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Eric Berry | Defensive Back

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 211
College: Tennessee
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The Chiefs announced that SS Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
"This is a diagnosis that is very treatable and potentially curable with standard chemotherapy approaches," said Christopher R. Flowers, MD, who works at the Cancer Institute where Berry is undergoing treatment. "The goal of Mr. Berry’s treatment is to cure his lymphoma and we are beginning that treatment now." Berry's potential return to the football field will be put on hold for the foreseeable future. He's trying to beat cancer. Dec 8 - 4:07 PM

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Chiefs placed SS Eric Berry on the reserve/non-football illness list, ending his season.

Per ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher, the team believes Berry has lymphoma. If so, it's a scary time for Berry and his family. It's also a huge loss for the Chiefs, who may have to reinsert Marcus Cooper as a starting corner after moving Ron Parker from safety the past few weeks. The fifth overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft, Berry turns 26 in December. This is his contract year.
Nov 24 - 5:02 PM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ankle) will return in Week 9.

It's good news for a Chiefs fantasy defense that should be streamed aggressively against the Jets with Michael Vick at quarterback this week.
Oct 31 - 2:55 PM

Chiefs declared SS Eric Berry, QB Aaron Murray, WR Donnie Avery, CB Chris Owens, OL Eric Kush, OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, and DL Damion Square inactive for Week 8 against the Rams.

Berry remains sidelined with his high-ankle sprain. Avery is out with a groin issue. Owens has a knee problem. The rest are healthy scratches.
Oct 26 - 11:44 AM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry is questionable for Week 8 with an ankle injury.

Berry has been out five weeks with a high-ankle sprain. He got in limited practices every day this week, and has looked "pretty good" according to coach Andy Reid. Berry is shaping up as a game-time decision. Ron Parker would get the nod if Berry cannot go.
Oct 25 - 9:38 AM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 7.

Still battling through a high ankle sprain, Berry suffered a setback on either Wednesday or Thursday. With Berry on the shelf, Kansas City has among the weakest safety play in football. They're playing Philip Rivers this week.
Oct 17 - 2:11 PM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ankle) was downgraded to "DNP" on Thursday.

It's a bad sign for Berry's Week 7 status after he returned to limited practice on Wednesday, but it's possible the Chiefs are just managing his reps. His status will be updated sometime in the next 72 hours.
Oct 16 - 5:59 PM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry has resumed practicing.

Berry appears to have a shot at returning after missing the last three games due to a high ankle sprain. IDP owners should get the three-time Pro Bowler back on their radar as a DB2.
Oct 16 - 8:31 AM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 5.

Berry remains on the shelf indefinitely with a high ankle sprain.
Oct 3 - 2:26 PM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ankle) is inactive for Monday night's Week 4 game against the Patriots.

As expected. Berry has a high-ankle sprain. Also inactive for the Chiefs are RB De'Anthony Thomas, QB Aaron Murray, WR Albert Wilson, RB Joe McKnight, OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, and DL Damion Square. McKnight tore his Achilles' in Thursday's practice after his two-touchdown game against Miami.
Sep 29 - 7:15 PM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 4.

Ron Parker will make his second start opposite Husain Abdullah. Berry has yet to resume practicing and could be held out through the Chiefs' Week 6 bye.
Sep 27 - 2:18 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Chiefs SS Eric Berry has a high-ankle sprain.

If Berry has a real high-ankle sprain, he could be sidelined 4-6 weeks. But as we saw with Jamaal Charles, it's possible the Chiefs could be stretching the definition of "high-ankle sprain," and Berry could be back sooner. Ron Parker will continue to replace Berry opposite Husain Abdullah.
Sep 23 - 11:49 AM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 3.

Berry suffered an ankle sprain in last Sunday's loss to the Broncos and has yet to be cleared to practice. He should be considered week to week. Ron Parker will replace Berry opposite Husain Abdullah, with Kurt Coleman playing on running downs.
Sep 19 - 7:38 PM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle.

Berry left in the first half of Sunday's Week 2 loss at Denver and couldn't return. Coach Andy Reid grouped Berry in with Jamaal Charles, who also sustained a sprained ankle and will have a Monday morning MRI.
Sep 14 - 8:45 PM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry exited Sunday's Week 2 game against the Broncos with an ankle inure and will not return.

Berry was hurt in the first half. He's been battling a heel issue for the past couple months, but it's unclear if the two injuries are related. With Berry out for the rest of the game, the Chiefs will turn to Ron Parker and Kurt Coleman next to FS Husain Abdullah. Kansas City has been hit hard by injuries.
Sep 14 - 6:17 PM

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