Kansas City Chiefs release VFL Eric Berry

Kansas City Chiefs release VFL Eric Berry

Throughout his nine-year Chiefs career, Berry has had no shortage of legendary moments.

The Kansas City Chiefs have released VFL Eric Berry. Chiefs coach Andy Reid described Berry as "a special person" and said that "seeing his passion and watching his love for the game has been truly remarkable".

Berry was selected by the Chiefs with the fifth overall pick of the 2010 draft. Then it picked up steam once Spagnuolo examined the personnel and decided that numerous pieces did not fit with his preferred 4-3 system.

Earlier this week, the Chiefs parted ways with edge defender Justin Houston, who made four Pro Bowls during his eight seasons with the club. Sadly, his career was halted when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma back in December of 2014.

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Before the Redskins signed safety Landon Collins, Berry was the league's top-paid safety, averaging $13 million per season on a six-year contract he signed in 2017.

The Atlanta native also amassed 77 tackles with a forced fumble a returned a two-point conversion interception for the game-winning points in a homecoming game against the Falcons. He missed most of one season with a torn knee ligament and most of another with a torn Achilles' tendon.

After missing the AFC Divisional round victory against the Indianapolis Colts, Berry played in the Chiefs' overtime loss against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game - which turned out to be his final game. But a mysterious heel injury popped up that kept Berry off the field until Week 15 against the Chargers. He's an Ed Block Courage Award recipient as well as an AP Comeback Player of the Year victor.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Chiefs cut Berry before $7.25 million of his 2019 salary became fully guaranteed on Friday.