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KC safety Berry recovers from lymphoma, wins comeback award

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Kansas City safety Eric Berry, who missed 10 games the previous season battling lymphoma, then returned to the Chiefs to become an All-Pro, has won The Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year award. Berry's inspirational story and superb performance on the field earned him 38 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who regularly...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chiefs working on Eric Berry extension

According to a tweet from Ian Rapoport, the Kansas City Chiefs are pushing to re-sign one of their top defenders in Eric Berry. Berry played in every game in 2015 and had a solid year with 61 tackles, 10 passes defended and two interceptions which earned him a spot on the NFL’s All-Pro team. He also found himself at his first Pro Bowl this past week. In 2014, Berry was diagnosed...
Via Rumors and Rants
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski jukes Eric Berry out of his cleats for TD

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught a touchdown pass early in the first quarter of Saturday’s AFC Divisional Round matchup, but he wasn’t done scoring. With the Patriots clinging to a 14-6 lead in the third quarter and looking to add to it, quarterback Tom Brady looked to his favorite target, because of course he did. But this time, it was Gronk who made his...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Berry's postseason INT should seal his Comeback Player of the Year award

Eric Berry is a player we can all cheer for.No matter if you bleed Texans blue, the Kansas City Chiefs safety's return from Hodgkin's lymphoma to Pro Bowler in one calendar year is nothing less than remarkable.Berry added another chapter to his comeback story by picking off an ill-advised throw by Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer in the first half of Sunday's wild card game.There's...
Via Fox Sports
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Bills GM: Richie Incognito deserves to be CPOY candidate

The Buffalo Bills have gotten a career year out of offensive guard Richie Incognito. As such, general manager Doug Whaley is talking up the former instigator of the “Bullygate” scandal in Miami as a potential NFL Comeback Player of the Year candidate. Speaking in a recent radio interview (via the team website), Whaley talked up Incognito’s outstanding play. “He’s...
Via Sportsnaut
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee Congratulates Former Vol Star Eric Berry On 1st Interception After Battle With Cancer

Tennessee great Eric Berry has made a triumphant return to the NFL this season after a battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cost him the end of his 2014 campaign. Berry returned to the game with the Kansas City Chiefs this year, and has been honored by his alma mater at Neyland Stadium. Today, in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he recorded his first interception after his return...
Via College Spun
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Former Tennessee Star Eric Berry Honored At Volunteers’ Game Tonight

Former Tennessee star defensive back Eric Berry returned to Neyland Stadium tonight.  Berry, now a safety for the Kansas City Chiefs, is back in the NFL this season after a successful bout with cancer. He played in his first home game since beating cancer Thursday night and received a roaring welcome from Kansas City’s fans.  He’s at Tennessee’s game against Western Carolina...
Via College Spun
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Berry receives ovation in first home game since beating cancer

Less than a year after being diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma, Chiefs safety Eric Berry was back at Arrowhead Stadium for Kansas City’s first home game of the 2015 season. The Chiefs fans showered him in cheers. Chills as Eric Berry is introduced. — BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) September 18, 2015 Berry finished treatment in July, just in time...
Via The Sports Daily
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Berry cleared to practice with Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs got a huge shot in the arm with the announcement that safety Eric Berry will return to the field on Wednesday. The Pro Bowl safety has been cleared by doctors to begin practicing with the team after successfully battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma this past year. The Chiefs announced the joyful news on Twitter Tuesday night: Andy Reid and Eric Berry will speak...
Via Sportsnaut
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Berry 'doing well' after finishing cancer treatments

Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry was placed on the NFI (non-football injury) list last November after complaining of chest discomfort. Shortly thereafter, it was announced that the former first-round pick was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma—a cancer of the lymphatic system. A 25-year-old athlete in seemingly great health having to step away from the game to receive cancer...
Via Sportsnaut
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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