The Kansas City Chiefs have taken care of some big business on Tuesday. The team signed Eric Berry to a big extension, and according to Adam Schefter, will be releasing running back Jamaal Charles.
Berry agreed to terms on a six-year contract that could pay him as much as $78 million. Ian Rapoport is reporting the deal includes $40 million in guarantees, although that is almost assuredly not all fully guaranteed. Berry had previously said he would not play under the franchise tag, so this removes a potential nasty holdout. It also frees up Kansas City to potentially use the tag on nose tackle Dontari Poe.
The decision to release Charles is not surprising considering the running back has played in just eight games over the past two seasons. Injuries have been a significant problem, and they got some decent work from Spencer Ware for a fraction of the cost. Charles joins Adrian Peterson in a running back market that has some notable names, but is still not worth a ton of money considering the draft talent