Curry (knee) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Browns. Curry was a limited participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday, but upgraded to full participation in Friday's session. Despite the "questionable" designation, Curry will suit up and serve as a reserve defensive end.
Curry (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Curry sustained a knee injury in a preseason game against the Colts on Aug. 27 and has yet to fully recover. Curry is currently listed as a second-string defensive end in the Eagles 4-3 defense, so expect starter Brandon Graham as well as third-stringer Bryan Braman to see increased loads if Curry is forced to miss Week 1's contest.
Curry didn't return to Saturday's preseason game in Indianapolis due to a knee injury. Penciled in as the starting right defensive end on the Eagles' unofficial depth chart, Curry's pass-rushing ability is needed in Philadelphia. A lengthy absence would place a damper on a unit that ranked 17th in the sack department during the 2015 season.
Vinny Curry would like to receive as much playing time with the Eagles as possible this season. So the natural defensive end is not complaining about getting reps at linebacker during minicamp. Curry maximized his opportunity last year despite participating in only 32 percent of the defensive snaps, finishing second on the team with nine sacks and tied for first with four forced fumbles. "I think he's expanded his role in terms of where we can deploy him," Chip Kelly told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Despite his 280-pound frame, Curry boasts superior speed and quickness. But he's not expected to be used covering receivers or running backs coming out of the backfield. He just wants to be prepared for anything the coaches provide for him to do. "Hopefully, I will be ready for everything that comes my way," Curry said.
The Eagles sacked Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith five times in Week 3, in a 26-16 loss. Three of those sacks came from a trio of specialists, as linebackers Vinny Curry and Brandon Graham, as well as defensive lineman Trent Cole each picked up a sack as their lone tackles of the game.