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Seahawks, Raiders complete deal for Aaron Curry

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Reports of the move surfaced on Wednesday, and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll cautioned that the deal wasn’t done.

The deal is now done.

Per the Associated Press, the Raiders shipped a seventh-round pick in 2012 and a conditional 2013 fifth-round selection for linebacker Aaron Curry, the fourth overall pick in the 2009 draft.

Curry has been a disappointment in Seattle.  But Raiders coach Hue Jackson, who currently seems to be firmly in charge of the franchise’ football operation, believes that Curry can have an impact.

“I can’t speak to what went on up there but I know what’s going to go on here,” Jackson said Thursday, before the deal was finalized.  “We came to a collective agreement over the last couple days of myself watching tape and feeling very comfortable about the opportunity to improve the football team.”

The Raiders now have 12 first-round picks on the roster, including seven on the defensive side of the ball.

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25 Responses to “Seahawks, Raiders complete deal for Aaron Curry”
  1. raiderraffeal says: Oct 13, 2011 10:04 PM

    Welcome to the Silver & black Aaron!!!

  2. edmazeing1 says: Oct 13, 2011 10:06 PM

    Now its time for young Curry to get to work, change your image is all we ask …from raider nation!!!

  3. meeky1985 says: Oct 13, 2011 10:18 PM

    as long as he learns to tackle he will be alright

  4. acmepackers says: Oct 13, 2011 10:26 PM

    Just trade, baby

  5. vincespowersweep says: Oct 13, 2011 10:27 PM

    Steal for the Silver & Black

  6. tilllman40 says: Oct 13, 2011 10:29 PM

    There’s a raider nation? Lol jeeze who knew

  7. talkintrashallday says: Oct 13, 2011 10:37 PM

    It doesn’t matter if he’s a Seahawk or Raider…this guy just can’t play in the NFL. “thumbs down” all you want, but one day you’ll agree.

  8. humboldt420 says: Oct 13, 2011 10:53 PM

    If Curry remains a bust in Oakland, the Raiders didn’t give up much for him. Original reports stated a conditional mid-round pick in 2013…

    So, a 5th rounder is a mid-round pick now? I thought a mid-round pick was in the 3-4th round range…

    Oakland has a way of turning players around. Kamerion Wimbley was turning into a disappointment as a Cleveland Brown before Oakland yanked him for a 3rd round pick.

    Wonder if Curry plays for the Raiders on Sunday. Hue Jackson remarked in the Oakland Tribune that he wants to get Curry on the field as soon as possible, but, is two days of practice (Friday and Saturday) enough to get Curry on the field against the Browns?

  9. lance19 says: Oct 13, 2011 11:33 PM

    4th overall pick just 2 years ago…

    for a handful of (non-magic) beans.

    Wow! How the mighty have fallen.

  10. stampnhawk says: Oct 13, 2011 11:56 PM

    Hillis is suddenly feeing a lot better if Curry plays.

    Going to the Raiders for a bag or two of footballs may smarten him up and scare him (in Oakland, literally and figuratively) into somehow acquiring football sense and decision making. Tough to teach that though.

    Otherwise, his next stop is the CFL.

  11. mrcosio says: Oct 14, 2011 12:04 AM

    I guess tilllman40 doesn’t watch much football?

  12. kaoschase says: Oct 14, 2011 12:12 AM

    Curry needed this. me being a Chiefs fan but this isn’t something I wanna see but eh well.

  13. ronlm says: Oct 14, 2011 12:50 AM


    I think two days of practice would be enough for Curry to see some situational plays. Just depends on what Hue and Bresnahan feel he is strongest at. Word form a lot of my Seahawk fan friends say that he’s strong against the run and can get pressure, but is not good in dropping into coverage.

    Although there’s a vast difference in players, Seymour showed up the day before the Monday night game against the Chargers and got two sacks.

    I do think Curry will suit up and play some though.

    For all the detractors… don’t be surprised if Curry ends up having a stellar career with the Raiders. I won’t be surprised if he fails… he surely hasn’t showed that he belongs in the NFL to this point. But sometimes a change of scenery and especially system can make a huge difference in a players production. As Humboldt stated… Wimbley is a great example.

  14. GG Eden says: Oct 14, 2011 1:15 AM

    Curry will succeed in Oakland because he’ll get to start afresh, from the ground, in terms of expectations. Unlike Seattle where he was expected to be a stud right away.

  15. mgflolox says: Oct 14, 2011 1:56 AM

    I know we’re only 5 games into Hue Jackson’s NFL head coaching career, but I believe he’s going to be a force with the Raiders for a long time. The one thing that marks all successful coaches in any sport is the ability to motivate your players to play their asses off when it’s game time. Hue has that ability, the Raiders are playing with more passion than I have seen since Gruden was coaching them.

  16. botchedextrapoint says: Oct 14, 2011 2:06 AM

    It is worth the time to type Aaron Cuury into the search box on this site and scroll through to the comments people were making about the “safest pick in the draft”. Lions fans were screaming for Curry and calling Stafford a mistake. Funny how quickly things change.

  17. seattlesuperchronic says: Oct 14, 2011 5:06 AM

    I’m bummed it didn’t work it out here for him and the Seahawks, best of luck Mr Curry. He seems like a good dude.

  18. btwicey says: Oct 14, 2011 7:49 AM

    The raiders are growing on me, kinda a fun team to root for.

    Vikings fan.

  19. aldavisisthenfl says: Oct 14, 2011 7:49 AM


    one nation under Al…..

  20. theblondbomber says: Oct 14, 2011 8:31 AM

    “The Raiders now have 12 first-round picks on the roster, including seven on the defensive side of the ball.”

    Better hope they don’t hire Matt Millen, Raider fans!

  21. raiderapologist says: Oct 14, 2011 9:46 AM

    theblondbomber says: Oct 14, 2011 8:31 AM
    “The Raiders now have 12 first-round picks on the roster, including seven on the defensive side of the ball.”
    Better hope they don’t hire Matt Millen, Raider fans!

    Every time someone mentions Matt Millen going to Oakland I wet my pants.

  22. 4evrnyt says: Oct 14, 2011 12:53 PM

    Seahchickens front office continues their push to be considered the worst front office in the league. A #4 overall for a 7th and a conditional 5th? Worst former first round trade ever, I mean seriously it’s only been 2 seasons how could they allow themselves to get so little for the guy.

    Maybe if they hadn’t allowed it to become so public that they weren’t happy with the player they might have had a chance at getting a little more for the guy but when you let it be known that your anxious to move someone then don’t expect more then a cold ham sandwhich and a half eaten bag of chips, which is pretty much what they got for Curry.

    Tough day for the seachickens, tough to feel good about your organization when they are making such poor decisions.

  23. radrntn says: Oct 14, 2011 12:55 PM

    Does anybody think Kameron Wimbley might have anything to say to Aaron Curry, about being a high draft pick, and being a so called bust….

    welcome to the raiders Aaron.

  24. philahitman says: Oct 14, 2011 4:37 PM

    So the Eagles, knowing how terrible their LBs are, wouldnt trade a 7th for this guy??? Everyones always hated the Eagles… but know Eagles fans officially hate the Eagles.

  25. geo1113 says: Oct 14, 2011 7:10 PM

    “So, a 5th rounder is a mid-round pick now? I thought a mid-round pick was in the 3-4th round range”


    1-2 – early
    3-4-5 – middle
    6-7 – late

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