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Report: No long-term deal expected for Eric Berry and Kansas City

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With tomorrow’s deadline for long-term deals for players hit with the franchise tag looming, those receiving the tag are getting a better idea of where they stand.

And in Kansas City, it appears safety Eric Berry will be working on a one-year deal.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Berry and the Chiefs are not expected to reach a long-term deal, which would leave him on the one-year, $10.806 million tender.

Berry didn’t sign the tender, hoping for the security of a longer deal. He sounded hopeful last week that things might start stirring, but apparently that’s not in the cards.

Last year, the Chiefs got some last-minute business done with tagged linebacker Justin Houston on the last day they could.

Berry was last year’s comeback player of the year, after returning from cancer treatments to play at a Pro Bowl level again. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in November 2014.