Nearly 12 months after Eric Berry’s scary Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis, the reddish-brown hair is back on his head now, and so is the speed and playmaking ability that helped him earn three Pro Bowl berths in his first five years in the league. He couldn’t have done it without the support of his family, friends and teammates — especially one in particular.
In the days that followed Jamaal Charles’ season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury in early October, the Chiefs brought in a handful of running backs on a tryout basis. Chiefs coach Andy Reid went out of his way to mention Spencer Ware — a second-year pro who was grinding away on the practice squad at the time.
Two former Chiefs and three first-year eligible candidates are among the 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016. Nominated again this year are kicker Morten Andersen, who played for the Chiefs in 2002-03, and cornerback Ty Law, a Chief in 2006-07.