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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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09/17/14 - S Eric Berry did not practice with the Chiefs on Wednesday, continuing his recovery from a sprained ankle he suffered against the Broncos in Denver last Sunday.
Berry went down in the second quarter and did not return. In the past the Pro Bowl safety has tried to come back from injuries too quickly and suffered setbacks that extended his time out of practice and games. The Chiefs will likely be very conservative with his return.
09/15/14 - SS Eric Berry suffered a right ankle sprain in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Broncos in Denver. Berry has struggled since the first days of training camp with tendonitis in the heel of his right foot, but there were no early indications the new injury is related to his previous problems.
08/19/14 - S Eric Berry missed his second preseason game with a sore heel when the Chiefs visited the Carolina Panthers. Head coach Andy Reid calls Berry's problem tendinitis and they want him to be without any soreness in the back of that foot before they allow him to return to practice.
08/15/14 - S Eric Berry will miss Sunday night's preseason game against Carolina because of continuing problems with tendinitis in his right heel. Berry did not play in the Chiefs' preseason opener, but he did return to practice after the game. However, the heel became sore, so his participation was shut down.
08/08/14 - SS Eric Berry was held out of the preseason opener against Cincinnati as a precaution due to his sore left heel. Berry practiced in the days before the game against the Bengals, but Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said they wanted to be careful with their Pro Bowl safety.