For the Chiefs and Eric Berry, there's extra joy in the All-Pro safety's new six-year contract to stay in Kansas City And no one knows it better than Andy Reid "It's great for your locker room," the Chiefs coach said at the NFL Combine "He's one of our team leaders and, really, the heartbeat of that defense. ... "Eric's a special guy that way." After making the Pro Bowl in three of his first four seasons Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma late in the 2014 season But he returned, surprisingly, in 2015 and became an All-Pro for the second time He then made it three in 2016 "When he came back (after the cancer), he even took it up a notch from there," Reid said "I think he appreciates every day that he has to do this."

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