Seahawks shopping Aaron Curry

AP

Seahawks linebacker Aaron Curry, the fourth overall pick in the 2009 draft, recently hinted that he’s on the trading block.

Per a league source, Curry is right.

The source says that the Seahawks are talking to at least three teams regarding a possible trade.  The names of the teams to whom the Seahawks are talking are not yet known.

One impediment to a deal will be Curry’s contract.  Though he recently gave up $5 million in guaranteed money next year in exchange for the ability to become a free agent after 2012, his $5 million base salary in 2011 could be viewed as too much to inherit.

For 2011, the trading period ends on Tuesday, October 18.

122 responses to “Seahawks shopping Aaron Curry

  1. During the 2009 NFL draft the Lions were considering Stafford and Aaron Curry…so I have reason to believe that Martin Mayhew will swing a deal for Curry. Oh and by the way my prediction for this sunday….Detroit-44 Dallas-21

  2. I was a big fan of Curry before he got drafted. The fact that he took a 12 year old fan of football suffering from cancer with him to radio city music hall to get drafted. That’s all class right there. But unfortunately, being a good person doesn’t translate to good football player. Hopefully it was the scheme and he can bounce back elseware.

  3. I’m almost positive one of those teams have to be the Eagles. We need a young, speedy and big LB who has potential. Aaron Curry has a huge upside. I think he’d would be phenomenal in a 4-3 defense. Remember, Philadelphia’s defense on TEs are terrible. Aaron Curry has size and he’d be great for run defense too. We’ll see what happens, I’m pretty sure he’ll be an Eagles by Tuesday or Wednesday.

  4. This is coming from the team who thinks Tavaris Jackson is a franchise QB… hmm, Curry just might have a lot to offer.

  5. Hit the road Curry. You’re a bum! I’ve seen alot of bad linebacking, but your brand of linebacking if far and beyond anything I’d call linebacking. The only line you should be backing is the unemployment line. You bum! Hit the bricks you bum!

  6. We won’t get much for him, so we should keep him as a back up. It would be stupid to just get rid of him. If a team gives us a sixth round draft choice, we wouldn’t get much of a player with that.

  7. Detroit has made a habit of grabbing good value from the Seahawks (LoJack, Sims, etc) Wouldnt be surprised to see us grab him for a 5th round pick.

    Schwartz will turn him into a beast.

  8. I’m not saying, I’m just saying. John Schneider and Ted Thompson are boys, Pack needs an OLB, it wasn’t a Carroll pick, probably be decent price since he opted out of the $5 million to be a F/A after ’12, he’s a backup….

  9. Please let the Eagles be one of them. Curry may be a bust, but he’s still better than the keystone cops we’ve got there now.

  10. Wonder if this is Cincy’s chance to get “something” for Carson Palmer. God knows Seattle needs a QB, and the Carrol-Palmer connection is undeniable. Seems like a smart move for both teams in my mind, as the Bengals could use another LB, although the cap number may be a bit high.

  11. He was a bit over-hyped out of college. Reminded me a bit of Derrick Johnson. Add in the position, and I absolutely hated the idea of him going that high, nothing personal against the guy. I’m just not big on LB’s going in the top 10, let alone the top 5.

    That said, he’s got some talent and may be better utilized in a scheme where he’s able to succeed in short areas and not asked to move around as much. I’d be very curious about him as a 3-4 ILB in a scheme where he’s asked to read the QB a bit more than just pure run-stuffing. Mildly curious about his fit as a 3-4 rush backer, but he won’t work for every team. Another thought that mildly intrigues me is having him as a MIKE backer in a 4-3.

    Someone’s going to take a chance and the Seahawks will probably get something passable (3rd or 4th round pick would be my guess). A big disappointment considering what they spent to get him, but then again, they made a LB a top 5 pick. Always a risky proposition to begin with, due to the position.

  12. Going to be honest, as a Panthers fan I wouldn’t mind seeing him in Carolina. We’ve always been good at getting something out of people playing LB who weren’t so great elsewhere. Can anyone really say Will Witherspoon, Lamar Lathon, or Michael Barrow were effective outside of Carolina? If nothing else, he can fill in on 3rd down for a little while.

