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Jets thin at corner with Aaron Berry out for season

  • Pistol Peat


Jets cornerback Aaron Berry is in trouble again, but this time, it’s not his fault, nor an off-field issue.

The New York Jets announced Friday that Berry has a torn anterior cruciate ligament as per a source who spoke with him.  It’s known in English as a torn ACL, which will put an end to Berry’s season before it even starts.

“He’s staying positive and will decided tomorrow on surgery date (within a week),” the source said.

Berry was in line for a reserve cornerback role this season in New York, but that came to an end when he became tangled up with wide receiver Joseph Collins during Friday’s practice.

Berry has been with the Jets since October of last season and played seven games for New York.  The year before that, he was in Detroit ready to assume a starting cornerback role, but his problems off the field would erase all of that.  He was arrested twice in just one month during that offseason, once for a DUI, and the other for brandishing a gun in Harrisburg, PA.  He would serve a three-game suspension, but as a free agent when the Lions cut ties with Berry.

The Jets at one time could boast with one of the strongest backfields in the league, but the grass in Jets camp isn’t nearly as green as it once was.

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