Update on Chiefs’ Eric Berry expected soon

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Chiefs could have news in the coming days on All-Pro safety Eric Berry.

“Eric is going through some tests now,” coach Andy Reid said Tuesday. “We should have an answer for you on Eric within a day here. So far everything is positive, but we don’t want to give you anything until we have everything.”

Berry’s status has been in limbo since he finished the 2014 regular season on the non-football injury list after being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in late November.

Reid said at the start of organized team activities that Berry had finished treatments, but Berry and his family were waiting for test results.

While the Chiefs haven’t provided an update on those prior medical tests, Reid said Berry was in St. Joseph.

“He’s going through the physical,” Reid said, “and he has had some physical tests they put him through to see where he’s at. We haven’t finished all that but, we’ll get that to you. We’re not going to hide anything from you on this.”

Whether Berry will be available for training camp pending the results is unclear, but Reid appeared pleased with Berry’s conditioning.

“He’s kept himself in good shape, believe it or not,” Reid said. “He’s really done a good job there, but like I said, he’s got to go through all the formalities here.”


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