NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport first reported Friday that Eric Berry will report to the Chiefs’ facility early next week to sign his tender, per a source with knowledge of the situation.
The Pro Bowl safety has been staying away from the team after the sides couldn’t agree on a long-term contract extension last month. Berry was slapped with the franchise tag, but hasn’t signed the tag, so he’s not currently under contract and therefore can’t be fined for missing camp. He will be back now though…
#Chiefs coach Andy Reid said of Eric Berry “He’ll be able to get himself back before the first game.” I’m told he’s arriving early next week
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 26, 2016
I’m told all-pro safety Eric Berry will report to the #Chiefs on Sunday. The team gets the heart and soul of their defense back.
— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) August 26, 2016