Chiefs release Berry as free agency begins

Eric Berry was a five-time Pro Bowler and a three-time All Pro with the Chiefs. AP

As news of Berry's release from the team made it's way through the social media airwaves, Chiefs players caught wind and shared their reactions on social media.

"Seeing his passion and watching his love for the game has been truly remarkable", Reid said in a statement. "He will always be an important part of our Chiefs family, and we wish him nothing but the best in the future".

The move comes with the team set to add Tyrann Mathieu, who agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract this week. Berry, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, was named to five Pro Bowls and earned three first-team All-Pro nods over the course of nine seasons in Kansas City. Berry played a single game in 2017 before tearing his Achilles tendon, forcing him to miss the rest of the season. Berry is also more of a strong safety - and Carolina needs more of a cover safety to balance out Reid's skill-set. The 30-year-old tore his ACL in the 2011 season opener only to have a bout with lymphoma that cut his 2014 campaign short. It also marks the end of an error following the release of linebackers Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali last season, and linebacker Justin Houston this season. That was the first of four seasons in which Berry missed nearly an entire season.

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Berry returned for the 2018 season, but injured his other heel early in training camp and was listed as day-to-day until December, when he played - a limited number of minutes and with limited effectiveness - in two games.

The final exit from a core of impressive players proved to be the largest. He's an Ed Block Courage Award recipient as well as an AP Comeback Player of the Year victor.

By releasing Berry, the Chiefs don't have to pay him an additional $7.25 million that would have become guaranteed by Friday.

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