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Jets may give ex-Lion Aaron Berry a second chance

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Aaron Berry was arrested twice during the offseason, and the second arrest cost him his job as a starting cornerback for the Lions. But another team in need of a cornerback may be ready to give Berry another chance.

The Jets, who just lost Darrelle Revis to a torn ACL, brought Berry in for a visit on Friday, according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today.

Berry is obviously no replacement for Revis, but no one is a replacement for Revis. And considering that the Jets are desperate enough at cornerback that they’re moving running back Joe McKnight there even though he hasn’t played defense since high school, bringing in a player who would be starting for the Lions right now if it weren’t for his off-field problems could make sense.

Berry’s two off-field incidents got him suspended three games by the league, but players are allowed to serve suspensions while they’re out of the league, so Berry’s suspension ended with the conclusion of Week Three. He is now eligible to play if anyone wants him, and the Jets may want him.

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24 Responses to “Jets may give ex-Lion Aaron Berry a second chance”
  1. slomax10 says: Sep 29, 2012 9:13 AM

    I say give him another shot….why not??

  2. EJ says: Sep 29, 2012 9:16 AM

    Berry is no Revis, but he is a lot better than any other option the Jets have.

  3. 90suhperbowl90 says: Sep 29, 2012 9:20 AM

    Give him another… Shot

  4. skoobyfl says: Sep 29, 2012 9:22 AM

    He’ll need a babysitter full time in NY.

  5. metalhead65 says: Sep 29, 2012 9:23 AM

    sure why not give him another shot,I mean don’t all pro athletes get 27 second chances before they are finally given up on? besides he will have his I am sorry speech down pat when he screws up again and you know he will so by all means sign him.

  6. 69finfan says: Sep 29, 2012 9:28 AM

    But the Jests have Cro. He can cover the entire field himself. He’s all world, no, make that all universe, a legend in his own mind. They don’t need no stinkin cornerbacks.

  7. floriostoupee says: Sep 29, 2012 9:42 AM

    if he stayed in shape….totally worth a shot

  8. pwndabeer says: Sep 29, 2012 9:53 AM

    revis is overhyped and under produces. joe haden not even ON adderall is better than revis

  9. camssportsjam says: Sep 29, 2012 10:11 AM

    are all you Jets fans delusional? Berry doesn’t turn around when the ball is thrown his way, hes a terrible defender!

  10. mikeyhigs says: Sep 29, 2012 10:25 AM

    Another clown for the clown car

  11. macmanud says: Sep 29, 2012 10:26 AM

    Another class act for the jets.

  12. seanje says: Sep 29, 2012 10:27 AM

    Berry and Revis both went to college at Pitt, and they have spent some time training together over the past two offseasons. I wonder if Revis had any part (other than getting injured) in bringing in Berry for a tryout.

  13. klunge says: Sep 29, 2012 10:40 AM

    With the suspension out of the way, the Lions should be trying to resign him to their wrecked secondary.
    Jets could look at former Lion Alphonso Smith too. Sure he blows coverages but he also makes a decent number of picks too. Right now we’re looking back to a year ago and long for when our defensive backfield was that good. Ugh.

  14. rexgrossman8 says: Sep 29, 2012 11:05 AM

    If he gets another chance you’re validating the behavior that led to his dismissal from the lions and putting everyone on notice that wins are more important than character.

    No one is without flaws but save the second chances and forgiveness for people who have earned it.

  15. pftcensorssuck says: Sep 29, 2012 11:10 AM

    Why doesn’t this surprise me?

    Because the Jets have the scruples of a homeless crack-wh@re, that’s why.

  16. schoolnu says: Sep 29, 2012 11:19 AM

    Revis is overhyped and under produces?? That should tell anyone they need to know about your knowledge of the game….his body of work speaks for itself…and you don’t have to be a fan to see that Stevie Wonder!!! Smdh…

  17. schoolnu says: Sep 29, 2012 11:21 AM

    Joe Haden better than Revis..you need to fire your drug dealers…they are ruining your brain.. stupid comments…

  18. chriscoz21 says: Sep 29, 2012 11:36 AM

    the only thing revis and berry have in common is that they both went to Pitt..

  19. lks311 says: Sep 29, 2012 12:06 PM

    Seems to me your suspension should not start until you’re gainfully employed on a NFL roster.

    That being said, Berry was a solid cover CB with the Lions who had “hands of stone”. But off the field he was of questionable character and also came across as slow-witted. Bottom line, he could help the Jets, but, a short leash would be a good idea.

  20. silverdeer says: Sep 29, 2012 12:11 PM

    I say the Jets should bring him in. With his penchant for having guns and allegedly pointing them at people, he shouldn’t have any issues in NYC.

  21. vikingsnorth says: Sep 29, 2012 12:22 PM

    I’m all for giving humans “SECOND” chances. But when it gets to third, fourth, fifth… come on! There needs to be a limit for all players. The NFL isn’t a right, it’s a priviledge for a very select few. If I pulled this garbage with my job, I certainly wouldn’t be back within the organization.

  22. mjkelly77 says: Sep 29, 2012 5:18 PM

    The Jets are a hard up and unethical organization. I hope their locker room issues don’t devolve into fisticuffs because with Berry, someone could get shot.

  23. petehemlock says: Sep 29, 2012 6:07 PM

    Never heard anyone call the Jets corners Revis and Butthead. I’m a fan of Cromartie but it’s too much a slam dunk.

  24. twelsh36446 says: Sep 30, 2012 7:46 AM

    Hope in doesn’t shoot opposing WRs. Oh, watch your belongings in the locker room.

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