Eric Berry placed on injured reserve; Chiefs sign S Steven Terrell

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs placed safety Eric Berry on injured reserve and confirmed the signing of Steven Terrell, the former Seattle Seahawks safety waived by the Chiefs on the final day of cuts following the preseason.

The Kansas City Chiefs placed safety Eric Berry on injured reserve after the All-Pro sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon during the team’s 42-27 win over the New England Patriots on Sept. 7, 2017. (Photo courtesy Chiefs PR, Chiefs.com)

The 26-year-old Terrell played 32 games over the last three seasons for the Seahawks, primarily on special teams. He started five games at free safety last season. Terrell appeared in all 16 games last season, playing 36 percent of the team’s defensive snaps and 40 percent of special teams snaps.

Terrell played in all four of Kansas City’s preseason games this year. He picked up nine tackles with eight assists and broke up one pass.

The former Texas A&M player signed as undrafted free agent with Jacksonville in 2013. He also spent time with Houston before joining the Seahawks.

Berry sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon late in the fourth quarter of the Chiefs’ 42-27 win over the New England Patriots. The injury will keep the three-time All Pro out for the remainder of the season.

The Chiefs also confirmed the re-signing of running back C.J. Spiller and offensive lineman Jordan Devey. The team released both players hours before Thursday night’s season opener. The procedural move prevented both veterans’ contracts guaranteeing for the season.

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Matt Derrick is the lead beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @MattDerrick.

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