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Wednesday was not an easy day for the Kansas City Chiefs and their fans. Following the signing of Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City made the difficult decision to release franchise great and five-time Pro Bowler Eric Berry.

Following the release, Kansas City posted an amazing tribute video to Berry on its official Twitter account. Careful, it’s a tearjerker.

Berry, 30, starred with the Chiefs for nine seasons after they made him a top-five pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He almost immediately became a fan favorite — earning a Pro Bowl appearance as a rookie.

The Tennessee product’s importance to the Chiefs and their fans was about more than just football. A huge figure in the community, Berry was diagnosed with cancer back in 2014. He beat the dreaded disease and made a triumphant return to the field the following season — earning the second of what would be three All-Pro honors.

While the end of Berry’s Chiefs career was filled with injury after injury, he’s always going to be remembered as a legend.

Vincent Frank
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