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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
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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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Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

oh look another sack



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2011 4:13 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

Its funny how these writers stamped Maybin as a bust then he had his best game of his career.... a sack and two forced fumbles....hmmmm...cross him off the list



Since: Jun 6, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2011 10:45 am
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

I guess the Curry went bad.  I wouldnt count on him to lead your team Raider fans. But a quality back up who has starting experience can never be over looked. Hopefully you only traded a 6th pick and up. 



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:49 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

Preach!!!   Love it!   Raiders baby!  We back. 10-11 wins this year...look at schedule mt friends!



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:49 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

As a Clevelander and a lifelong Browns fan, I can only be PUMPED for Detroit!  I hope you guys go all the way!!



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:48 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

As a Raider fan I LOVE the trade. Raiders do not really risk anything in the trade considering they will get compensation picks for Nnamdi, Miller and Gallery. Ironically Gallery and Miller picks will come from 'Hawks. With McClain being banged up and under performing and Brown on IR the Raiders need LB depth. With Shaugenssey out WImbley could play some DE as well. Curry has the talent and is said to be high character guy. Sometimes change of scenery can be the difference. Seatle dos not have a very big DL and Curry is not getting the enough blocks eaten up for him, Raiders DL is HUGE and at 6'2 260 lbs Curry might be more effective on run downs. Or he might just be a backup, which all teams need. He has not played like the 4th overall pick of the draft but he has had his moments. For a productive back up linebacker who can play in the middle or outside a 7th rnd and 4th-5th rns is liveable. If it turns out that he turns into a very good player (simialr to Wimbley situation) then its a steal of a trade. Either way I cannot wait to see him play after spending sometime there.




Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:31 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

Being a Raider fan, I like the move....there is big potential with giving little at this point.  The talent is there, I just hope the Oakland staff can get the most from him and put him in position to succeed. 



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:01 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

 Who is the last free agent that signed with Oakland that actually played better in Oakland than they did with their previous team?
Actually, Richard Seymour is playing his best football this season.  He wasn't a free agent, but he was traded to Oakland and resigned with them.  Kamerion Wimbley had his best season, last year, since his rookie year. 

How's Nnamdi doing in Philly?  What about Thomas Howard or Kirk Morrison?  A couple of good linebackers that have become also-rans since leaving the Raiders.  How's Robert Gallery doing up there in Seattle?  Pretty much just as poorly as he did in Oakland.  All this is coming from a guy who hates the Raiders.  I also hate uninformed comments just a little more than the Raiders.  Next time, use this argument in 2005.


Gat
Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2011 8:35 pm
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Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2011 3:28 pm
 

Aaron Curry traded from Seahawks to Raiders

seattle lose...they didn't know how to use this guy.


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