Kansas City Chiefs star safety Eric Berry will be back on the field on Sunday.
On Saturday, the Chiefs added Berry to their active roster just in time for their game against the San Diego Chargers. Kansas City had used a roster exemption for the seventh-year safety. The move marked Berry’s first time on the active roster since he signed his franchise tender after he and the team failed to reach a long-term contract during the offseason. Berry reported to the team in late August and didn’t participate in the preseason.
Berry is expected to start at free safety and help anchor Kansas City’s defense.
The safety had perhaps the best feel-good story last year. Berry won the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year award after coming back from Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He earned his fourth Pro Bowl selection and was chosen second team All-Pro in his first season back after leaving Kansas City late in 2014 to battle the illness.
On the other side of the field, San Diego isn’t so lucky.
Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa is still on the exempt list. Bosa suffered a hamstring injury while on the fast track to return. The Chargers top draft choice missed all of the preseason because of long contract standoff that lasted over 30 days. The plan is to activate the rookie next week. Bosa is listed as week-to-week.