Chiefs coach Andy Reid says Eric Berry is ‘looking ready’ to play vs. Patriots
The Kansas City Chiefs have been optimistic about safety Eric Berry’s status for the AFC Championship Game. It appears head coach Andy Reid may have indicated that Berry will be good to go.
Berry has been battling a heel injury over the last several weeks. According to Pro Football Talk, Reid says he is looking like his old self.
“He looked good out there. I see him out there looking like Eric Berry,” Reid said.
This is certainly an encouraging update for the Chiefs. Berry has spent the 2018 NFL season battling injuries and played in only two games because of it. Fortunately, it seems the extra week of rest granted to the Chiefs in the postseason has done wonders for his recovery.
The Chiefs will need all the help they can get as they prepare to try and contain this efficient Patriots offense. There is no question that Berry’s presence would help stabilize the porous secondary in Kansas City.
Despite his recent rash of injuries, he is still one of the most versatile defenders in the league and can be utilized virtually anywhere on the field. It is the reason why he has earned first-team All-Pro honors and five trips to the Pro Bowl in his career.
Berry was not the only notable participant at practice. running back Spencer Ware has also shown signs of making a potential return this week. Although running back Damien Williams has established himself as the new workhorse, the Chiefs could still try to get him some touches against the Patriots if he is healthy enough.