Linebacker Aaron Curry, the fourth overall pick in the 2009 draft, was on the trading block.
And now he’s not.
Jay Glazer of FOX reports that the Seahawks have agreed to ship Curry to the Raiders. The Seahawks will get a draft pick in 2012 and 2013 in exchange for Curry.
One of the perceived impediments to Curry’s trade value was his contract, which was renegotiated in August. Curry gave up $5 million in guaranteed money for 2012 in exchange for a shot after free agency after the 2012 season. An extension that would further reduce Curry’s base salaries over the next two years could be the next step for the Raiders and Curry.
As of last week, the Raiders had $6.1 million in cap space.
The move also underscores the fact that, despite the passing of Al Davis, the Raiders are still getting things done.
UPDATE 4:37 p.m. ET: Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the Seahawks will get a seventh-rounder from the Raiders in 2012, and a conditional mid-round pick in 2013.