Former Kansas City Chiefs and current Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey confirmed that he has been in contact with former Chiefs safety Eric Berry’s agents, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.
#Browns GM John Dorsey said he's been in contact with the agents for FA safeties Eric Berry, who was with him with #Chiefs, and Tre Boston, who was with Steve Wilks w/ #Panthers— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) March 25, 2019
Cabot confirmed that Dorsey has also been in contact with Tre Boston, a name I know many Chiefs fans would like to see the team pursue.
But the bigger story when it comes to Kansas City is undoubtedly Berry, who spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Chiefs before they released him back on March 13.
The Dallas Cowboys met with Berry on March 19, but he left without a deal, and the team signing safety George Iloka at the end of last week seems to indicate they have moved on.
Berry in Cleveland would be interesting, given how its Super Bowl chances have shot up in recent weeks thanks to all of their offseason acquisitions.
After trading for OBJ and Olivier Vernon last week, the @Browns now have the 5th-best odds to win Super Bowl LIV. pic.twitter.com/GzBUK5FQit— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) March 18, 2019
The Browns have also been a landing spot for former Chiefs since Dorsey arrived in Cleveland back in 2017. Kareem Hunt, Demetrius Harris, Terrance Mitchell, Eric Kush and Bryan Witzmann are all examples of former Chiefs who are currently listed on the Browns’ roster.
The Browns could also use a safety, and bringing in Berry may make sense if they can come to a fair agreement. Yahoo! Sports indicated last week that it is too early in the process to expect Berry to accept a “bargain deal.”
I tend to wonder if Dorsey would be willing to give Berry what he is seeking after his now-Kansas City-infamous day-to-day stretch of 2018.