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Chiefs S Eric Berry doing well in treatment process
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(3/25/15) Chiefs safety Eric Berry is staying positive and doing well in his treatment to battle Hodgkin lymphoma, according to the Kansas City Star.
“He’s doing well in that treatment process, but that’s a tough process to go through,” said Clark Hunt, who visited Berry in Atlanta in January and gets regular updates on his status.
Head coach Andy Reid also reiterated that Berry is progressing well.
“He’s doing well,” said Reid, who said he last spoke to Berry a week before he arrived for the meetings. “(He’s) positive and upbeat.”
Berry, 26, has 289 total tackles, 5.5 sacks, eight interceptions and 31 passes defensed in five seasons with the Chiefs.
Chiefs GM getting 'very positive' reports about Eric Berry
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(3/25/15) Chiefs general manager John Dorsey told Sirius XM NFL Radio that safety Eric Berry's battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma is going well.
"Well, anybody who knows Eric Berry knows that if there's a challenge presented to him, he will attack it with a vengeance," Dorsey said, per NFL.com. "And he will do that. Everything that I have gotten back has been very positive. I have not spoken with him on the phone for probably six weeks, but I have texts. We communicated through texts. He's in good spirits, he's fine, he's driving, and he's going to conquer it."
Berry, 26, was diagnosed in December. His career is on hold while he fights the treatable disease.
Chiefs' Andy Reid has 'special place in my heart' for S Eric Berry
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(2/18/15) Chiefs coach Andy Reid told reporters at the NFL combine that safety Eric Berry is still in the midst of his battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Reid was diagnosed with the cancer in December, ending his season early.
“He’s a stud … special place in my heart for a guy like that,” Reid said, via the Kansas City Star.
Reid also gave updates on linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive end Mike DeVito, saying both players are in great shape. Both suffered Achilles tendon tears in 2014.
Chiefs SS Eric Berry diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(12/8/14) What was feared is now official. The Chiefs have announced that strong safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Berry, who was placed on the non-football injury list two weeks ago, played in just six games this season.
He will now begin chemotherapy for what doctors have described as a "very treatable and potentially curable" form of cancer.
Chiefs sign DL Nick Williams to replace Eric Berry
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(11/24/14) The Chiefs signed defensive lineman Nick Williams off the Steelers’ practice squad Monday, reports ESPN.
The Chiefs had an extra spot on their 53-man roster after safety Eric Berry was placed on the non-football injury list with lymphoma. Williams has yet to play in an NFL regular season game.
|Eric Berry showed in 2013 he can continue to be a solid defensive back in all IDP leagues. He had 73 total tackles (66 solo) with three interceptions, two defensive touchdowns, 3.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries. All those stats were career highs except the tackle total. If he can find his way to 90-plus tackles and continue to create turnovers then he would be a Top 3 defensive back in all formats. But since he's been under 90 tackles the past two seasons he's only worth using as a No. 2 defensive back in most IDP formats. Regardless, he's a must-start option, and we like Berry with a late-round pick on Draft Day.
(Updated 5/29/14) |