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Eric Berry

27-Year-Old Safety – Kansas City Chiefs

2016 Defensive Stats

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Despite battling Hodgkinís lymphoma in 2014, Berry returned healthy in 2015 and displayed his old form, racking up 61 tackles (55 solo) and adding two interceptions. Playing on the franchise tag in 20...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  5

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 212   DOB: 12/29/1988  College: Tennessee  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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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 24, 2016  –  Eric Berry News

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Berry (knee) was a full participant during Friday's practice and should be good to go Sunday against the Jets.

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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 16 61 55 6 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 27 KC 3 14 11 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Eric Berry – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Strong Safety
  1. Eric Berry
  2. Daniel Sorensen
Kansas City Chiefs

Snap Count Stats

213

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Eric Berry was on the field for 213 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Eric Berry was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2014 361 0
2015 1033 19
2016 213 0
Eric Berry 2016 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 SD 73 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Hou 72 0 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 NYJ 68 0 3 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Pit
5 BYE Bye Week
6 @Oak
7 NO
8 @Ind
9 Jax
10 @Car
11 TB
12 @Den
13 @Atl
14 Oak
15 Ten
16 Den
17 @SD

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"
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Weight:   212 lbs
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Kansas City Chiefs Team Injury Report
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Eric Berry: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Berry (knee) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

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Berry (knee) did not practice on Wednesday, ESPN reports.

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Berry is expected to be ready to play in Week 1 against the Chargers, according to coach Andy Reid.

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Berry officially signed his franchise tag Sunday but coach Andy Reid doesn't anticipate him playing in Thursday's preseason finale against the Packers, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

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Berry plans to end his current holdout and return to the team Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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According to Chiefs' General Manager John Dorsey, Berry (contract) is expected to be on the field Week 1 against the Chargers, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports. "I haven't talked to Eric one-on-one about when he's going to show up. Knowing what a prideful professional he is, I think he will show up at the appropriate time," Dorsey said Wednesday.

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Berry (contract) is expected to miss most or all of the preseason, ESPN.com reports.

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2016

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2015

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.

2014

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.

2013

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 Ė as a rookie in 2010, he posted 92 tackles, two sacks and four interceptions.

2012

An ACL tear is always a serious matter, but donít assume Berry wonít 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 heís 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 heíll contribute in virtually every way possible for a defensive back IDP.

2011

The former Tennessee star didnít quite set the league on fire after being selected fifth overall in last yearís draft, but he was still plenty impressive. With the athleticism of a cornerback and the run-stopping instincts of a strong safety, there simply isnít much Berry canít 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. Berryís value is even higher in keeper league formats than in redraft leagues, but heís near the top of the IDP food chain in either setting.

2010

Based on his play with the Tennessee Volunteers, Berry drew comparisons to Baltimoreís Ed Reed ó 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.