The reigning NFL Comeback Player of the Year is set to end his holdout and rejoin the Chiefs after sitting out the offseason.
All-Pro safety Eric Berry will return to the team Sunday and will sign his one-year franchise tag tender worth $10.8 million, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
The timing is no surprise. Sunday happens to fall after the Chiefs’ final preseason game, so Berry won’t be subjected to any “meaningless” games. Kansas City shouldn’t have anything to fear either from a seventh-year veteran and four-time Pro Bowler missing most of the offseason.
Berry’s return was expected, and provides a big boost to the Chiefs defense. Last season, he played in 16 games, compiling 61 tackles, 10 pass breakups and two interceptions.
Naturally, the Chiefs might like to get something done with Berry long-term at some point. For now, having him in uniform for 2016 will have to suffice.