The Seattle Seahawks have announced via their Twitter page they have signed linebacker Aaron Curry, the fourth overall pick in April’s draft.
Mr. Florio, reporting live from a chat room at the Hall of Fame ceremonies, says the deal is for six years and $60 million, with $34 million guaranteed, according to a league source.
Curry’s deal comes two days after third overall pick Tyson Jackson signed with the Chiefs. Jackson’s deal was reported to have $31 million guaranteed.
The move is official, so Curry should be on the field for Seattle’s Sunday practice. He is expected to be one of the most “pro-ready” rookies and is expected to be Seattle’s starting strong-side linebacker from Week One.
The team released Billy McMullen to make room on the roster.