Cleveland Browns sign cornerback Aaron Berry

Aaron Berry

Aaron BerryThe Cleveland Browns are kicking the tires on cornerback Aaron Berry. The Browns signed him today and GM Ray Farmer made the announcement.

“Aaron Berry gives us both depth and competition at corner, and has the potential to upgrade our kicking game,” Farmer said. “He’s tough and relentless and his strength prior to his injury was man coverage. He’s also accountable for his past, which is well-documented.

“We recognize that he’s had missteps, as does he. Before and after that adverse period in his life, members of our coaching staff and players in our locker room worked with Aaron. From a communication standpoint, there’s a degree of comfort we have with him, and a degree of comfort he’ll have with the Browns. He has a chance to earn the opportunity to contribute to any success we’ll have this fall.”

Those missteps that Ray Farmer was talking about includes a three-game suspension for “violating the league’s personal-conduct policy.” Berry was arrested for a number of times, but most notably for pointing a gun at three people in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. In the age of the Internet the story actually became public via a Miami Dolphins message board, of all places. (All typos are authentic.)

At the end of the night as my buddies and i are walking back to the car we nearly get hit by this guy backing out of a parking spot.

Naturally we were yelling to get his attention so we wouldnt get hit. Well next thing we know theyre rolling down the back window and the front passenger points a laser at us and tells us to back away.

The one friend and I just brushed it off and kept walking after the car left only to turn around and see our other friend frantically ru.ning up to a cop. Turns out that laser was attached to a glock 45…

For the Browns, this is a really speculative signing. The 5-11 Berry has been in the league since 2010, but he’s only played 19 games and has one career interception. Maybe he will largely be a contributor on special teams as Farmer mentioned he can potentially “upgrade our kicking game.”

We’ll see. From my perspective, this is a very decent low-risk, medium-reward type of signing for the Browns.

  • maxfnmloans

    you know what, I have no room in my life for people who are so casual and dangerous with a gun. Whatever, not like I’m going to hit the streets with an anti Aaron Berry campaign or pillory the Browns for it, but I hope someone else beats this guy out.

    Big tough guy with a gun, why don’t you stand up like a man and throw if you want to prove how tough you are? Oh that’s right, you’re a p****

  • maxfnmloans

    you know what, I have no room in my life for people who are so casual and dangerous with a gun. Whatever, not like I’m going to hit the streets with an anti Aaron Berry campaign or pillory the Browns for it, but I hope someone else beats this guy out.

    Big tough guy with a gun, why don’t you stand up like a man and throw if you want to prove how tough you are? Oh that’s right, you’re a p****

  • Harv 21

    What Ray Farmer said at the combine about guys with pasts:

    “In regards to the character issue, Farmer said most players ‘have some
    dirt under their fingernails’ and it’s a matter of weighing the plusses
    and minuses.”
    http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2014/02/cleveland_browns_gm_ray_farmer.html

    Every FO must figure out the talent/character balance. I don’t like the extreme positions, and sure hope Farmer isn’t too extreme.

  • Hopwin

    Good to see we have decided to move on from misdemeanor dug offenders to felonius assault with a deadly weapon types. If Baltimore, Cincy and Pittsburgh are any indication this is a recipe for success in the AFC North.

  • mgbode

    ^ comment of the day right there.
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  • RGB

    I hear Donte Stallworth is looking for a job.

  • paulbip

    This guy will be a good role model for Gorden.