With the deadline for teams to use the tag approaching on Wednesday, Berry isn't holding his breath that he'll get the chance to sign a multi-year deal in the coming days.
"I'm going to keep being patient because you never know," Berry said Sunday, via the Kansas City Star. "Last year I thought one thing and it didn't happen. So I'm not getting my hopes up; I'm looking at it logically."
Berry said his agent and the team have been discussing a potential new deal. The All-Pro safety also reiterated that he would sit out rather than play under the franchise tag again -- a one-year deal that would pay him almost $13 million this time around.
If the Chiefs decide tagging Berry is the only way to keep him from walking in free agency, it could lead to a lengthy, contentious holdout that has the potential to last into the fall.