  13. He’s not a bad linebacker but he is certainly not a great linebacker. He does not fit in the scheme being run by the Seahawks and his limited range is the main factor. He might be a middle in a 4-3 system for the Eagles or he could be an inside backer in a 3-4.

    He is better than anything the Eagles have at this time. A move to Cincinnati for Carson would be great for the Hawks but I doubt that it would be worth the trade for the Bengals. Spite is much more beneficial to that franchise.

  14. Swing him to MLB and you could very well have a perennial pro bowl player. The problem is too many scouts looked at his athletic ability and combined it with him frequently lining up right on the line of scrimmage. Many of them figured he was a perfect fit to transition to 3-4 OLB and they were wrong. For that matter it could just be the way he is utilized, but either way he isn’t a good fit where he is at

  15. i dont think this guy sucks, i think he just got stuck playing for the seahawks. it happens to 53 unfortunate souls every season.

  16. I love how the Philly fans think Curry is gonna ride into town and suddenly turn around their team. I guess the Dream Team is getting pretty desperate.

  17. whats with all the Eagles fans pining to trade for him? If he is on the block, its for a reason. He hasnt produced. While that doesnt mean he is a bust just yet I dont know that id be kicking down the door to trade for him. Seattle isnt exactly a loaded team. The fact that they are willing to trade a recent top pick should tell you they know something that we all dont

    Then again, this is the same team that thought Tavaris Jackson was a good idea to start at QB. So who knows!

  18. Mike Kafka for curry and a 2nd rounder. Andy says he traded Kolb because Kafka beat him out.

    Or Kafka, Casey matthews and Juan Castillo for Curry and the Seattle LB coach. I dont care who he is, plug him in at DCoord and immediately start winning

    I can’t believe with all of the playoff aspirations you throw an Oline coach in at DCoord. This isn’t junior high, that stuff doesnt work at this level.

    Tiny move at the time, but losing Dick jauron killed the eagles

  19. For all the people saying Eagles, I think it’s quite likely they might be one, but someone above noted that the Eagles have trouble against TE’s in pass D. I could be mistaken, but I was under the impression that Curry’s struggles in coverage were part of the reason why he got benched.

    Someone threw out the Redskins, and I’d be fairly shocked. I don’t see the Skins giving up quality picks for a position that they aren’t in a huge need of right now. They really love Perry Riley’s potential inside, and McIntosh/Fletcher are better this year because the DL is better.

    I hate guessing at teams, but I wonder about the Patriots, partly since they do have that extra 1 and 2 in 2012. I doubt they would fork over anything higher than a 3rd, but Curry might be an interesting toy to try out, and now that they aren’t a “pure” 3-4 squad, maybe Belichick is more open to LB’s of different dimensions (it was largely acknowledged that BB was a stickler for certain size requirements at OLB, roughly 6’4″ 260, for the 3-4).

  20. what bothers me about Aaron curry is that he spends more time tweeting about Jesus than he does about anything else. I get the feeling that he doesn’t take football seriously.

  21. Too bad. Highly touted at the time and seems (and seemed) to be a solid guy worthy of the high pick.

    But never could (yet) make the mental adjustment to the NFL game to go along with the physical size and stature he has.

    Not the scheme…he’s played inside and outside and under different Hawks defenses in the past year.

    As has been said before, if you could’ve put Tatupu’s 2007 head and tenactity and smarts on Curry’s body, you’d have a Pro Bowl LB. Sadly, it hasn’t worked out in either case.

    Bears and Ruskell, step up with another first round pick…we promise Curry will be better than Mirer.

  22. I had to log in to comment on this.

    Aaron Curry was a unanimous no fail pick, yet he goes to the Seahawks, and fails miserably.

    I can’t think of a draft pick recently that is either A) still on the team or B) produced. Tatupu, Jennings, Chris Spencer, etc. The only one I can think of that did pan out is Marcus Trufant, who went to Washington St, and he was drafted back in ’03. That’s nearly 8 years of mediocre picks (Earl Thomas could be the only exception; not sure about Okung)

    Seahawks ALWAYS build their teams on Free Agents; even when they’ve changed coaches/GM’s.

