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Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Safety Eric Berry: Considered one of the top players in this year's draft, Berry also fit a position of need for the Chiefs. He should start immediately and make a difference on the back end of the KC defense.
A closer look at the Chiefs' picks: Round 1/5 -- Eric Berry, S, 6-0, 211, Tennessee, Physically gifted and mature player who can step into any position in the secondary; his '09 season with defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin advanced his understanding of defensive schemes. - by The Sports Xchange
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09/17/15 - FS Eric Berry returned to the starting lineup after working as a backup Week 1 at Houston. It was his first game at Arrowhead Stadium since 2013. Berry, 26, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, had four tackles. He missed all of last season to undergo treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma.
08/13/15 - S Eric Berry has a good chance of getting playing time this Saturday night when the Chiefs open the preseason with a game in Arizona against the Cardinals. Head coach Andy Reid said Wednesday that the team will wait and see how Berry stands on game day. "We're thinking he's going to play and we'll just see how things go from here to then," Reid said. "He's been going (full speed), so I think he's ready to get out there and do his thing."
08/12/15 - S Eric Berry proved to coach Andy Reid that he is ready for preseason game action nine months after being diagnosed with lymphoma.
"I told him I saw too much of him today because he had a couple of interceptions out here," said Reid, who called plays in practice as he does on game day. "Listen, I'm as happy as I can be for him. He's like a little kid out here playing. He's having fun. He's appreciative of everything and everybody that has been with him through this whole ordeal. He's loving life right now, and that's important. It shows on the field here, too."
Berry will play Saturday in the Chiefs' preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals.
"We're thinking he's going to play," Reid said. "We'll just see how things go from here. But he's been going here, so I think he's ready to get out here and do his thing."
Ron Parker and Hussain Abdullah are working as the starting safeties.
11/26/14 - S Eric Berry is undergoing a final series of tests to determine the characteristics of the tumor discovered in the right side of his chest that has been given the preliminary diagnosis of lymphoma. Berry traveled on Monday to Atlanta, where further testing and then treatment will be handled at Emory University Hospital. On Wednesday the Chiefs had no update on his condition.
11/25/14 - S Eric Berry was lost for the rest of the season due to a mass discovered in the right side of his chest over the weekend.
Preliminary diagnosis is lymphoma.
"We don't have a definitive diagnosis, but the leading consideration (for) what he has right now is lymphoma," Chiefs head trainer Rick Burkholder said Monday. "The next step in the process is to finish some testing. He's about 75 percent done with the testing."
Because of the initial diagnosis, the Chiefs have placed Berry on the reserve/non-football illness list, and he's done for the remainder of the 2014 season and playoffs.
None of that mattered to head coach Andy Reid.
"This is about Eric; you put the Oakland Raiders to the side and you put Denver aside for this period here," Reid said. "Football isn't as important as him getting himself better at this present moment. And that's the way the players approached it today and we will move on because that's how life goes. But we will move on with his spirit in hand."
Berry complained of discomfort in his chest during Thursday night's game in Oakland. He was examined by team doctors during and after the game, but continued to play. When he was still reporting pain on Friday, the Chiefs took x-rays that came back negative according to Burkholder. Doctors decided to expand the testing and that's when the mass was discovered on the right side of his chest.
"We got an MRI Friday afternoon and discovered he had a mass," said Burkholder. "On Saturday, further testing was done with CT scans, blood work and a PET scan. His family and our Chiefs family have decided to get him to Atlanta to the Emory University Hospital and see Dr. Christopher Flowers, a specialist in lymphoma. That evaluation will continue tomorrow through the next couple of days."
Berry met with his teammates Monday morning and then headed to Atlanta where testing will continue immediately. He issued a statement through the team that read in part: "At first I was in shoc