Eric Berry DB KC 1 Day

Berry (heel) did not practice Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.

The report notes that the Chiefs are referring to Berry's injury as tendinitis in his heel, with the safety's status for Saturday's preseason contest against the Vikings cloudy at this stage.

Eric Berry DB KC 7 Days

Berry, who did not practice Thursday because of tendinitis in his heel, won't play against the Panthers on Sunday, ESPN.com reports.

Berry also missed last weekend's game against the Bengals, but coach coach Andy Reid is downplaying the safety's injury at this time. "We're just going to let it calm down here," Reid said Thursday. "He's been battling this thing so we'll let it get settled down before we bring him back. I think he"ll be fine. I don't think it will be a problem."

Eric Berry DB KC 8 Days

Berry (heel) missed practice Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.

The report describes Berry's issue as an irritated heel, which caused him to miss practice for the second straight day on Wednesday. Consider the Chiefs' starting strong safety day-to-day for now.

Eric Berry DB KC 4 Months

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

Berry was strictly 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)."

Eric Berry DB KC 6 Months

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

The Chiefs are facing cap issues in 2014 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.

Eric Berry DB KC 7 Months

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 likely look to upgrade their secondary through the draft and free agency.

Eric Berry DB KC Aug 05 '13

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 DC Bob Sutton. Sutton has coached far less talented safeties to huge statistical years.

Eric Berry DB KC Dec 21 '12

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.

Eric Berry DB KC Nov 12 '12

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.

Eric Berry DB KC Oct 18 '12

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.