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Eric Berry declares himself 100 percent healthy

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There’s good injury news for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Eric Berry, the safety who made the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2010 but suffered a torn ACL in Week One of 2011, says he’s ready to go right now. Berry told Adam Schein of Sirius XM NFL Radio that he’s 100 percent physically.

The absence of Berry last year was a big blow to the Chiefs’ defense, and having him on the field playing the way he did as a rookie would represent a major step forward for Kansas City.

Berry suffered the injury when he was hit low by Bills receiver Stevie Johnson on a running play. Berry has hinted that there might have been a bounty on him, although he hasn’t come right out and said so, and Johnson insists that there wasn’t, and that he felt terrible about hurting Berry.

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21 Responses to “Eric Berry declares himself 100 percent healthy”
  1. yelix says: Jun 27, 2012 4:26 PM

    Brandon Flowers, Stanford Routt, Eric Berry, and Kendrick Lewis. Ladies and gentlemen, the best secondary in the AFC West.

  2. ashevillechief says: Jun 27, 2012 4:30 PM

    Glad to have you back!

  3. jerrysandusky1 says: Jun 27, 2012 4:40 PM

    Not a Chiefs fan but I love the way Mr. Eric Berry plays his position and the game of football. The league is better when the elite are healthy.

    And don’t worry, Eric. You will get your chance on “Cheap Shot Stevie”, that little worm. Knock him and his herd out of the wild-card round.

  4. honkeyt says: Jun 27, 2012 4:52 PM

    Brandon Flowers and Berry are studs. Lewis is solid but Routt is a joke. Still porbably the best secondary in the AFC West.

  5. gtorlone says: Jun 27, 2012 4:54 PM

    I’m a Bills fan, and knowing Steve Johnson, there is no way he would intentionally hurt somebody. There was no bounty. The block was legal, and Berry wasn’t even hurt on the play.

    All that said, I think Eric Berry is a phenomenal talent and I’m glad he will be back on the field for the Chiefs this fall.

  6. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Jun 27, 2012 4:55 PM

    Really wanted to see him with Carr and Flowers but it’ll be good to see him and Flowers in the same secondary anyways.

  7. joetoronto says: Jun 27, 2012 4:59 PM

    It’s great to see both Chiefs fans here.

    Now, about that QB. :)

  8. jessethegreat says: Jun 27, 2012 4:59 PM

    With a healthy Berry, Jamal Charles and Moeaki, the Chiefs should have a 100% better record next year….. even with Cassell. Imagine if they had a real QB!

    They have seen a serious youth movement the past few years there. Pioli has done a fine job of assembling a talented young team.

    Youth all across the roster from the HB’s, Offensive line, Secondary, Receivers, Tight Ends to the LB’s. I’d say the weakest position on that roster is the QB and the LB’s. Within the next couple drafts the Chiefs will OWN THAT division!

  9. jbaxt says: Jun 27, 2012 5:04 PM

    Top 5 safety pre injury, let’s hope he’s still at that level. KC needs him. If KC had him last year they’d won the west, easily.

  10. chavo8081 says: Jun 27, 2012 5:27 PM

    Dont understand how pioli gets credit for the team, only good picks he made was berry and Moeaki. Flowers, carr, johnson, and hali were alredy there. Pioli brought in tyson jackson mccluster and now poe, oh and dont forget Johnathan right hook baldwin. Pioli is just another fraud who got credit for what belichik did in NE. He also hired haley and traded for cassel! Wow, praise him all u want chiefs fans

  11. prior913 says: Jun 27, 2012 5:29 PM

    gtorlone says:
    Jun 27, 2012 4:54 PM
    I’m a Bills fan, and knowing Steve Johnson, there is no way he would intentionally hurt somebody. There was no bounty. The block was legal, and Berry wasn’t even hurt on the play.

    All that said, I think Eric Berry is a phenomenal talent and I’m glad he will be back on the field for the Chiefs this fall
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    He was hurt on that play (he did leave the field), but went back in thinking he was alright when he fully tore his knee in the endzone. Not saying he intentionally hurt Berry, HOWEVER the block was unnecessary, EB wasn’t even in position to make a play on the ball carrier.

  12. slickster35 says: Jun 27, 2012 5:40 PM

    Berry is a beast, and it’s great to have him back.

    As to the Routt comment, he was the best #2 CB in football in 2010. Only the faiders are stupid enough to try and make him a #1. But with their defensive backfield, he was far and away the best option they had, and would still be if they still had him.

    2012’s worst defensive backfield? The faiders by a country mile!

  13. EJ says: Jun 27, 2012 5:43 PM

    jerrysandusky1 says:
    Jun 27, 2012 4:40 PM
    Not a Chiefs fan but I love the way Mr. Eric Berry plays his position and the game of football. The league is better when the elite are healthy.

    And don’t worry, Eric. You will get your chance on “Cheap Shot Stevie”, that little worm. Knock him and his herd out of the wild-card round.

    Stevie Johnson didn’t mean to hurt Berry. He’s a great guy on and off the field, a class act. Johnson would rather take it to Berry on the field,(like he does to Revis) with catches and TD’s.

  14. yelix says: Jun 27, 2012 7:19 PM

    People make too big of a deal out of Berry’s bounty tweet. I don’t think he was being serious.

  15. edwinmoses says: Jun 27, 2012 7:59 PM

    Eric Berry is a punk

  16. chuckxx says: Jun 27, 2012 8:30 PM

    I have watched that play about 5 or 6 times and YES it was an uncalled for “cheap shot”. No question about it.

  17. randallflagg52 says: Jun 27, 2012 8:51 PM

    This guy is solid but the best young DB is Earl Thomas by far. Thomas has the potential to be the closest thing to Ed Reed.

  18. wtfchiefs says: Jun 27, 2012 9:04 PM

    Berry is awesome!

  19. ericpburt says: Jun 27, 2012 9:44 PM

    Kansas City fans, dont get your hopes up. You cant polish a turd.

  20. raiderapologist says: Jun 27, 2012 10:00 PM

    slickster35 says: Jun 27, 2012 5:40 PM

    2012′s worst defensive backfield? The faiders by a country mile!
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    Routt is better than Spencer, but Bartell will be better than Routt was last season. Oakland needs another corner and probably won’t get one this year, but Branch isn’t a slouch, and Huff won’t be the single deep all year like he was in Davis’ defense. The Raider secondary won’t be as bad as some idiots think.

  21. edwinmoses says: Jun 28, 2012 10:27 PM

    I’ve been to a kc game twice and i hope they do good. W/ that said…

    i witnessed a fan who was passed out in the mens bathroom and another one who was out cold in the back of a hatch back.

    I say this not to be a jerk and have indy or other super soft fans hate them (and for florio to CENSOR honest posts that don’t meet his agenda) but to simply say, though I don’t like Berry and his 5 card charlie antics, I hope kc does good, b/c not only do they deserve it, they should expect it.

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