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Teams have until 4:00 p.m. ET to make waivers claim for Aaron Berry

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The Lions announced on Monday that they’ll be terminating the contract of cornerback Aaron Berry.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Lions also officially waived Berry on Monday.

As a result, all other teams have the ability to submit a waivers claim for Berry’s contract by 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

Undrafted in 2010, Berry is due to earn a base salary of $465,000 in 2012, the final year of his current contract.  Thus, it’s a low risk, financially, to add him to the roster.  (From a P.R. standpoint, it could be a problem.)

And as we scan the standings for teams that may be interested, one that jumps out is the Buffalo Bills.  New defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt recruited Berry out of high school to attend Pitt.

Of course, if Wannstedt isn’t willing to give one of his former college players a second (or, technically, third) chance, maybe that tells the rest of the league all it needs to know.

The Vikings have a clear need at the cornerback position, but it would be very difficult for the Vikings to justify adding another problem child to the mix, even if they ask Governor Mark Dayton to come up with the formal explanation for the move.

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8 Responses to “Teams have until 4:00 p.m. ET to make waivers claim for Aaron Berry”
  1. m2karateman says: Jul 24, 2012 1:01 PM

    Good luck to any team that may sign him. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  2. gotampabay52 says: Jul 24, 2012 1:11 PM

    come to Tampa you would off gotten charges drop just ask the rest of our db’s

  3. mjkelly77 says: Jul 24, 2012 1:26 PM

    Now we can see which team picks up this guy. Their trolls will then forfeit their right to rag on the off-field issues of Lions players.

  4. rip4gehrig says: Jul 24, 2012 2:25 PM

    he can go to Dallas and Jerry can write another check to a judge.

  5. painsyndicate says: Jul 24, 2012 2:56 PM

    Sounds like a future Eagle to me.

  6. modown0 says: Jul 24, 2012 3:36 PM

    The Lions secondary has been ridiculed for their bad play last year (rightfully so), then they cut the 3rd/4th cornerback on their team last year and everyone is talking about how much talent he has. Am I missing something?

    He was undrafted, he could not find much playing time on a team with a bad secondary, and he has obvious character issues yet their is still all this hype around him?

  7. Ted Skroback says: Jul 24, 2012 4:01 PM

    Why would any team want him I’m not sure Pitt university would want this talentless player

  8. brewdogg says: Jul 24, 2012 11:03 PM

    Thanks for the crack at Dayton and tagging this to the Vikings. Way to give those “Vikings sign Packers leftovers” trolls some ammo.

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