    I bet this guy is a solid starter on a team like the Vikings, with a motivated D-Coordinator.

  23. The Raiders need Curry to take over for Quentin Groves, and his invisible man routine. Sure, Curry has been out of position, and he needs to textbook tackle instead of going for highlight hits, but the tools are still there. Also, he does sound like a class act off the field (tweets notwithstanding). He can be our next overrated class act guy to replace Nnamdi (mainly due to his insane Raiders contract).

    Raiders need to go after Marcus Trufant as well. This team can’t be a serious playoff threat until someone supplants Chris Johnson at corner.

  24. Love to see the Saints reach out and grab a linebacker prospect like this guy. He’d come cheap, and we need a lot of help at OLB. Since the Saints apparently just refuse to use a 1st round pick on one, maybe they’d take a shot at someone else’s

  25. That 4th round pick Buffalo picked up from Baltimore in the Evans trade would be worth dumping in Seattle’s pocket. To sweeten the deal I’ll throw in a Shawn Kemp Dream Team II jersey and a K.D. Sonics jersey?!?! Take a shot Buddy!!!

  26. I’ve watched Curry and was hopeful he was young…Thought he’d learn coverage. Thought he’d turn that athletic ability into a dominate pass rusher. He’s soft….The only aggression he shows is after the whistle to get you a 15 yarder. If we get a 4th round I’ll be pleased. Glad Hill is back playing well.

  27. So all of the “Dream Team” fans are already going out of their minds because their team is at 1-2. Hahaha! Go fetch Philly!
    It’ll be a joke for any other team to risk a 1st round draft pick on Curry. Only 2 years so some organizations will have high hopes for him.
    He’s definitely going to get another opportunity, just hopes he goes to the right system.

  28. are all you eggle fans deaf or something?

    the guy is a B U S T

    im a season ticket holder, and I’ve seen every game he’s played in (or not). The guy just isn’t good.

    you’d think someone who was taken 4th overall would at least flash some talent! but he hasn’t! that’s why his contract was redone, and why he is being shopped a few months later.

  29. Couldn’t believe all the people that argued picking this guy up over Stafford.

    I thought the Eagles were supposed to be good this year?? It is all going to fall apart in Philly…Muahahahahahaha muahahahaha

  30. We can’t call him a bust yet. Maybe the Seahawks just can’t evaluate talent. If a good team is willing to give anything up for him then maybe he just didn’t fit in Seattle. I’d like to see Detroit make a run at him, but I don’t think they will.

  31. Not too sure he ever wanted to go there in the first place. How bout the Giants? Just throwing it out there. They need some LB help. As long as the price isn’t too high.

  32. Todd Haley’s Temper says:Sep 29, 2011 9:39 PM

    I was a big fan of Curry before he got drafted. The fact that he took a 12 year old fan of football suffering from cancer with him to radio city music hall to get drafted. That’s all class right there. But unfortunately, being a good person doesn’t translate to good football player. Hopefully it was the scheme and he can bounce back elseware.
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    I admire this post.

    Well done. This is the way we all should look at the good people in the NFL instead of writing some smart ass comment about how they have underachieved just because we are a fan of another team in their division.

    You “Sir Todd.”.. Are my hero of the day! You are a fan of the game. Not just a fan of a team with hate for every other player on every other team in the NFL.

  33. From a Hawk fan. Curry just doesn’t have “football” sense. He overruns every play. He gets turned around in coverage.

    Hawks play a basic 4-3 for those that think he would work in YOUR 4-3… forget it.

    This isn’t a Pete Carroll decision to bench and trade him. It’s a FOOTBALL move. KJ Wright, our 4th round pick this year knows how to play football the NFL way and our 7th round pick from USC is just as good. It’s that simple.

    Suck for Luck???? Curry would help us get Luck, not hurt us as he costs us lots of yards every time he plays.

