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Kansas City Chiefs Sign 1st Round Pick Eric Berry To Six-Year Deal; Makes Him Highest Paid Safety In History

Just in time for the beginning of training camp, the Kansas City Chiefs have come to terms with first-round pick Eric Berry on a five-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. And they are quite generous terms indeed. According to NFL Network's Jason LaConfora, Berry received a contract worth up to $60 million over six years, with $34 million guaranteed; it makes Berry the highest-paid safety in league history.

Berry was widely considered perhaps the top talent in last year's draft, but given that safety is not a priority position for most teams, he "slipped" down to the fifth spot, where the Chiefs gleefully snatched him up. His dynamic ballhawking skills figure to inject a dose of playmaking into a Chiefs defense that has been sorely lacking in that department the past few seasons.

For more on Berry and the Chiefs, check out Arrowhead Pride.