4 Teams Eric Berry Could Sign With Before the 2019 NFL Season

By Taylor Smith
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Three-time All-Pro safety Eric Berry remains unsigned. While his position was arguably the deepest in the 2019 free-agent pool, a ballhawk like Berry lurking in any team's secondary would likely provide immediate improvement to a defense.

With the NFL Draft in the books, it looks like some teams still need to address the safety position. With that in mind, here are four NFL teams that Berry could sign with prior to the 2019 season.

4. Seattle Seahawks

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If the Seahawks want a chance at making it back to the playoffs, they'll likely need to bolster their secondary. With the departure of Earl Thomas, Seattle will rely on a combo of Tedric Thompson and Bradley McDougald at safety. Neither player has topped three interceptions in a season during their respective NFL careers. Berry could seamlessly replace Thomas' production on the field and in the locker room.

3. Dallas Cowboys

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Dallas was linked to Thomas for years, but was unable to land the prized safety this offseason. The Cowboys addressed their secondary by drafting Texas A&M's Donavan Wilson in the sixth round, but if they want a serious contributor to help extend their Super Bowl window, Berry could be just the player they need.

2. Oakland Raiders

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The Raiders seemingly have the offense figured out, but their secondary remains a question mark. They did land Lamarcus Joyner this offseason, but 2016 first-round pick Karl Joseph is trending toward draft-bust territory. The strong safety has three interceptions in his three-year career, so a turnover machine like Berry could certainly be an upgrade. And money definitely won't be an issue for the Raiders as the team has more than $27 million in cap space to play with.

1. Houston Texans

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After losing Tyrann Mathieu and Kareem Jackson in free agency, Houston has a pressing need in its secondary. Second-year safety Justin Reid is the only player listed on the team's depth chart as a starter at that position and the Texans have the second-most available cap space in the league. Landing a veteran like Berry could be a match made in football heaven.


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