Florio mentioned late last month that the salary cap-strapped Raiders had the ability to shed a large amount of cap space via specific contract restructurings and releases. One of the players Florio mentioned was linebacker Aaron Curry.
Curry, acquired from Seattle last October in exchange for two draft picks, was owed a $5.75 million base salary in the final year of his deal.
Curry announced on Twitter late Friday that he has reworked his contract, likely ensuring that he will stay with Oakland in 2012.
Curry joins quarterback Carson Palmer, defensive tackle Richard Seymour, and safety Michael Huff as Raiders players that have restructured since the season ended. The club also released cornerback Chris Johnson on Friday night, and may soon do the same with linebacker Kamerion Wimbley.