NFL Free Agency: Former Oakland Raiders LB Aaron Curry Signs with Giants

Nov 6, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Aaron Curry (51) warms up before the game against the Denver Broncos at O.co Coliseum. Denver defeated Oakland 38-24. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

Former Oakland Raiders linebacker Aaron Curry has signed with the New York Giants, he announced on Twitter.

Curry, selected fourth overall in 2009 by the Seahawks, has never quite panned out in the NFL. He was not particularly impressive in first two seasons in Seattle, and was traded to the Raiders in 2011 for a seventh-round draft pick.

He recorded 46 tackles and no sacks in 11 games for the Raiders in 2011 before returning to the Seahawks for the final five games. Curry went back to Oakland last year, playing in just two games before being released in November.

SB Nation points out that the 2009 draft class has not exactly produce the greatest of players:

The 2009 draft class has become a disappointing punchline league-wide. The first round managed to send six players to Pro Bowls, but it littered the league with players struggling as depth on rosters, or who are already out of the NFL. Much like the 2013 class, it was thought to have a lot of risks at the top, but Curry was seem as a steadying force when drafted. The Butkus Award winning linebacker was considered “a lock” to become one of the NFL’s top players — but was unable to become an impact player.

Topics: Aaron Curry, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders

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  • Joseph Bulger

    Giants have apparently decided that taking risks at LB with a few of somebody else’s draft pick busts with injury issues is a better strategy than going with just their own rather pedestrian squad. Low risk potential high reward with Curry, Rivers, and Connor. But will the Gmen carry 8 LBs, or consider 9 since the odds of even 2 of the 3 playing the entire season is very low (and they won’t be able to call Blackburn at home to come back and play this year).