Eric Berry, Sammy Watkins return to Chiefs practice
The Kansas City Chiefs received some good news on Tuesday, as safety Eric Berry and wide receiver Sammy Watkins both returned to practice ahead of their Divisional Round playoff matchup with the Indianapolis Colts, according to Adam Teicher of ESPN.
Berry played in just two games this season, one year after rupturing his Achilles tendon. He missed the first 13 games of the year before returning for two contests, and then re-aggravated his injury which resulted in him sitting out the Chiefs’ season finale against the Oakland Raiders.
In the two games in which Berry did play this season, he registered 11 tackles.
When healthy, Berry is one of the best defensive players in the league, as he has amassed five Pro Bowl appearances and three First-Team All-Pro selections during a nine-year career that has been riddled with injuries and health issues, including cancer.
The last full season he played was in 2016, when he racked up 77 tackles, four interceptions, a forced fumble, two defensive touchdowns and nine passes defended en route to a trip to Honolulu and First-Team All-Pro honors.
Watkins, meanwhile, has played in just one game since injuring his foot during a Week 9 win over the Cleveland Browns. He last played on Nov. 19.
On the year, the wide out has hauled in 40 receptions for 519 yards and three touchdowns. He signed a three-year, $48 million contract with the Chiefs back in March.
Kansas City won 12 games this season, capturing the AFC West division crown and locking down the No. 1 seed in the AFC. It will play host to a red-hot Colts team on Saturday.