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Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

Posted on: October 12, 2011 4:33 pm
Edited on: October 13, 2011 6:14 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Not too long ago, Aaron Curry was the fourth-overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft and a sure-fire, can't-miss linebacking prospect out of Wake Forest. Now, he's been traded from the Seahawks to the Raiders for a pair of undisclosed (read: late) draft picks.

According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, the Raiders sent the Seahawks an undisclosed 2012 draft pick and an undisclosed 2013 draft pick in exchange for Curry.

Curry recorded 5.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, nine pass deflections and 130 total tackles in his time with Seattle, though he lost his starting job in 2011.

Earlier in the day, our Seahawks Rapid Reporter John Boyle noted that Curry cleaned out his locker and said goodbye to his teammates, though it took some time for word of the trade to leak out to the public.

A fresh start with the Raiders certainly stands to benefit Curry (more than staying in Seattle anyway), and there's no question that he's got enough upside to warrant the first post-Al Davis trade for Oakland, especially at the low price of two later draft picks.

The early part of the 2009 NFL Draft is now shaping up as one of the worst in recent history though: Jason Smith (Rams, moved to right tackle), Tyson Jackson (Chiefs), Curry, Andre Smith (Bengals), Darrius Heyward-Bey (Raiders), Aaron Maybin (Bills), and Larry English were among the top-20 picks in that draft class.

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Comments

Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2011 5:30 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

DHB has back to back hundred yard games and Curry will be a beast for us. Pete Carroll's cult of personality strikes again.



Since: May 20, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 5:10 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

Good riddance. Don't know what this guy's problems are, but other than his rookie year, he has looked totally uninterested in playing football. Thought it was a nice pick at the time, but guess that is why I am on the couch Sundays and Mondays.Smile



Since: Dec 2, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2011 5:10 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

I could not agree more.  The only factor in the decision may be the salary cap number.  But after the horrible play the Eagles needed a good instinctional linebacker that can run--My frustration with the Eagles continues.  Two later round picks--isn't that trading Jabar Chaney (7th Round) for Aaron Curry.  I make that deal everyday of the week.

C'mon Man!



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 4:59 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

i know he's been a bust, but the Eagles have about 50 late round picks sitting around, and exactly 0 athletic linebackers...

with the crew of crap we're playing at linebacker, what would there have been to lose with this one?



Since: Nov 23, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2011 4:57 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

Bustiest? i'm not sure, Heyward-Bey may be turning it around, the others not so much.



Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2011 4:43 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

"The early part of the 2009 NFL Draft is now shaping up as one of the bustiest in recent history though"...bustiest? WTF is bustiest? I thought you could only use that word when judging a stripper competition, or when describing Texas Longhorn QB's....


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