Ever since Eric Berry ruptured his achilles tendon in Week 1 of the 2017 season, he has been limited to a mere three regular season games.
The former star safety and fan favorite was supposed to lead the Kansas City Chiefs
After the Chiefs signed Tyrann Mathieu
With Tyrann Mathieu in, there's a good chance Eric Berry will be out in Kansas City https://t.co/AdFc6zMGff— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 12, 2019
While Berry is one of the best in the league when he is healthy, paying him and Mathieu isn't sustainable, and we haven't seen a healthy Berry in years. Given Berry's lack of availability or mobility over the past few years, the Chiefs will be more than forgiven for cutting Berry.
By releasing Berry prior to March 15, the Chiefs will only owe him
Does Mathieu’s signing in KC put Eric Berry on notice? His dead cap situation is ugly, and it gets worse on March 15th when another $7.25M of his salary guarantees. Possible pay cut candidate?https://t.co/scXIB27Zas— Spotrac (@spotrac) March 11, 2019
Restructuring Berry's deal could be an option for the Chiefs, and by cutting him after March 15, the Chiefs would be in trouble financially regardless.
It's time to act fast.