Eric Berry DB KC 2 months ago

The Chiefs applied their franchise tag to Berry on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Berry, who returned to the field in 2015 after battling Hodgkin's lymphoma, earned his fourth Pro Bowl nod in the process, while also being named the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year. The Chiefs' starting free safety recorded 61 tackles and two picks in 16 games this past season, his sixth with the team.

Eric Berry DB KC 4 months ago

Berry finished the 2015 campaign with 61 tackles (55 solo) and two interceptions.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After missing a the 2014 campaign due to a bout with cancer, Berry emerged better than ever, and returned to his previous form in 2015. He'll likely put his name in the hat for the Comeback Player of the Year award alongside teammate Derrick Johnson, but he will enter the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. It seems likely the Chiefs will make a push to re-sign Berry, but there's no guarantee he will be back in Kansas City for 2016.

Eric Berry DB KC 8 months ago

Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton indicated Thursday that Berry is "going to be in the rotation" during Sunday's game against the Texans.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Week 1 will mark the first time Berry has taken the field during the regular season since he was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in December of last season. He kept himself in good shape despite going through chemotherapy, and will make a triumphant return to the gridiron Sunday.

Eric Berry DB KC 1 year ago

Berry -- who continues to receive treatment for lymphoma -- was among the Kansas City players not present at the start of the team's offseason training program on Monday, ESPN.com reports.

Coach Andy Reid relayed Monday that Berry -- who has a couple of treatments left -- "is doing very well" and also indicated that the safety has been able to work out of late.

Eric Berry DB KC 1 year ago

Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, the Chiefs' official site reports.

"This is a diagnosis that is very treatable and potentially curable with standard chemotherapy approaches," Dr. Christopher R. Flowers of Emory's Winship Cancer Institute (where Berry will be treated) noted in a statement relayed by the Chiefs on Monday. "The goal of Mr. Berry's treatment is to cure his lymphoma and we are beginning that treatment now."

Eric Berry DB KC 1 year ago

The Chiefs have placed Berry on the non-football illness list, ESPN.com reports.

The report notes that a mass was discovered in Berry's chest following Thursday's game against Oakland. While Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder relayed Monday that there has been no definitive diagnosis, the report indicates that it is believed that the leading possibility is that Berry may have lymphoma.

Eric Berry DB KC 1 year ago

Berry recorded five tackles (all solo) and a pass defensed Sunday against the Seahawks.

Berry's impact in the box score has been modest since returning to the field a few weeks ago. However, he has taken the field for all of the defensive snaps in each of the past two games, indicating he's full go, and the production should start to come along with it.

Eric Berry DB KC 1 year ago

Berry made six tackles (four solo) Sunday against the Bills.

Berry didn't make a big impact in the box score, but played in all of the team's defensive snaps. He should continue to be all systems go the remainder of the season.

Eric Berry DB KC 1 year ago

Berry (ankle) is expected to see an increased workload in Sunday's game against the Jets, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

Berry was a full participant in practice both Wednesday and Thursday, indicating he didn't suffer any setbacks following the game. He played 74 percent of the defensive snaps last Sunday, and should see a higher percentage this week.

Eric Berry DB KC 1 year ago

Berry recorded six tackles (five solo) in his return to the field Sunday against the Jets.

Berry was on the field for 74 percent of the snaps and was able to contribute. His snaps should only rise from here on out barring a setback, and his production should do the same.