal Charles for his contributions and dedication over the last nine seasons", Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement. Then, after breaking into the clear, Charles used his sprinter's speed to outrun a couple of defenders to the end zone. Eric Berry wanted a long-term deal somewhere.
Jamaal Charles is no longer a Chief.
"No, I haven't", said Berry, who played the 2016 season under the $10.8 million franchise tender.