Sam Mellinger

Chiefs safety Eric Berry gets support from his ‘hero’

Brice Eidson is only 12 years old but he knows what Chiefs safety Eric Berry is going through. Brice got to know Berry when the NFL star visited the youngster at Children’s Mercy when Brice was undergoing treatment for double leukemia. “You’re a hero to me,” he told Brice.


Chiefs inspired by Eric Berry’s strength in midst of lymphoma scare

Teammates of Kansas City Chiefs star safety Eric Berry say the speech he gave the team Monday following news that he might have lymphoma was sobering and inspirational. Meanwhile, Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed perhaps the most illuminating story of all — that the first thing Berry asked when told of the mass in his chest is whether he could still play Sunday in the Chiefs’ huge home test against Denver.


Chiefs add defensive lineman, linebacker

The Chiefs announced a handful of roster moves Tuesday, adding defensive lineman Nick Williams from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad to take Eric Berry’s roster spot and signing linebacker Ja’Gared Davis to the practice squad.

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Chiefs’ Eric Berry has possible cancerous mass in his chest

Chiefs Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry has a mass in the right side of his chest that will be examined further by a lymphoma specialist in Atlanta, the team announced Monday. No definitive diagnosis has been made, but Berry was placed on the team’s non-football injury list and will not play again this season, starting with Sunday night’s home game against the Denver Broncos.


Chiefs’ De’Anthony Thomas growing into larger offensive role

Rookie De’Anthony Thomas has seen his role in the Kansas City offense increase on a weekly basis, and he’s becoming a force to be reckoned with. Since Thomas’ return from a hamstring injury that forced him to miss the first four games of the season, Chiefs coach Andy Reid has quietly unleashed him in a multitude of ways.

Vahe Gregorian

Chiefs’ season remains to be defined

Despite Thursday’s uninspiring 24-20 loss at Oakland, it’s how Chiefs respond to that misery that will ultimately matter. Of the 14 champions since the 2000 season, six had records of 7-4 or worse after 11 games.  This isn’t to say the Chiefs are destined for the Super Bowl. It’s just to say that it’s a fallacy to believe that good teams don’t lose to lesser teams.