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Eric Berry

26-Year-Old Safety – Kansas City Chiefs

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Remains out indefinitely (illness) and will likely begin the season on one of the injury lists. If he returns at some point in 2015, it's possible he will retake a starting role at safety....

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2015 ADP:  218.07

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 211   DOB: 12/29/1988  College: Tennessee  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


Eric Berry Contract Information:

Agreed to a contract with the Chiefs in July 2010, believed to be a six-year deal worth $60 million ($34 million guaranteed).

September 10, 2015  –  Eric Berry News

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

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Eric Berry NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2010 21 KC 16 87 72 15 2 9 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 22 KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 23 KC 16 86 73 13 0 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 24 KC 15 74 66 8 3.5 10 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0
2014 25 KC 6 37 32 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 26 KC 5 19 17 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Eric Berry – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Strong Safety

Snap Count Stats


Defensive Snaps in 2015

Eric Berry was on the field for 239 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.


Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Eric Berry was on the field for 18 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 1010 12
2014 361 0
2015 239 18
Eric Berry 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Hou 48 7 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Den 71 6 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @GB 68 5 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Cin 52 0 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Chi 78 0 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Min
7 Pit
8 Det
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Den
11 @SD
12 Buf
13 @Oak
14 SD
15 @Bal
16 Cle
17 Oak

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Eric Berry
As Compared To Other Safeties
Height:   6' 0"
Weight:   211 lbs
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Eric Berry: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Berry has received most of his reps with the second team so far in camp, but has seen a few looks with the first team as well, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Berry (illness) has been cleared to rejoin the Chiefs for Wednesday's practice, Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma this past December and there was initial concern that his playing career may have come to an end. Not only did that fail to come to fruition, but now there's a chance he'll be on the field for the start of the 2015 season. With that being said, his next month of training camp will be telling if he can return to the status he once had as one of the NFL's top safeties, while Ron Parker is still slotted as the favorite to start come Week 1.
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 Monday, reports.

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

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"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 released by the Chiefs on Monday. "The goal of Mr. Berry’s treatment is to cure his lymphoma and we are beginning that treatment now."
The Chiefs have placed Berry on the non-football illness list, reports.

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

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

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

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Berry has the talent to be one of the best IDPs among defensive backs, but the Kansas City defensive scheme has his exact value a bit unclear heading into 2014. Rather than allowing Berry to play the safety and centerfielder roles he excelled with in college at Tennessee, the Chiefs often moved Berry to linebacker during clear passing downs. Being a linebacker normally affords more tackle opportunities, but the principle doesn't necessarily apply to passing situations. After all, linebackers get most of their tackles on run plays, while defensive backs get theirs on completed passes. Moving Berry up in passing situations harmed his tackle total, limiting it to 74 in 15 games last season. Berry was quite effective in his role, however, and showed the big-play ability that led the Chiefs to draft him fifth overall back in 2010. He posted 3.5 sacks and intercepted three passes, returning two for touchdowns. If the Chiefs would allow Berry to work more at safety in 2014, he'd likely have his best IDP effort yet.


Berry's 2012 season was a disappointment, even after accounting for his return from a 2011 ACL tear. Although his 86 tackles (73 solo) were a solid figure, he intercepted just one pass and failed to post a sack or forced fumble. It would be wise to bet on Berry making a strong comeback in 2013, however. The vast majority of Berry's track record is highly impressive. The 2012 season aside, everything about 6-0, 211-pound Berry is blue chip, as he dominated in college at Tennessee (245 tackles and 14 interceptions in 39 games) and lit up the Combine with a 4.40-second 40-yard dash and 43-inch vertical. With a tune-up season from his ACL tear out of the way, Berry should re-establish himself as one of the league's best safeties – as a rookie in 2010, he posted 92 tackles, two sacks and four interceptions.


An ACL tear is always a serious matter, but don’t assume Berry won’t be back in a big way in 2012. As a 23-year-old with extremely rare athletic gifts, Berry is expected to be near full strength for the start of training camp. Berry is an elite talent, and he’s poised to push for triple-digit tackles after finishing his 2010 rookie season with 92 stops (77 solo) and four interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. Although he has the tackling ability of a strong safety, Berry possesses excellent athleticism and center-field skills, so he’ll contribute in virtually every way possible for a defensive back IDP.


The former Tennessee star didn’t quite set the league on fire after being selected fifth overall in last year’s draft, but he was still plenty impressive. With the athleticism of a cornerback and the run-stopping instincts of a strong safety, there simply isn’t much Berry can’t offer a defense. He finished the year with 92 tackles (77 solo), two sacks, nine passes defended, four interceptions, one touchdown and a forced fumble. Those sacks, passes defended, interceptions and the forced fumble came in the last 11 games, so Berry clearly picked up steam as his rookie season progressed. Berry’s value is even higher in keeper league formats than in redraft leagues, but he’s near the top of the IDP food chain in either setting.


Based on his play with the Tennessee Volunteers, Berry drew comparisons to Baltimore’s Ed Reed — high praise indeed. The fifth overall selection in the 2010 draft, Berry will be expected to step in and contribute from day one, both as a playmaker in the defensive backfield and in run support.