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Kansas City Chiefs: 2017 Offseason Calendar

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Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry
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Kansas City Chiefs 2017 NFL Offseason Guide

Franchise Tag Period: February 15 – March 1st

As the Kansas City Chiefs head towards the start of Free Agency, the most pressing thought is of Eric Berry. Last season, the Chiefs were unable to come to terms on a contract and had to use the Franchise Tag on the star safety. Most of Chiefs Kingdom hopes that a deal will be done this year, but we will know a lot about that during the Franchise Tag period.

Related Story: Kansas City Chiefs: Franchise Tag Options Loom Large

The Chiefs have been one of the teams to get the most use out of the Franchise Tag in recent years. Besides Eric Berry, the team has also used the tag on Justin Houston and Branden Albert. Of course, both of those scenarios had very different endings. So there isn’t much we know about how the team will handle Eric Berry.

Also a potential recipient of the Franchise Tag is defensive tackle Dontari Poe. From my point of view, using the tag on Poe would make far less financial sense than on Eric Berry. However, I also believe it is more important to sign Berry long-term. As for his own point of view, Eric Berry has already made it clear that he has no intention of playing on the Franchise Tag in 2017.