7 NFL Signings That Would Make Perfect Sense

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 4: Eric Berry #29 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 4, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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The bustle of the NFL Free Agency period has wound down, and at this point, teams are looking ahead to training camp. Beyond the initial moving pieces, though, there are still some valuable players available on the open market, and as teams look to bolster their rosters ahead of the upcoming season, these are seven signings that would make too much sense not to happen.

1. S Eric Berry to the 49ers

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 20: Eric Berry #29 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts after a play in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
David Eulitt

The 49ers have questionable depth at the safety position, and that's exacerbated by Jimmie Ward's recent broken collarbone. The 31 year-old Berry would make perfect sense for the 49ers, as they could sign him to a low-risk, high-reward contract after two injury-riddled seasons. It would be worth a shot to see if the three-time All-Pro still has something left in the tank, and the 49ers have plenty of cap space to make it happen.

2. DT Gerald McCoy to the Ravens

TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 09:  Gerald McCoy #93 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on during warm-ups before a game against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium on December 09, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Will Vragovic/Getty Images)
Will Vragovic

The Ravens' vaunted defense took some big hits during free agency this year, as they lost key pieces in Terrell Suggs, CJ Mosley, and Za'Darius Smith. With minimal depth on the defensive line, the Ravens should pull out all the stops to sign the six-time Pro Bowler McCoy, who would instantly improve their run defense and interior pass rush. This signing would add a much-needed veteran presence in the middle of their defense.

3. C John Sullivan to the Jets

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 30: John Sullivan #65 gets ready to snap the ball to Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams against the San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Rams won 48-32. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
John McCoy

The Jets whiffed on Matt Paradis and Mitch Morse during the first wave of free agency, leaving them with a gaping hole at the center position. They need someone other than Jonotthan Harrison to start under center for second-year quarterback Sam Darnold, and Sullivan is the best option remaining on the market. Unless New York explores trading for a center, the new GM should pull the trigger on signing the 33-year-old.

4. RB Jay Ajayi to the Bears

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 30: Jay Ajayi #26 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs with the ball while defended by Kendrick Lewis #28 of the Tennessee Titans in the third quarter at Nissan Stadium on Sept. 30, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Wesley Hitt

After trading Jordan Howard, the Bears should be in the market for a running back. Tarik Cohen is a great playmaker and pass-catcher out of the backfield, but he should not be relied upon to carry the entire workload of a top running back. Ajayi certainly has some injury concerns, but he is a talented back who would instantly improve Chicago's depth chart.

5. WR Michael Crabtree to the Lions

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 9: Michael Crabtree #15 of the Baltimore Ravens makes a catch despite tight coverage from Steven Nelson #20 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the first quarter of the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 9, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Jamie Squire

The 31-year-old Crabtree's skills are declining, but he would still provide some reliable production to a wide receiver room starving for depth after the departure of Golden Tate. Crabtree has played all 16 games in four of his last five seasons. His durability would be incredibly helpful for the Lions, especially given Marvin Jones' injury history. Matthew Stafford needs a reliable red zone target, and Crabtree could be just that.

6. CB Morris Claiborne to the Jets

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 2: Tajae Sharpe #19 of the Tennessee Titans dives trying to catch a pass from Marcus Mariota #8 while defended by Morris Claiborne #21 of the New York Jets during the fourth quarter at Nissan Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
Frederick Breedon

The Jets still have Trumaine Johnson under contract as their No. 1 cornerback, but they have a glaring need at the second outside corner position. They re-signed career backup Darryl Roberts to a big contract, but he is not a starting-caliber player. With few corners remaining on the market, it would make perfect sense for the Jets to bring back Claiborne, who has been solid during his tenure with the club.

7. S Glover Quin to the Jaguars

BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 16: Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills runs the ball in the fourth quarter during NFL game as he is stopped by Glover Quin #27 of the Detroit Lions at New Era Field on December 16, 2018 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Tom Szczerbowski

Safety is the biggest question mark on a talented Jaguars' defense, and Glover Quin could provide some needed stability. The 33-year-old had a down year in 2018, but he would provide an instant upgrade over Jarrod Wilson, who is unproven as a starter. With a thin market remaining after a free agency period that saw safeties get poached quickly, Quin is the Jaguars’ best option to shore up the back end of their defense.