Cornerback Aaron Berry has had a troubled two-year stretch on and off the field. After multiple arrests and a serious knee injury, he’s looking to jump start his playing career, perhaps with the Browns.
The Browns are searching for help at cornerback, and reportedly were interested in the high-profile likes of Darrelle Revis, who signed with New England, and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who landed with the New York Giants.
Berry has played in 19 games, 12 with the Detroit Lions, and seven with the New York Jets. In July of 2012, the Lions released Berry, after his seventh arrest which included simple assault and drunk driving. He finished with the Lions with 34 combined tackles and one interception.
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In preseason for the Jets in 2013, Berry tore his ACL and missed the entire season.
One may question the Cleveland Browns' motive. Most make the connection that the Browns' new head coach Mike Pettine was the Jets' defensive coordinator in 2012. Others feel the money should be used in other ways.
What is known is that the Browns may be giving the 26 year old a final chance to prove himself. If that's the case, it's highly commendable for an organization to stick their neck out and give this kid another shot at an NFL career.
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