Chiefs: Contract talks with Eric Berry a 'slow process'


The deadline for franchise tagged players to get long-term deals is July 15. Until we creep closer to that date, don't expect many new contracts to be handed out.

We've kept close tabs on Von Miller's contract situation in Denver, but several other players are waiting for new deals, including Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry.

K.C. went through this rodeo last year with Justin Houston, before inking a ginormous deal on deadline day. General manager John Dorsey told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he expects a similar timeline for Berry.

"This is going to be a slow process with Eric," Dorsey said. "It's going to be a process, kind of like Justin last year."

Berry's franchise tag sits at $10.806 million.

Berry won the AP Comeback Player of the Year award last season after returning from Hodgkin's Lymphoma to compile two interceptions and 61 tackles in 2015. The 27-year-old safety already has four Pro Bowl nods and two All-Pro selections to his name.

It might take until deadline day, but Berry could set the market for safeties by making north of $10 million per season on a new deal.