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January 26, 2020 04:36 PM
Eric Berry: Trending toward return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Berry said Sunday that he plans to play in the NFL next season, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Per Garafolo, Berry had a few opportunities to play this past season, but turned them down in order to get healthier mentally and physically. It was a tough 2019 for the veteran, as he was cut by Kansas City in the offseason and battled a heel issue. It's still not clear how much of a market there will be for the 31-year-old, who's played just three games over the past two seasons.

June 20, 2019 05:36 PM
Eric Berry: No interest from Cowboys
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cowboys don't have interest in signing Berry (heel), multiple sources told Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan Dallas reports.

Berry visited Dallas in March after he was released from Kansas City, but he left without a deal and the Cowboys signed another veteran in George Iloka just days later. While Berry reportedly intends to sign a deal somewhere before the start of training camp, it's not clear how much of a market there is for the 30-year-old who's missed 29 of 32 games over the past two seasons.

March 18, 2019 11:20 PM
Eric Berry: Meeting with Cowboys
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cowboys will host Berry (heel) on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

After being linked with Earl Thomas (leg) for the better part of a year, Dallas apparently didn't reach out to the unrestricted free agent last week, per Todd Archer of ESPN.com. Management now is honing in on Berry, who has tended to health issues of his own in recent seasons. Since notching 77 tackles and picking off four passes in 2016, he's combined for 18 tackles and no interceptions in three appearances with the Chiefs the past two years. If he signs a deal with the Cowboys, Berry likely will serve as depth at the safety position, considering his inability to stay on the field of late.

March 16, 2019 01:04 PM
Eric Berry: Hopeful for 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Berry (heel) was told he should be able to play in 2019 with the ankle condition that sidelined him last year, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Berry visited a renowned foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Robert Anderson, in Green Bay after the season. After a thorough examination, the defensive back was told he will not require surgery and that the injury should be something he can play through. Garafolo noted that the new treatment plan Anderson devised is supposed to maintain Berry's condition better than last season, when the three-time Pro Bowler appeared in just two games while constantly being listed as "day-to-day" on the injury report. When he can show teams he's on the right track, Berry is expected to garner "significant immediate interest" on the open market.

March 14, 2019 08:44 PM
Eric Berry: Cut by Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Berry (heel) was released by the Chiefs on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

More than $7 million of Berry's salary would have become fully guaranteed had Kansas City kept him on the roster through Friday. Per Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star, the Chiefs will take on roughly $7 million in dead money this season but will also net a cap savings of $9.5 million. While the reality of this transaction might be hard to swallow for most Chiefs fans, it's not a huge surprise the organization didn't want to invest big money into a 30-year-old safety who has been limited to three games over the past two seasons while recovering from a devastating Achilles/heel injury. Once he can prove he's healthy, Berry shouldn't have trouble finding a new home.

February 28, 2019 03:36 PM
Chiefs' Eric Berry: Surgery not necessary
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Berry won't need additional surgery for his heel injury and plans to participate in all offseason activities, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.

Following the Chiefs' exit from the playoffs it was initially reported Berry may need surgery to address lingering heel pain, but general manager Brett Veach said earlier this month the safety didn't aggravate the injury. The veteran played in only three games this season -- including the playoffs -- due to the heel issue, so the fact no further procedures brightens his outlook for 2019.

February 7, 2019 06:04 PM
Chiefs' Eric Berry: Ends season on positive note
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Brett Veach suggested Berry did not aggravate his heel injury during the Chiefs' loss to the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, Nate Taylor of the Athletic reports.

Prior to the AFC Championship Game, Andie Hagemann of the NFL Network suggested that the pain in Berry's heel continues to linger and that the safety will likely need surgery to correct the issue. There's been no word of a specific timeline for his offseason, though, making it uncertain Berry will be available for the start of OTAs this spring. In any event, it's a positive development for all parties that Berry didn't seem to sustain any setbacks during Kansas City's playoff run.

January 21, 2019 03:32 AM
Chiefs' Eric Berry: Ready to go Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Berry (heel) is active for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Patriots, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

This comes as no surprise, as it was reported earlier Sunday that Berry was expected to play. The veteran safety has suited up in only two games this season, but he nonetheless serves as a valuable presence in the Chiefs secondary for the AFC Championship Game.

January 20, 2019 11:48 PM
Chiefs' Eric Berry: Likely in Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Berry (heel) is expected to suit up for Sunday's AFC Championship Game versus the Patriots, Tracy Wolfson of CBS Sports reports.

Berry has only played in two games -- both in the regular season -- this year, logging 99 defensive snaps and making 11 tackles. His return to the lineup will strengthen the Chiefs' secondary against a fierce Patriots passing attack led by Tom Brady. Although he'll start in Sunday's game, Berry's injury woes aren't over. According to Andie Hagemann of NFL.com, Berry will have his heel evaluated after the season and he'll likely need surgery.

