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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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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

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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

Chiefs SS Eric Berry admits his heel injury could "linger."

The All-Pro is locked and loaded for Week 1, but admits there could be some lingering discomfort. "We'll take it day by day, and see how it goes, Berry said. "It might go away, it might linger." It's not a real concern for Berry's 2014 status, but just something to keep in mind if he gets off to a sluggish start.
Sep 4 - 2:04 PM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry (heel tendinitis) has resumed practicing.

The Chiefs were simply being cautious with their All-Pro. He'll be ready to rock for Week 1.
Aug 25 - 5:03 PM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry (heel tendinitis) will sit out Sunday's preseason game.

Berry also sat out the Chiefs' exhibition opener. "We are going to let it calm down," coach Andy Reid said Thursday. "He’s been battling this thing, so we will let it get settled down before we bring him back." Reid insists Berry will be ready for Week 1, but it's obviously something to monitor over the next three weeks.
Aug 14 - 5:42 PM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry is still dealing with heel tendinitis.

The issue surfaced last week, and flared up again on Tuesday. "It was bothering him," coach Andy Reid said. "He’s got tendinitis back there, and he works a few days and it bothers him so we back off." Berry sat out the Chiefs' preseason opener, and will likely ride the pine again this weekend against the Panthers. It's not yet a concern, but something for IDPers to monitor.
Aug 12 - 10:37 PM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry (heel) is questionable for Thursday's preseason opener.

Berry hasn't practiced the last two days and will likely be held out as a precaution. "We'll see," Andy Reid said when asked if Berry will play. "I'm not going to say that until we see how things work the next couple of days."
Aug 2 - 4:35 PM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry has been working on improving his technique in pass coverage this offseason.

Berry was used as an in-the-box safety last year, but the Chiefs could ask him to take on a bigger role in pass coverage after moving on from FS Kendrick Lewis. Kansas City currently has just Sanders Commings and Husain Abdullah as candidates to start opposite Berry. "I’m pretty much ready for whatever comes my way," Berry said. "I feel like I can handle it (free safety)."
Apr 26 - 5:46 PM

ESPN Chiefs blogger Adam Teicher considers Eric Berry a candidate for a contract extension.

The Chiefs are facing cap issues and could look to reduce Berry's $8.42 million base salary by extending him to a long-term deal. Berry graded out as the No. 3 safety by Pro Football Focus last year and is signed through the 2015 season.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 22 - 10:21 PM

The Kansas City Star doesn't expect the Chiefs to consider moving Eric Berry to free safety.

Berry was used exclusively as an in-the-box safety this season. He also plays linebacker in dime packages and would be a questionable fit as a free safety in DC Bob Sutton's press-man scheme. Fifth-round pick Sanders Commings is a candidate to replace FS Kendrick Lewis this offseason. The Chiefs will also look to upgrade their secondary through the draft and free agency.
Jan 25 - 9:06 PM

The Chiefs are using SS Eric Berry at strong safety in their base defense and linebacker in dime packages.

He's a blitzing safety or linebacker type in the nickel. The Kansas City Star suggests Berry could rank among the Chiefs' leaders in both tackles and sacks, which would be very nice for his IDP value. Further removed from his 2011 major knee injury, Berry is a breakout candidate under new coordinator Bob Sutton. Sutton has coached far less talented safeties to huge statistical years.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 04:34:00 PM

Coach Romeo Crennel notes that SS Eric Berry is finally back to pre-injury form over the past few weeks.

"You look at the game that he played last week and you feel pretty good about where he is," said Crennel. "He was around the football, all over the field, got his hands on balls." Berry was routinely roasted by tight ends as he was making his way back from ACL surgery early in the season. It's good to see that he's finally back on track.
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 11:16:00 AM

Chiefs SS Eric Berry acknowledged that he hasn't been himself this season because it's "like my rookie year all over again."

Berry insists he's "very close" to regaining top form after a 2011 ACL tear, but he's struggled mightily in pass coverage. "A lot of people don’t realize when you have a knee injury, that you’re away from the game for a whole year," said Berry. "You might be back there physically or mentally, but at the same time, this was like my rookie year all over again because I lost all my game experience." Look for Berry to match up with Heath Miller on Monday night.
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 02:30:00 PM

Matt Williamson of Scout Inc. said Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ACL) "doesn’t look like the same guy as when he entered the NFL."

Berry is now 13 months removed from his ACL tear, but doesn't have his full movement skills back. "I think teams are targeting him," Williamson said. "He just isn't moving as explosively or crisply. He also isn't showing up in big on tape in other facets." Through six weeks, the Chiefs are giving up an unruly 30.5 points per game.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Oct 18, 2012 09:01:00 AM

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