Eric Berry drawing interest from Indy
The Indianapolis Colts want to continue building a winning culture and that could lead them to sign a familiar face in free agency. Less than two weeks until free agency, Eric Berry is drawing interesting from the Colts.
Berry, who sat out for the entire season in 2019, is hopeful to make a comeback to the NFL in 2020. Injuries have been a concern in recent years, but that hasn’t stopped Berry before in his career with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Earlier in his career, Berry suffered a torn ACL and was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Nevertheless, he returned the following season and won the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year Award.
Back in 2017, the former first-round pick sustained a torn Achilles and the injury lingered into the 2018 campaign. After some time passed, Berry found out that he had Haglund’s deformity in his heel. Therefore, teams have been wary to sign the All-Pro safety.
Since 2017, Berry has only been able to suit up in three games with the Chiefs. However, he’s been spending countless hours getting back into shape and wants to return to the field next season.
Of course, Berry has some connections with the Colts as Chris Ballard is the team’s general manager. Ballard was the director of player personnel and football operations in Kansas City from 2013-2016.
Besides Ballard, Berry still keeps in constant communication with Justin Houston, who signed with the Colts last offseason. Prior to arriving in Indianapolis, Houston and Berry played together with the Chiefs from 2011-2018.
Heading into the offseason, the Colts could be looking to find a safety to pair with Malik Hooker. It’s also important to note that Clayton Geathers is an impending free agent and Indianapolis may be interested in replacing him. Time will tell, obviously, how this all plays out.