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Bertrand Berry | Linebacker

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (42) / 8/15/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 254
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 3 (86) / IND

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Cardinals OLB Bertrand Berry announced his retirement from football Thursday.
The 34-year-old was still an effective situational pass rusher in 2009. He finishes his career with 65 sacks, including a career-high 14 1/2 back in 2004 -- the third-highest single-season total in franchise history. Season-ending injuries struck Berry in his final three years, limiting him to 27 of 48 games. Thu, Jan 21, 2010 08:36:00 PM

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Cardinals OLB Bertrand Berry says he skipped voluntary minicamps this spring because he needed the rest.

"I'm not a spring chicken, I'm a summer duck," Berry said. "You have to kind of treat your body accordingly." Berry is 34 and coming off his first (nearly) full season in five years, so we imagine he honestly was still a little sore.
Thu, Jul 30, 2009 01:04:00 AM

Cardinals OLB Bertrand Berry is skipping voluntary minicamps, apparently because he's upset with his contract.

Berry settled for a way below market one-year, $1 million deal in March. He notched five sacks and forced two fumbles last year off the bench, and has become a starter following Travis LaBoy's release. Still, it's hard to imagine the Cards upgrading a deal they signed off on less than four months ago.
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 09:59:00 AM

Cardinals re-signed OLB Bertrand Berry to a one-year contract.

Berry turns 34 this offseason, but he can still be effective in a nickel rushing role. The Notre Dame alum scored five sacks and two forced fumbles last season. He will likely stay in a rotation at ROLB with Travis LaBoy.
Wed, Mar 18, 2009 06:48:00 PM

Cardinals OLB Bertrand Berry said that Matt Ryan used the same snap count all game in Arizona's Wild Card win over Atlanta.

This allowed the Cards' defenders to get off the ball quickly. Ryan was only sacked three times, but he faced enormous pressure and this clearly gave Arizona an edge.
Mon, Jan 5, 2009 03:39:00 PM

Cardinals DE/OLB Bertrand Berry expects to miss three weeks with his torn groin.

Berry might return after the Cardinals' bye in Week 7. Travis LaBoy, formerly a rotating starter, will have no competition for playing time for now.
Fri, Sep 26, 2008 01:19:00 PM

Coach Ken Whisenhunt revealed Thursday morning that OLB/DE Bertrand Berry suffered a torn groin muscle during Sunday's game and is out indefinitely.

The injury was thought to be minor, but Berry had not returned to practice this week. Travis LaBoy will continue to start with Chike Okeafor at the other pass-rushing outside linebacker spot.
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 12:09:00 PM

Cardinals OLB/DE Bertrand Berry was held out of practice Wednesday with a groin strain that he suffered in Week 3.

Bertrand, the team's leader with three sacks, has been jogging by himself and will likely be listed as probable on the Cardinals' Week 4 injury report.
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 10:05:00 AM

Bertrand Berry left Sunday's game in the first quarter with a groin injury.

Berry has always had trouble staying healthy and was seen stretching his legs on the sidelines after exiting near the goal line. He did ultimately return.
Sun, Sep 21, 2008 01:14:00 PM

Cardinals OLB/DE Bertrand Berry (triceps) returned to practice Monday.

He's practicing without restrictions. Berry looks to be Arizona's third outside 'backer behind Chike Okeafor and Travis LaBoy, so he's not an IDP to target.
Tue, Jun 3, 2008 02:21:00 AM

Cardinals signed DE/OLB Bertrand Berry to a restructured contract.

$3 million of his $4 million scheduled salary was converted into incentives. With Calvin Pace likely to leave in free agency, Berry will likely be relied on to start opposite Chike Okeafor in 2008. Berry could be a sleeper in sack-heavy IDP leagues. He'll have to stay healthy, of course.
Wed, Feb 20, 2008 06:35:00 PM

The Cardinals are negotiating to bring back DE/LB Bertrand Berry for the upcoming season.

After missing chunks of each of the last three seasons, there was widespread speculation that the team would let Berry and his $4 million salary go. Berry's agent insists that his client will be back in Arizona with a renegotiated lower cap number.
Wed, Feb 20, 2008 11:50:00 AM

The Cardinals are unlikely to bring back DE/OLB Bertrand Berry at his current salary, according to the Arizona Republic.

Berry, 32, has a $4 million salary in 2008. He hasn't played more than ten games in a season since 2004. Arizona could certainly use Berry's pass rushing on the outside, but he'll be released if he doesn't take a pay cut.
Fri, Feb 8, 2008 04:45:00 PM

The Arizona Republic believes Sunday's win over the Lions could be Bertrand Berry's last with the Cardinals.

Berry went on I.R. Tuesday with a torn triceps. He only had 2.5 sacks prior to the injury, is due to earn $4 million in 2008 salary, and will turn 33 before next season. The Cards could ask him to take a pay cut or welcome back Chike Okeafor, sign Calvin Pace to an extension, and put Pace in Berry's spot.
Wed, Nov 14, 2007 02:27:00 AM

Cardinals placed DE/LB Bertrand Berry (torn left triceps) on injured reserve, ending his season.

An MRI confirmed the Cardinals' fears that Berry had suffered a season-ending injury for the third straight year. Journeyman Joe Tafoya and underachiever Darryl Blackstock will split time replacing him. The former Pro Bowler's absence will hurt an inconsistent Arizona pass rush.
Tue, Nov 13, 2007 04:16:00 PM

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