Eric Berry

4 Teams That Need to Sign Eric Berry Immediately

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After spending all nine of his NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, five-time Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry will be wearing different colors in a new city for the first time in his professional career next season. The Chiefs cut Berry following his fourth season of playing six or fewer games since 2011 and starting just three games over the last two seasons. But that's not to say he isn't already one of the hottest commodities at the safety position left on the 2018 free agency market. Here are four teams that need to sign him ASAP. 

4. Cincinnati Bengals

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The Cincinnati Bengals finished the 2018-19 season with the worst passing defense in the NFL, allowing 276 passing yards per game. The Bengals are certainly on the uglier end of an era in Cincinnati after finishing last year with their third straight season of seven or fewer wins and firing Marvin Lewis to show for it. But Berry could inject the kind of strong leadership this team has been lacking. 

3. Dallas Cowboys

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With roughly $25 million in available salary cap space, the Dallas Cowboys certainly aren't the biggest shoppers on the free-agency isle in this year's offseason. While it'd be a massive purchase for Dallas, an acquisition of this nature wouldn't be off brand for a Jerry Jones-run organization. 

2. Chicago Bears

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Similar to the Cowboys, the Chicago Bears aren't exactly flushed with available cap space. Chicago was no stranger to defensive success last season, but the league's seventh-best passing defense still wasn't enough to carry the Bears out of their first game of the playoffs. Adding a piece like Berry to that backfield could spell the difference in taking that next step. 

1. Cleveland Browns

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The Cleveland Browns have been on a tear when it comes to adding valuable pieces during this offseason, bolstering their roster with the likes of Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon and Kareem Hunt. Prior to Earl Thomas signing with the Baltimore Ravens, there were whispers that Cleveland could have been in the hunt for the former star Seattle Seahawks safety. Playing along with this narrative, Berry could be a perfect consolation prize for a Browns team that's skyrocketed from a huge dark horse to having the fifth-best odds to win Super Bowl LIV over the last two days. 

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