Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE
The Oakland Raiders made the move today to waive veteran linebacker Aaron Curry.
Curry had been on the Physically Unable to Perform list through much of this season. After the mandatory six weeks inactive, the team took the entire 21 day grace period before activating him to the roster. Now after just two games played this season, he has been waived. The team announced the move today.
Curry joined the Raiders at the trade deadline last season in a trade with the Seahawks. The Raiders gave up a round seven pick in the 2012 draft as well as a conditional round 4-5 pick in the 2013 draft. And after just 12 games played with the Raiders, he is out.
Curry had made the move known first via his Twitter page. Afterward saying "I am confident in my abilities to play linebacker, I know God will cook something up for me!!"
The former "can't miss" prospect out Wake Forest was the number four overall pick in the 2009 draft by the Seahawks. He had lost his starting job in Seattle and the Seahawks were looking for a willing participant in a trade. They found that club in Oakland and that suitor in former head coach and then acting general manager, Hue Jackson.
Curry restructured his deal this offseason to make it very cap friendly to keep him around. But his knees kept him out nearly the entire offseason and were what had him on the PUP list this season.
Curry was known for his hustle on the field but he was also known for his mental mistakes. In his first game back two weeks ago, he played primarily on special teams and had personal foul penalties called on his first two times on the field. He was fined for both hits last week.
This move was likely a combination of the injury concerns outweighing his production on the field. Roster spots are valuable and he had been beaten out by recent addition, Omar Gaither.
The team has not released a corresponding roster move.