Top 5 Headlines 2/19: Coach Reid's Update on Eric Berry & Derrick Johnson

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1. Chiefs coach Andy Reid talks knee surgery, Eric Berry, Derrick Johnson and more at NFL Combine

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Chiefs coach Andy Reid approached the podium gingerly, a cane in his hand. This was Wednesday, and Reid was making his annual appearance at the NFL Combine, only he obviously didn't look quite normal.

"All right, so we've only got one injury to talk about," Reid said, breaking into a smile."    READ MORE…

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2. Five things we learned at Combine: Chiefs

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"Observed and heard at the NFL Combine on Wednesday:

  1. Chiefs on the mend: Coach Andy Reid was optimistic about several players trying to overcome illness or injury. He said he texted in recent days with safety Eric Berry, who is having treatment for lymphoma in the Atlanta area. "He's doing well,'' Reid said. "He's definitely heading in the right direction as far as the actual medical part of it goes. His spirit is strong.'' On quarterback Alex Smith, who missed the season's final game because of a lacerated spleen: "His spleen is good. He's getting himself ready for the coming year.'' On linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive end Mike DeVito, each of whom was lost for the season in the opener because of a ruptured Achilles tendon: "I think both of them might be in the best shape of their life right now.''"    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs, Houston to talk Tuesday

By Mike Florio - NBC Sports

"As expected, the Chiefs and linebacker Justin Houston will make one last effort to work out a long-term deal, before Kansas City applies the franchise tag.

Per a league source, Chiefs G.M. John Dorsey and Houston's agent, Joel Segal, are scheduled to meet on Tuesday in Indianapolis to discuss a long-term deal for the man who racked up 22.0 sacks in 2014."    READ MORE…

4. Alex Smith says recovery from spleen injury going well as Chiefs offseason activity heats up

By Garrett Johnston - The Kansas City Star

"Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith just played in the A&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The offseason is in full swing and he is still trying to fully recover from his spleen injury.

At the moment he feels pretty confident everything will finish on time."    READ MORE…

5. Denver's indecision over Peyton Manning only helps Chiefs

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"You be the judge whether this should be taken as good news or bad for the Kansas City Chiefs. Given the way Peyton Manning looked when last season finished, which was injured and old, it may be up for some debate.

In any event, Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said today at the NFL combine that the process of determining whether Manning would return at quarterback next season was ongoing."    READ MORE…

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