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Berry (heel) returned to practice Monday, ESPN.com reports.

Berry has not played this preseason due to tendinitis in his heel. While it's unclear if the Chiefs will try to get Berry some game action in their preseason finale Thursday, his return to practice is at least encouraging. Expect Kansas City to closely monitor their Pro Bowl safety's status to ensure he's healthy enough to suit up in Week 1.

Eric Berry DB KC 8 Days

Coach Andy Reid indicated that Berry (heel) will try to practice this week, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.

We'll track Berry's status in the coming days, but Reid's suggestion that the safety may take the field in the coming days offers encouragement that Berry -- who continues to deal with a heel issue -- could be healthy in advance of Week 1.

Eric Berry DB KC 8 Days

Berry (heel) did not play Saturday against the Vikings, the Kansas City Star reports.

Berry, who has been dealing with a heel injury, has not played thus far in the preseason, with his status for Thursday's exhibition finale cloudy at this stage.

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

With Berry still ailing and unlikely to play Saturday against the Vikings, the Chiefs bolstered their depth at safety on Thursday, by acquiring Kelcie McCray in trade with the Bucs.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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)."

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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.

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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.