January 18, 2019 05:52 PM
Chiefs' Eric Berry: Expected to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Berry (heel) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Patriots, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

Berry sat out last week's divisional-round victory over Indianapolis along with the Chiefs' regular-season finale, but now appears ready to go. The 30-year-old has only played two games this season, so it remains to be seen whether he'll be subjected to a snap count Sunday. In any capacity, Berry's presence figures to bolster Kansas City's secondary against Tom Brady and the Patriots.

January 17, 2019 12:44 PM
Chiefs' Eric Berry: Practices fully Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Berry (heel) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

Berry was inactive for Saturday's divisional-round win over the Colts and also sat out the team's regular-season finale. The 30-year-old safety appears on track to return for this weekend's AFC Championship Game against the Patriots, but that is certainly subject to change given that he's played in only two games this season.

January 12, 2019 03:20 PM
Chiefs' Eric Berry: Officially inactive
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Berry (heel) is officially listed as inactive for Saturday's AFC divisional-round game against the Colts, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Berry has had two weeks to recover from a heel injury, but will ultimately watch Saturday's game from the sidelines. Daniel Sorensen figures to replace him as the Chiefs' starting strong safety. The veteran defensive back will now hope the team can get a win so he can set his sights on a possible return next week.

January 12, 2019 12:20 PM
Chiefs' Eric Berry: Closer to doubtful Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hopes are not high that Berry (heel) will be able to play in Saturday's AFC divisional-round contest against the Colts, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Berry was sidelined during the Chiefs' Week 17 season finale, so he has now had two weeks off to recover. Still, although he is listed as questionable, it is being reported that Kansas City is not optimistic he will be able to go. Should that ultimately come to fruition, Daniel Sorensen will presumably replace him at strong safety.

January 11, 2019 09:36 AM
Chiefs' Eric Berry: Officially listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Berry (heel) is questionable for Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the Colts.

Berry was a non-participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday after having been limited Tuesday. Coach Andy Reid is non-committal about Berry's availability Saturday according to BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site, so the veteran safety's status could come down to a game-time decision. Daniel Sorensen would likely slot into the starting lineup if Berry were unable to go.

January 9, 2019 05:40 PM
Chiefs' Eric Berry: No practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Berry (heel) did not practice Wednesday.

After practicing on a limited basis Tuesday, Berry did not participate during Wednesday's session. It's conceivable that the veteran's absence was simply due to a rest day, but his status for Saturday's divisional-round tilt against the Colts is murky at best. Thursday's injury report will shed some light on Berry's chances of suiting up.

December 31, 2018 11:44 AM
Chiefs' Eric Berry: Unavailable Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Berry (heel) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Berry practiced in full until Friday when he was downgraded to a non-participant. The Chiefs would earn a first-round bye if they can beat the Raiders on Sunday, which would give the veteran safety some additional time to rest up.

December 28, 2018 05:04 PM
Chiefs' Eric Berry: Officially considered questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Berry (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Berry is nursing foot and calf injuries in his right leg. The veteran safety missed much of the season with a heel injury in the same leg, so it wouldn't be a surprise if the Chiefs were to elect to have Berry rest Week 17.

December 28, 2018 02:56 PM
Chiefs' Eric Berry: Absent from practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Berry (foot) did not practice Friday due to foot and calf issues, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Berry is managing injuries to his right foot and calf, the same leg on which he had a heel injury that caused him to remain sidelined until Week 15, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. It seems probable that the Chiefs could elect to take a cautious approach to Berry's recovery, and keep him sidelined for Sunday's tilt against the Raiders.

December 24, 2018 12:24 AM
Chiefs' Eric Berry: Absence due to maxed snap count
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Andy Reid said Berry (undisclosed) didn't play in the final series of Sunday's game against the Seahawks because the safety had reached his predetermined snap count, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.

The Chiefs are being extra cautious with the 29-year-old, who is playing in just his second game since injuring his Achilles during Week 1 of the 2017 season. It can be safely assumed he'll be on a snap count next week as well, which slightly limits Berry's upside as an IDP prospect in Week 17.

December 24, 2018 12:04 AM
Chiefs' Eric Berry: Absent for final series
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Berry (undisclosed) was not on the field for the Chiefs' final defensive series during Sunday's loss to the Seahawks, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.

This isn't a good sign for Berry, who was playing in just his second game since injuring his heel during Week 1 of the 2017 season. With that said, it isn't certain that he suffered a setback with that particular injury, as there could be another explanation for Berry's absence during the game's conclusion. We should know more no later than Wednesday, when Kansas City will issue its first injury report of the week.

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Height/Weight:
6-0/212
Birthdate:
12/29/1988
Age:
32
Hometown:
Atlanta, GA, USA
School:
Tennessee
NFL Experience:
10
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