NFL News: Eric Berry Begins Comeback From Hodgkin's Lymphoma For Kansas City Chiefs

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Jul 29, 2015 12:45 PM EDT
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Kansas City Chiefs' Eric Berry (29) celebrates in front of Philadelphia Eagles fans after running in an interception of a Michael Vick pass for a touchdown during the first quarter of their NFL football game."

A big congratulations to Eric Berry for beating Hodgkin's lymphoma, he is now medically cleared to play football again for the Kansas City Chiefs. Berry who is only 26 was diagnosed 8 months ago and immediately went into treatment that included chemotherapy and radiation causing him to miss the final five weeks of the 2014 season. His final round of treatments ended in June.

Andy Reid stated "We should have an answer for you on Eric within a day here, so far everything's positive, but we don't want to give you anything until we have everything."

Berry will return to the field Wednesday before training camp begins. Berry would be a huge boon for a Chief's defense that only looks like it is getting better. Berry has made 3 Pro Bowls in his time with the Chiefs and was the fifth overall draft pick in 2010. The team missed Berry who not only was a locker room leader but a spiritual one on and off the field. This also helps a secondary that was looking like a bit of a mess. Last week cornerback Sean Smith was suspended for the first three games of the season, Berry may be a safety but his coverage skills are unmatched. In his five years with the Kansas City Chiefs, Berry has tallied 289 tackles, 31 pass defenses, 8 interceptions, and 3 defensive touchdowns. 

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