December 18, 2014

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Report: CB Aaron Berry visits Browns

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Aaron Berry

The search for a cornerback led the Browns to Aaron Berry.

The New York Post reported Berry visited the Browns on Monday. A team spokesman wouldn’t confirm the visit.

Berry missed all of last season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament on the first day of training camp with the Jets when he collided with a receiver. New Browns coach Mike Pettine was his defensive coordinator with the Jets in 2012.

Berry, 25, was undrafted out of the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 and has played in only 12 games with four starts. He was in line to become a starter with the Lions in 2012 but was cut after two arrests in the same offseason.

He was suspended by the league for three games for violating the personal conduct policy, then joined the Jets for seven games.

Berry was arrested on a drunken driving charge, then three charges of simple assault. He brandished a gun, according to reports.

Berry (5-foot-11, 180 pounds) was primarily the nickelback for the Lions in 2010 and ’11. He had an interception and 13 passes defensed.

He’s also dealt with shoulder and quadriceps injuries.

The Browns are in the market for a starting cornerback to pair with Pro Bowler Joe Haden, which would allow Buster Skrine to play his more natural nickelback role. The free agent cornerback options are shrinking.

The Browns were reportedly interested in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, but he signed a five-year, $39 million deal with the Giants on Monday. They also discussed a trade for Darrelle Revis before he was cut by Tampa Bay and signed with the Patriots.