Kansas City Chiefs not expected to move Eric Berry to free safety

Sep 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Eric Berry (29) runs for yardage after recovering a fumble from Dallas Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar (25) (not pictured) during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs had one of the strongest defenses int he NFL this past season, but they still need to upgrade their secondary to make sure they don’t fall apart again like they did late in the season.

Many are thinking some of the upgrades can come from within, as there have been rumblings that Eric Berry could be moved to free safety if Kendrick Lewis doesn’t return in 2014. The Kansas City Star isn’t keen on this idea, saying that Berry isn’t the first at free safety stud you’d think he is.

Given the hype around Berry, who was drafted fifth overall in 2010 out of Tennessee, he would seem to be a natural choice to fill Lewis’ role if he doesn’t return to the Chiefs. … But there is some doubt as to whether he fits the bill as the Chiefs’ version of Seattle’s Earl Thomas, whose sideline-to-sideline speed and ball skills make him an irreplaceable piece for the NFC champion Seahawks, one the Chiefs perhaps missed most this season.

Berry seems to be working where he has been for the Chiefs, and the team may end up going out and getting someone like Jairus Byrd to fill the free safety role. Berry could work at free safety, but it appears the Chiefs will keep him where he is for now.

Topics: Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs

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