Eric Berry, who played under the franchise tag with the Kansas City Chiefs last season, isn't optimistic about agreeing to a long-term deal prior to the 2017 campaign.
The deadline for teams to use the franchise tag is Wednesday.
"I'm going to keep being patient because you never know," Berry said. "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.