"I'd like to thank Eric for his contributions to our team and the Kansas City community over the last nine years", coach Andy Reid said in a press release.
Berry was a first-round pick of the Chiefs out of the University of Tennessee in the 2010 draft and was a legitimate star when he was healthy, though that became increasingly uncommon.More news: Senate Democrats: Working families would be hurt by 2020 budget proposal
However, he aggravated the injury and missed the team's regular-season finale before playing against the Patriots in the AFC championship.
Berry's release is the latest of several moves on defense for the Chiefs.
Berry's career with the Chiefs was marked by incredible peaks and valleys. He made the Pro Bowl in his rookie season. Sadly, his career was halted when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma back in December of 2014.
The Atlanta native also amassed 77 tackles with a forced fumble a returned a two-point conversion interception for the game-winning points in a homecoming game against the Falcons.More news: Mozambique braces for 'extremely dangerous' Cyclone Idai
Berry was able to overcome cancer and was even named the 2015 Comeback Player of the Year.
Berry, 30, has played in just three regular season games over the past two years while dealing with fallout from a ruptured achilles he suffered in the 2017 season-opener.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Chiefs cut Berry before $7.25 million of his 2019 salary became fully guaranteed on Friday.More news: Fact-checking Trump's tweets on Lisa Page testimony