The Kansas City Chiefs announced Tuesday that the team has placed a franchise tag on safety Eric Berry.
"Our goal is to keep Eric in Kansas City for the foreseeable future," Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said in a statement. "He's a special player that means a lot to our organization, the city and has been a critical piece in building our foundation."
Tuesday was the deadline to use the franchise tag.
"We felt it was the best interest of the club to place the tag on Eric," Dorsey said.
Berry has played in 70 games in six seasons with the Chiefs. He was selected to the Pro-Bowl four times.
He originally entered the NFL as a first-round draft selection, fifth overall pick, of the Chiefs in the 2010 NFL Draft.
We have placed the franchise tag on Eric Berry.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) March 1, 2016