After a lengthy holdout, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry will be back on the field.
On Sunday, the former Tennessee safety signed his franchise tender, which locks up him for one season. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Berry should be ready to go for the season opener.
Chiefs safety Eric Berry officially has signed his franchise tender and is back for work. Will be ready for opener.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 28, 2016
Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma on Dec. 8, 2014. Berry beat his cancer and played in every game of the 2015 season for the Chiefs and made it to the Pro Bowl. In July, Berry won an ESPY for Comeback Player of the Year.
Berry won the Thorpe Award in 2009, his final year with the Volunteers. He was then taken with the No. 5 pick of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Chiefs. Berry’s younger brothers both play for Tennessee.
The Volunteers kick off their season on Thursday against Appalachian State. The Chiefs open their season on Sept. 11 against the San Diego Chargers.