10 NFL players who could receive the franchise tag

The franchise tag in the NFL is like a toilet plunger: You don’t ever want to use it, but every once and while you’re going to need it. In case you're not familiar with the dreaded “tag,” the franchise tag allows an NFL team to retain one unrestricted free agent for a large salary on a one-year contract. It’s a tool NFL teams use to prevent themselves from losing stars...
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February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL’s most likely franchise tag candidates in 2016

The two-week period when NFL teams can use the franchise tag starts today and runs through Tuesday, March 1. A season ago, five players—Demaryius Thomas, Dez Bryant, Justin Houston, Jason Pierre-Paul and Stephen Gostkowski—received the franchise tag, while one—Charles Clay—got the transition tag. Thomas, Bryant, Houston and Gostkowski later signed multi-year deals before...
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February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Harrison Smith likely to earn contract extension before next season

Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith earned his first Pro Bowl berth this season. His success may now earn him a lucrative contract extension has he enters the final season of his five-year rookie contract. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has already taken advantage of Smith’s fifth-year option for the upcoming season. It would seem logical that the Vikings would...
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February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
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February 06, 2016  |  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...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Free agents the Detroit Lions should target

The Detroit Lions finished the season on some high and low notes. Although they left fans with a sense of optimism for next season, they still were a complete disappointment in 2015. The Lions enter the offseason with numerous needs to address on both sides of the ball, and look to do so via the NFL draft, and in free agency. Detroit is looking at roughly estimated $20 million in...
January 28, 2016  |  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...
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January 16, 2016  |  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...
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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 had...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Eric Berry to be honored by Tennessee against South Carolina

For the second time this season, Tennessee legend Eric Berry will be making a return to Rocky Top. While the team honored his presence during the Western Carolina game, Berry will be receiving a much more planned celebration this weekend. Arguably the best safety in recent SEC history, Berry will be honored during the game as the "Vol for Life Legend of the Game" against South Carolina...
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November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Eric Berry makes his first interception since he beat cancer

The return of Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been one of the best feel good stories in the NFL. While it has taken Berry time to get adjusted to the speed of the game, having him on defense has given the Chiefs defense a spark. During their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Berry finally made the impact that everyone has been waiting for. Berry intercepted Landry Jones...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chiefs' Eric Berry snags his first post-cancer pick

After a long hiatus, Eric Berry is back to his ball-hawking ways.The Chiefs star safety and cancer survivor got back in the interception column with a vintage pick against the Steelers at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday:Berry hasn't had his hands on the ball in some time; he had eight career interceptions before sitting out to battle lymphoma in 2014.His ninth career pick against Landry...
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October 25, 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...
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October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Berry and Dontari Poe are back to full strength for the Chiefs

The kid's gloves are now off for two star Chiefs defenders.After slow buildups, both nose tackle Dontari Poe and safety Eric Berry have completely reintegrated into the team's starting lineup.Poe saw 64 defensive snaps against the Bears. His injured back might be an issue all season, but that's a whopping 82 percent of defensive plays -- by far his highest total in 2015.Berry has...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Eric Berry is inching closer to All-Pro status again

The Chiefs are beginning to see glimpses of the old Eric Berry.He's no longer viewed as only an amazing cancer survivor in Kansas City, but rather, a former All-Pro rounding back into form."I’d probably say he’s pretty close (to where he was)," head coach Andy Reid told ESPN's Adam Teicher.  "I haven’t seen where he’s not... it looks like he’s got all of his stuff. He...
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September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Berry returns to Tennessee, honored before game

Former Tennessee and current Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been battling cancer for the last year. He finally returned to the field last Sunday for the Chiefs after missing most of the 2014 season. According to College Spun, Berry was back in Knoxville on Saturday as the Volunteers welcomed one of their greatest defensive backs in recent history. The team honored their...
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September 19, 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...
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September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Berry returns after battle with cancer

25-year-old Eric Berry of the Kansas City Chiefs returned to the field last night, after fighting a battle against cancer – and winning. Last December, Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, an immune disease that interferes with the body’s capability to ward off infection. Last November, Berry underwent vigorous testing after noting pain in his chest; doctor’s found...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Eric Berry Had His Triumphant Return To Kansas City After Beating Cancer

Last December, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, who played his college ball at Tennessee, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 25 years old. Less than a year later, he made his triumphant return to the NFL. Thursday night, Berry played his first home game since returning. The team announced his name last, and he received an incredible ovation from the crowd...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs Defensive Star Honored In Return Following Cancer Treatments

Last season, Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Eric Berry was given the diagnosis that no one is prepared for: cancer. A mass was found in his chest last November, and Berry was told by doctors that he had Hodgkin’s lymphoma in early December. The star immediately went into treatment, committed to making his return to the field. Fast forward to this season, and Berry is back in...
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September 18, 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. Berry finished treatment in July, just in time for the former No. 5 overall pick to participate in training camp. He played in his first live game since beating cancer...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs Crowd Shows Eric Berry Some Love During Introductions

Eric Berry returned to action after winning the fight against cancer that caused him to miss last season during the preseason, but his official return to action came Thursday night during the Chiefs home opener against the Denver Broncos. So of course the Chiefs fans did the right thing and showed him some serious love in that special way of theirs.They got loud! Read more »
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs: Eric Berry returns to Arrowhead

If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than Chiefs safety Eric Berry. Thursday night marked the return Berry was was diagnosed with lymphoma back in November and declared cancer free in June. Berry’s return was nothing short of phenomenal while his entrance out of the tunnel at Arrowhead certainly had to give you goosebumps. The post Kansas City Chiefs: Eric Berry...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Eric Berry gets a standing ovation at Chiefs luncheon

Eric Berry said he drove through the Arrowhead Stadium parking lot just to smell the barbecue before he made his emotional on-field return.He missed the Chiefs fans. And by the applause he received at this kickoff luncheon, that feeling is mutual. is more than just a star player now. The cancer surivor...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Eric Berry feels right back at home in Arrowhead return

It's been more than 10 months since Eric Berry played in Arrowhead Stadium.Boy, does the Chiefs star safety and cancer survivor feel good to be home again."All those emotions you have just riding through that parking lot -- you have to be part of the Kansas City Chiefs family to understand how that feels," Berry explained after the Chiefs' preseason game against Seattle, "Everyone...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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