    OK – so we’ll take a young backup guard or tackle or a 3rd or 4th for him….bring the offers on.

    js

  34. Ha look at all these Sheagles fans BEGGING for Curry the bust! Thought you ladies were THE DREAM TEAM….what happened to that? NFC East LAST PLACE chumps.

  35. All you eagle fans really don’t know Andy Reid do you, since when does he admit mid season that he needs help?

    get used to reshuffling the deck chairs.

  36. I’m pretty sure he was a DE that switched to outside LB for the NFL 3-4 scheme. In a 4-3 he would play DE. From what I’ve read here Eagles run a 3-4 defense so he would be just as useless in Philly as Seattle. Now I know Philly will sign anything with a penis that wears football pads but come on Philly fans you’re acting like entitled douches like the other “Dream Teams” fans.

  37. He might be better in a 3-4, but I don’t know. All of you other people talking about his “potential” obviously haven’t been watching him for the past couple of years. He’s simply bad.

  38. Basically a man with the physical gifts of god himself… balanced with JaMarcus Russell’s football-instincts.

    Put him somewhere where he has to do as little thinking and reacting as possible; somewhere where he can just hit people.

    I say move him to DE. Tackle the tackle. Tackle the QB.

  39. Has all the hallmarks of a deal Al Davis would like… Thumbs up if raiders could be in the mix, Thumbs down if No.

    Wimbley (Will), McClain (Mike), Curry/Groves (Sam)?

  40. Everyone saying “Eagles” knows there’s a salary cap, right?

    He won’t be traded until ) the second week of Oct so teams can have a prorated portion of that 5 mil count against the cap instead of the whole thing.

    I wouldn’t be shocked if the highest paid injured player dictated where Curry ends up… because that’ll be the team that has the money to grab him. If I’m Jax, TB, or any other team well under the cap, I’d be taking a long look at him before that time comes.

    Detroit is a pipe dream, Philly is a long shot too financially. Both those teams would love to have him for a song (mid round draft pick).

    I’d say that it would take at least a 3rd rounder for the Seahawks to save face with their fan base.

  41. kowboydmac says:
    Sep 29, 2011 11:57 PM

    Aaron Curry was a unanimous no fail pick, yet he goes to the Seahawks, and fails miserably.

    I can’t think of a draft pick recently that is either A) still on the team or B) produced. Tatupu, Jennings, Chris Spencer, etc. The only one I can think of that did pan out is Marcus Trufant, who went to Washington St, and he was drafted back in ’03. That’s nearly 8 years of mediocre picks (Earl Thomas could be the only exception; not sure about Okung)
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    Perhaps the issue isn’t the players, it’s the organization. The Lions sent a sixth rounder for Lawrence Jackson, and he has played very well for Detroit. And this was done while the D-line in Seattle wasn’t anything to write home about.

    I have a feeling that in this case it’s a combination of Curry not really living up to the draft hype, and Seattle not playing a system that he can do well in. I think, in the right system, Curry can do pretty well. But he’s going to have to consider a new deal for some team to take him, I think.

  42. Carolina is in the most need, without question.

    1) Jon Beason, arguably the 2nd best MLB in the league behind Patrick Willis, and a multiple probowler…..out for the year.

    2) Thomas Davis, starting WLB who was flying all over the field, making great plays all year. He tore his ACL, for the 3rd time in 2 years. His career is most likely over.

    That is two-thirds of one of the better LB cores in football that are now gone for the year (Beason) and most likely forever with Davis.

    Come back home to your childhod home, the great state of NORTH CAROLINA.

  43. The Buffalo Bills, they have tons of cap space, need lots of help at LB and are a good team that may be just 1 or 2 defensive pieces away from a serious playoff run this season. His salary would be the only issue.

  44. The new Gholston. When will the GMs learn that combine and personal workouts are staged events that mean nothing in comparison to how a guy actually plays on the field?

  45. @Tylert
    “I say move him to DE. Tackle the tackle. Tackle the QB.”

