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Chiefs’ Eric Berry talks about his offseason, what he was doing and why he stayed home

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Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry met the media for the first time this offseason. Berry has stayed away from the Chiefs OTAs but as expected there’s nothing going on there. He just wanted to do his own thing and be around his family. He’s back in town for the Chiefs mandatory minicamp which runs through Thursday.

A few notes on what Berry had to say to the media today:

What he was doing this offseason: “Just working on training smarter. You try to go too hard sometimes. Not saying that's the case here ... I was actually at home for the most part. Just being around my family.”

More on what he did away: “Seeing my parents, my brothers, my family, it's always good to be around them with a good vibe like that because I know I'm not going to be around them during the season.”

On taking time off: “Everybody needs time off. Sometimes you just get caught up in the grind and never really get a chance to step away from whatever it is, it doesn’t have to be sports. If you take a step back and look at the game from a different point of view you see where you can correct things and where you can fix things.”

Berry talked about buying dinner for three homeless people in Knoxville recently. The media picked up on it after someone posted it on Facebook. He also prayed with them. “One of the dudes asked me to pray for him, so I just prayed for him,” Berry said.

More on that: “I don’t do it for the attention. I just feel like that’s what you’re supposed to do.”