Chiefs’ preseason opener snap counts: S Eric Berry in on 8 plays

Free safety Eric Berry returned to live action Saturday night less than a year after defeating Hodgkin lymphoma as the Chiefs defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 31-19, in the preseason opener.

Aug. 15, 2015; Glendale, AZ; Chiefs safety Eric Berry (29) and cornerbacks Marcus Cooper (31) and Steven Nelson (20) combine to stop Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Jaron Brown (13) during the first half of the preseason opener. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Aug. 15, 2015; Glendale, AZ; Chiefs safety Eric Berry (29) and cornerbacks Marcus Cooper (31) and Steven Nelson (20) combine to stop Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Jaron Brown (13) during the first half of the preseason opener. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

While Berry was limited to eight snaps in the second quarter before he exited the game, the former first-team All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowl selection took nothing for granted.

“Everything counts,” Berry told reporters during his postgame media session. “Practices count. Meetings count. Walk-throughs count. I have been put in a position where I wished I could just come out and watch my teammates. The fact I am out here playing with them in this situation I take … everything is a blessing. I love football.”

The starters on both side of the ball saw limited action, with the first-team defense getting one series in the first quarter before giving way to the backup.

The Chiefs return to St. Joseph, Mo., and resume training camp practice Monday before wrapping up camp Wednesday. The Chiefs host the Seattle Seahawks at Arrowhead Stadium on Friday in preseason action.

Meanwhile, below is a breakdown of offensive, defensive and special teams snaps from Saturday night’s game, as pulled from the official game book.

OFFENSE 

SNAPS SPECIAL TEAMS
OT Derek Sherrod

40

59% 5

18%

G Jarrod Pughsley

34

50%

G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

33

49% 6

21%

G Paul Fanaika

33

49% 5

18%

C Eric Kush

33

49% 1

4%

WR Da’Ron Brown

32

47% 3

11%

TE James O’Shaughnessy

30

44% 12

43%

RB Charcandrick West

29

43% 5

18%

QB Chase Daniel

29

43%

WR Fred Williams

28

41% 3

11%

FB Spencer Ware

27

40% 5

18%

OT Donald Stephenson

23

34% 1

4%

QB Aaron Murray

23

34%

WR Frankie Hammond Jr.

21

31% 6

21%

C Daniel Munyer

20

29% 5

18%

G Marcus Reed

19

28% 5

18%

WR Kenny Cook

19

28% 5

18%

OT Tavon Rooks

19

28%

OT Anthony Dima

19

28%

G Zach Fulton

16

24% 1

4%

C Mitch Morse

16

24% 1

4%

OT Eric Fisher

16

24% 1

4%

G Ben Grubbs

16

24% 1

4%

QB Alex Smith

16

24%

TE Richard Gordon

15

22% 14

50%

WR Albert Wilson

15

22% 1

4%

WR Jeremy Maclin

15

22%

TE Ryan Taylor

14

21% 10

36%

RB Darrin Reaves

14

21% 7

25%

TE Travis Kelce

14

21% 1

4%

WR Adam Drake

13

19% 1

4%

TE Adam Schiltz

11

16% 3

11%

RB Knile Davis

11

16% 2

7%

WR Donatella Luckett

8

12% 6

21%

WR Jason Avant

6

9% 7

25%

FB Anthony Sherman

5

7% 5

18%

G Jeff Allen

5

7%

WR L’Damian Washington

5

7%

WR De’Anthony Thomas

4

6% 1

4%

RB Jamaal Charles

2

3% 1

4%

Quarterback Tyler Bray (knee), offensive lineman Garrett Frye (knee), and wide receivers Junior Hemingway (hip), rookie Jeret Smith (hamstring) and rookie Chris Conley did not play.

Conley, who recently returned to practice after missing time in training camp with a knee strain, was dressed for the game.

DEFENSE

SNAPS

SPECIAL TEAMS

LB

Dezman Moses

48 72% 11

39%

S Kelcie McCray

45

67% 8

29%

DT Vaughn Martin

42

63% 1

4%

LB Justin March 41 61% 7 25%
DE Nick Williams 39 58% 2 7%
LB Ramik Wilson 36 54% 8 29%
LB Josh Martin 32 48% 8 29%
S Daniel Sorensen 31 46% 8 29%
DB Aaron Hester 31 46% 2 7%
LB Frank Zombo 29 43% 10 36%
S Sanders Commings 29 43% 5 18%
DB Steven Nelson 26 39% 10 36%
DT Hebron Fangupo 26 39%
LB Dee Ford 25 37% 7 25%
CB Marcus Cooper 23 34% 6 21%
DB Deji Olatoye 19 28% 5 18%
DT David Irving 18 27% 10 36%
DE Rakeem Nunez-Roches 15 22% 3 11%
CB Kenneth Penny 15 22% 2 7%
DB Kevin Short 15 22% 1 4%
S Tyvon Branch 14 21% 6 21%
CB Sean Smith 14 21%
CB Jamell Fleming 13 19% 8 29%
CB Marcus Peters 10 15% 5 18%
DE Allen Bailey 10 15% 2 7%
S Ron Parker 10 15% 2 7%
S Husain Abdullah 10 15% 2 7%
DE Mike DeVito 10 15% 2 7%
LB Tamba Hali 10 15%
LB Derrick Johnson 10 15%
LB Justin Houston 10 15%
CB Phillip Gaines 9 13% 4 14%
S Eric Berry 8 12%
DE Jaye Howard 7 10% 2 7%
NT Charles Tuaau 7 10% 1 4%

Starting inside linebacker Josh Mauga (heel) and starting defensive tackle Dontari Poe (back) did not play.

Joining the duo as not participating in the preseason opener were linebackers James-Michael Johnson (calf) and rookie D.J. Alexander (ankle), and defensive end Mike Catapano, who suffered a groin injury Tuesday and did not practice Wednesday.

SPECIALISTS

SNAPS
K Cairo Santos 13 46%
P Dustin Colquitt 9 32%
LS Andrew East 4 14%
LS James Winchester 4 14%

The long snapper battle between Winchester and East will continue through the end of training camp and preseason action.

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Herbie Teope is the lead beat writer and reporter for ChiefsDigest.com. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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