Chiefs Safety Eric Berry cleared to start training camp Wednesday

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Eric Berry

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — After being diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in December of 2014, Chiefs Safety Eric Berry was cleared by the Chiefs medical team late Tuesday evening, and he is set to return to the practice field for the first day of workouts on Wednesday at training camp in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Berry will join the team’s quarterbacks, rookies, and injured players on the practice field.

After his diagnosis following week 12 of the regular season, Berry began treatments immediately and wrapped up his final treatment this June. He has played in 60 games with the Chiefs (53 starts), recording 323 tackles, 5.5 sacks and eight interceptions. Berry joined the Chiefs as the club’s first-round draft pick (fifth overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid will address Berry’s playing status after the game, and Berry will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. on the campus of Missouri Western.

Reid also said on Tuesday that Pro Bowl nose tackle Dontari Poe had surgery on his back two weeks ago to repair a herniated disk. Poe will miss all of training camp, and might not be able to play until the middle of September. The Chiefs veteran players don’t report to camp until Friday. The first day of practice for the entire team is Saturday, which is also the first day that practices will be open to fans.