    Hah! Seattle has tried that. Packages with Curry at DE, even DT. The guy cannot rush the passer, can’t shed blocks to save his life. For his unbelievable physical talents, he cannot LEARN how to play. He routinely gets stonewalled by TE’s and backs when rushing.

  46. If the Eagles get him, please don’t give TOO much up for him. Although it would be an upgrade to what we have, I don’t want another
    Takeo Spikes, Ernie Sims issue. I wonder of Jeremiah Trotter is still out there…LOL. Man I miss Trott!

  47. I’m curious why folks are suggesting the Bears. The Bears biggest issue at LB is depth, so unless Curry comes for really cheap, say a 5th, I doubt the Bears would even ponder it. Personally, I think Nick Roach on the strong side is better than Curry, as Roach is solid in coverage and fits what the Bears want there. There’s no way he’s taking Urlacher or Briggs spot unless an injury happened.

    Just don’t see the Bears as a possibility.

    Oakland makes a lot of sense, but you’d have to cover up his issues in space, as he’s not taking McClain’s spot inside. More I think about it, more I think Curry is better suited as a 3-4 ILB where he can read and attack.

  48. snoqualmieterry says: Sep 29, 2011 10:22 PM

    We won’t get much for him, so we should keep him as a back up. It would be stupid to just get rid of him. If a team gives us a sixth round draft choice, we wouldn’t get much of a player with that.

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    Yeah, what are the odds of finding any talent in the sixth round? (Tom Brady)

  49. ‘Perhaps the issue isn’t the players, it’s the organization. The Lions sent a sixth rounder for Lawrence Jackson, and he has played very well for Detroit.’

    Yeah, he’s a game changer…1 tackle, and 2 assists in the first 3 games.
    I guess when you have sucked as long as the Lions have, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by mediocrity.

  50. So, Seahawks fans, what is wrong with him. Is he too slow? Too weak? Does he miss tackles, take bad angles? Does he have hands like feet? Does he freelance, lack positional awareness or is the staff just misusing him?

    Running up to the draft the only knock on him was that he had no experience of rushing the passer. In an admittedly poor draft class, there was even some chatter that he might go first overall because he was such a safe pick. How did the draftniks get it so wrong?

    Has he had any serious injuries or missed a lot of off-season and practice time? Are there any excuses for why he has failed to live up to his draft position?

  51. The Hawks would take Tebow for Curry in a heart beat. All you nut jobs wishing its your team that trades for this bust, be carefull what you wish for. You just might get it.

  52. blackfootkiller says:
    Sep 30, 2011 10:31 AM
    ‘Perhaps the issue isn’t the players, it’s the organization. The Lions sent a sixth rounder for Lawrence Jackson, and he has played very well for Detroit.’

    Yeah, he’s a game changer…1 tackle, and 2 assists in the first 3 games.
    I guess when you have sucked as long as the Lions have, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by mediocrity.
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    He had 6.5 sacks last season for the Lions, playing part time. He hasn’t had an opportunity to play as much yet this season.

    As for the Lions fans being overwhelmed by mediocrity…..what is Seattle’s record this year? You got your asses handed to you by San Fran and Pitt, and you squeaked by a shaky Arizona team. You better get used to mediocrity out there bub.

    NEWSFLASH: 7-9 won’t get you into the playoffs again, and you’ll be LUCKY if you end up with that record.

  53. I Recall the Chiefs were looking at Curry, and when the took Glen Dorsey ahead of him, he was a little insulted. Well Dorsey is a stiff, but Curry ain’t exactly setting the league on fire. All said and done, I wish KC would have taken Curry.

  54. “He had 6.5 sacks last season for the Lions, playing part time. He hasn’t had an opportunity to play as much yet this season.”

    Must be a lot different for him there…you know, playing next to Suh and all, compared to playing next to Colin Cole.

  55. “Curry has had some really good games, i would say about 7 good games 2 seasons… he just simply gets lots and easily tricked on any plays that require thinking”

    You can’t fix stupid

  56. The Eagles won’t trade for him .When the Eagles had the worst set of wide receivers in football Andy Reid said they were fine and lost with them when it counted and it looks like he’ll do the same with these linebackers.

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