The Kansas City Chiefs have their first practice of training camp today at 1:50. Will Eric Berry be there? If his agent was waiting for the player drafted before him to sign, then the wait is over.
One day after missing the first official practice of Washington Redskins training camp, top draft pick Trent Williams has agreed to a contract.
ESPN reported Williams’ deal is for six years worth $60 million with $36.75 million guaranteed. He is the highest-selected player yet to sign.
The ceiling is now set, which should help wrap up negotiations between Scott Pioli and Berry’s agent.
If the plan is to get the No. 5 overall pick signed in time for the first practice (plus time to complete the conditioning test), Berry better be hanging out somewhere near St. Joseph.
You never want your top pick missing practices, but Williams agreeing to terms all but assures that Berry will be in camp sooner rather than later. The biggest worry around Kansas City was that the Chiefs defense could be without their starting safety for a prolonged period of time. That option is likely off the table now.