Cleveland Browns: 10 players to look at in free agency
By Thomas Moore
Depending on the mood of safety Tashaun Gipson, the Browns may be in the market for a starting safety. (And even if Gipson returns, the team needs to keep Donte Whitner off the field as much as possible.)
After missing most of the 2014 season while undergoing treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry returned in 2015 to earn his second First Team All-Pro selection.
The 6-foot, 211-pound Berry is one of the league’s top safeties, and earned a Top 5 grade from Pro Football Focus in 2015.
According to Arrowhead Addict, Berry and his representatives will be looking for a contract that averages about $9.5 million per season and includes somewhere in the neighborhood of $25 million in guaranteed money. The Browns have the cap space to do that, but so do the Chiefs.
The Chiefs have several free agents to deal with on the defensive side of the ball as, in addition to Berry, they have to decide what to do with Tamba Hali, Derrick Johnson and Sean Smith. So while Berry’s emotional impact in returning to the Chiefs was tangible, he may find himself caught up in a numbers game and be looking for a new home in 2016.
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