Chiefs franchise safety Eric Berry plans to return to the team Sunday, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Berry has yet to sign his $10.86MM franchise tender but it sounds like he will put pen to paper in a couple of days.
Heading into the offseason, many viewed a long-term accord between Berry and the Chiefs as a foregone conclusion. However, the two sides did not see eye-to-eye on terms and the July 15th deadline did not spur action as expected. Now, Berry is slated to play out his one-year tender and he’s not thrilled about it.
Earlier this month, ESPN.com’s Adam Teicher told PFR that he does not believe the Chiefs will sign Berry to a long-term deal next offseason.
“It’s difficult to see that at this point. If the Chiefs weren’t willing to satisfy him with a long-term offer this year, why would they do it next year? Perhaps things will change in that regard this season but I don’t think they will,” Teicher said.
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