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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Safety Eric Berry(Eric Berry Jersey) reported to the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice facility Sunday, signed a one-year contract worth about $10.8 million and will be with the team at practice on Monday.

After signing the contract, Berry’s next order of business was to meet with coach Andy Reid.

“I sat down with him and we chatted,” Reid said. “He had a smile on his face and he’s ready to go.

“It’s good to have him back. … We’ll get him back in there and get him into football shape now. He’s in great shape. It’s just [a matter of] getting him back into football shape.”

Berry, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, is the Chiefs’ franchise player. The sides couldn’t come to an agreement on terms on a multiyear contract before the July 15 deadline, leaving Berry no option but to sign the Chiefs’ obligatory one-year offer if he was going to play this season.

Berry missed training camp and three preseason games, but the Chiefs expect him to be available for the Sept. 11 regular-season opener against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium.

Reid indicated Berry probably wouldn’t play in Thursday’s final preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead.

“I would probably lean against playing him Thursday,” Reid said. “I would just give him time within practice to get himself ready for the opener.”

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — All along, Jordy Nelson(Jordy Nelson Jersey) said his goal was to be back on the field for the Green Bay Packers’ regular-season opener. It appears he has beaten that by a little more than three weeks.

The Pro Bowl receiver passed his physical on Wednesday and was activated off the physically unable to perform list, according to the NFL’s daily transaction notice. It came six days shy of the one-year anniversary of the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in his right knee.

It doesn’t necessarily mean Nelson will play in any preseason games, but with a little more than three weeks until the season opener, it gives him time to practice with Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the offense.

Nelson missed the entire offseason program while rehabbing from reconstructive knee surgery. He appeared set to practice by the start of training camp until he experienced an issue — what he called “a hiccup” — with his left knee while working out earlier this summer.

“Our end goal is still the same,” Nelson said when training camp opened on July 26. “We’ll be ready for the regular season. Like I said, there’s just a little hiccup with the other leg.

“We’re not worried about it. We’re going to work through it inside and continue to progress, and we’ll be ready to go at some point during camp and definitely for the season.”

Without Nelson last season, the Packers’ offense slipped to 23rd in the NFL and Rodgers, without his deep-threat receiver, saw his yards per attempt drop to 6.7 — the lowest since he became a starter in 2008.

Nelson caught 98 passes for 1,519 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2014.

The Packers have only one player remaining on the PUP list: center Corey Linsley, who has yet to practice because of a hamstring injury.

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Addressing reporters for the first time since deciding not to pursue further legal options in his Deflategate fight with the NFL, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady(Tom Brady Jersey) called it a “personal decision.”

“I’ve just tried to move on from it,” Brady said Friday after practice. “I’ll be excited to be back when I’m back, and I’ll be cheering our team and hopefully we’ll go out and win every game.”

Asked how difficult he expected it would be for him to serve a four-game suspension to open the season, Brady said: “I’ve tried to be as positive as I can be. I think that’s kind of always been my motto. Over the course of my career, I’ve been faced with different things and tried to overcome them the best way I could, or the best way I knew how. I’ll try to do the same thing.”

Brady didn’t elaborate when asked how he plans to spend the four weeks of his suspension, saying: “I’ll deal with that when it comes. I could have a plan and then change the plan. So I really don’t know.”

Brady deflected a question on whether he is angry at the powers that be in the NFL.

“I have a job to do, and I try to approach it the best way I can,” he said. “I’ve always tried to do things the same way. Every day is important to me. Certainly, as someone who has been around here for a long time, I know I have to bring it every day. I think I just have to go out there and lead by example, and try to bring it, and show my teammates I’m ready to go mentally and physically every day.”

Brady was on fire during Friday’s practice, which was an intrasquad scrimmage. Although the pass rush held up before sacking quarterbacks and there was no live tackling, Brady was still 25-of-25 in the scrimmage and was especially vocal, his emotion flowing over after big plays.

“I think it’s just a way to elevate everybody’s game,” he said of his approach. “It’s a very competitive team, it’s a competitive sport and you have to bring it mentally every day. You have to have an attitude about you, and we have a lot of guys on this team that bring that. Trying to push their buttons, I love to do that. They push it back, and I think that gets the best out of everybody.”

Brady also deflected a question on whether he’s changed his approach in training camp, knowing he won’t play until Oct. 9 at Cleveland, saying, “Honestly, I’m just trying to be as good as I can be every day.”

His interview with reporters lasted five minutes, during which he acknowledged the support he’s received throughout Deflategate.

“My family has been everything to me,” he said. “Obviously the support of my teammates, and coaches, and Mr. [Robert] Kraft and Jonathan [Kraft], the whole team, all our fans. I said the other night, we have the best fans in the world. And we do. Hopefully we give them a lot of reason to cheer this year.”