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Eric Berry | Defensive Back

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 212
College: Tennessee
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Week 2 saw Eric Berry re-installed as a starting safety over Husain Abdullah.
Berry played 71-of-73 snaps against the Broncos, racking up four solo tackles, replacing Husain Abdullah in the Chiefs lineup. A former top-three fantasy defensive back, has the potential to be an IDP stud as a hybrid safety/linebacker. He's a solid DB2 this week as he works back to 100% fitness now he has been diagnosed cancer-free. Sep 26 - 5:15 AM
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Coach Andy Reid expects Eric Berry to play in Saturday’s preseason game.

Berry was cleared for contact this week, playing mostly with the second team. He’ll likely see limited snaps in the preseason opener. When back at full strength, Berry should regain his starting job over Husain Abdullah.
Aug 12 - 4:15 PM

Chiefs S Eric Berry (lymphoma) has mostly worked with the second stringers so far at training camp.

Although Berry "still seems to possess much of his trademark athleticism," he's being eased back into the mix slowly after being sidelined since November. Once back up to full strength, he shouldn't have a problem unseating Husain Abdullah for the starting free safety job.
Aug 10 - 7:16 AM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry (lymphoma) is cancer-free and will practice with the team at training camp Wednesday.

What an awesome bit of news to end the night on a good note after it was revealed star NT Dontari Poe (back surgery) would miss all of camp and much of the season. Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in December after complaining of chest discomfort. He was immediately sent for treatment and has beaten cancer. The Chiefs now have four capable safeties in Berry, Tyvon Branch, Husain Abdullah and Ron Parker. Parker can also play corner.
Jul 28 - 11:09 PM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry (lymphoma) is undergoing further testing, but the team expects to have more information on his status by Wednesday.

"Everything has been positive so far," coach Andy Reid said on Tuesday. ESPN's Adam Teicher expects Berry to begin the year on the reserve/NFI list, but perhaps that will change if Berry gets good news this week. His status will likely be updated in the next 48 hours.
Jul 28 - 4:36 PM

ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher expects SS Eric Berry (lymphoma) to open the season on an "injury list."

Teicher left Berry off the Chiefs' 53-man roster projection to open camp. The Chiefs could conceivably place Berry on the reserve/non-football illness list to begin the season, which would cost Berry the season's first six games. Whether Berry will play at all in 2015 remains entirely up in the air.
Jul 24 - 1:20 PM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry has completed his treatment for lymphoma and is doing "well," but is awaiting test results.

Berry's status for 2015 remains unknown. Hopefully the 2013 All Pro gets some good news soon, and resumes practicing this summer.
May 26 - 2:15 PM

It remains unknown when, or if, Chiefs SS Eric Berry will resume his football career.

Berry is currently nearing the end of his chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, a highly curable form of cancer. Based on the picture of him in the story linked below, he's handling it very well.
Apr 13 - 11:14 AM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry's recovery from Hodgkin's lymphoma is "going well."

However, the Chiefs have no update on Berry's football career. That's on the way back burner, anyway, as Berry's health is at the forefront. It sounds like the 26-year-old is progressing well. He's back behind the wheel and driving again.
Mar 24 - 8:21 PM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey said Eric Berry (Hodgkin lymphoma) is "doing well."

At age 26, Berry was diagnosed with cancer in November after complaining of chest discomfort. His case is said to be very treatable. "He looked great," Dorsey said after making the trip with chairman Clark Hunt to see their safety. "He was E.B. He was talking about ball. We were talking as friends." Dorsey declined to say if Berry is on track to return to football in 2015.
Jan 22 - 8:52 AM

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.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 04:07:00 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 05:02:00 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.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 02:55:00 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.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 11:44:00 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.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 09:38:00 AM

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