Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry was cleared to practice with the team on Wednesday. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in December.
Berry, 26, has played in four NFL seasons since the Chiefs selected him with the fifth pick in the 2010 NFL draft. After a Nov. 20 game against the Oakland Raiders, Berry reported feeling pains in his chest. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, one of two common types of lymphatic-system cancers.
In late May, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Berry completed his treatments and was waiting for doctors’ clearance to return to the field. Kansas City said Wednesday that Berry was diagnosed as cancer free on June 22 and has been training with tight end Travis Kelce in Florida.
A three-time Pro Bowl selection and 2013 first-team All-Pro, Berry has recorded 289 career tackles, 5.5 sacks, eight interceptions and 31 passes defended.
In his six games last season, he recorded 37 tackles and defended two passes.
- Mike Fiammetta