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Raiders expect Aaron Curry back at practice next week

Miami Dolphins tight end Fasano runs after picking up a first down before being tackled by Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Aaron Curry in the first quarter during their NFL football game in Miami Reuters

Raiders linebacker Aaron Curry went on the PUP list at the start of training camp, which means that he hasn’t taken part in one practice yet this season.

The Raiders expect that to change next week. That’s when Curry and other players who spent time on the physically unable to perform list are eligible to return to the practice field.

Curry has been sidelined with knee issues that led him to try stem cell treatment over the summer in hopes of accelerating the healing process. Coach Dennis Allen thinks that Curry will be able to get back to work right away and that the former first-round pick of the Seahawks will need all the work he can get.

“I think he’s made some progress,” Allen said, via Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com. “It’s different when you’re doing your rehab work as opposed to when you’re actually out there playing football. It will be a great deal for us to get him out here, get him working some football, running around and doing some football movement and really getting back into the swing of what we’re doing defensively because it’s been a while since he’s gotten an opportunity to participate.”

Once Curry practices, the team will have a three-week window to put him on the 53-man roster or they will have to shut him down for the rest of the 2012 season. The guess is that the Raiders will avoid doing that if there’s any chance of Curry helping the defense this season because the players they have been putting on the field haven’t been anywhere near good enough to get the Raiders the winning record that they’ve been chasing for years. Curry’s not enough to get them over that hump all by himself, but the Raiders aren’t really in position to look down their noses at any potential help for a unit that’s been beaten up in the first four games of the season.

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15 Responses to “Raiders expect Aaron Curry back at practice next week”
  1. socalraider909 says: Oct 9, 2012 3:23 PM

    Now if all our other injured players can get healthy maybe we can start winning some games

  2. tinbender2000 says: Oct 9, 2012 3:31 PM

    “Curry’s not enough to get them over that hump all by himself, but the Raiders aren’t really in position to look down their noses at any potential help for a unit that’s been beaten up in the first four games of the season.”

    That’s putting it mildly. At least they don’t have a Benedict Arnold like Chris Johnson on their team, and I haven’t seen anyone quitting.

    Go Raiders-Good times and bad.

  3. zeddicuszorander says: Oct 9, 2012 3:31 PM

    Anything can help…..because the Raiders are atrocious on defense. 0 interceptions….9 passes defended……a miserable 3 sacks. God awful.

  4. mikealstott says: Oct 9, 2012 3:32 PM

    This guy was a monster coming out of Bama… However he has not been able to get his pro career on track… Off the field issues, injuries and undisciplined play are putting this guy in danger of being a huge bust….

  5. MasMacho says: Oct 9, 2012 3:48 PM

    Bust. A nice man that loves God, a force for good. Just not a force for good football it seems.

  6. MasMacho says: Oct 9, 2012 3:51 PM

    oh, and @”mikealstott”… Aaron Curry (at least the one in the picture) attended Wake Forest.

  7. oreo51 says: Oct 9, 2012 4:05 PM

    Hopefully Curry logs enough playing time to ensure the 2013 pick they gave up to Seattle gets upgraded from a 5th to a 4th rounder. He played in every game last year so this down time may not void the terms of the conditional pick.

  8. superseahawk says: Oct 9, 2012 4:07 PM

    Sorry Raider fans, but thanks for taking him off the Seahawks hands.

  9. randallflagg52 says: Oct 9, 2012 4:07 PM

    mikealstott says:Oct 9, 2012 3:32 PM

    This guy was a monster coming out of Bama… However he has not been able to get his pro career on track… Off the field issues, injuries and undisciplined play are putting this guy in danger of being a huge bust….

    ==================================

    He went to Wake Forrest, not Alabama.

    But yes he is a huge bust, he was being hyped as the next great LB coming out of college and he is probably not even starting quality.

  10. ketch20too says: Oct 9, 2012 4:19 PM

    He’s been PUP since coming out of college. Huge bust

  11. trollhammer20 says: Oct 9, 2012 4:29 PM

    He hasn’t been PUP, he’s just been bad. Never even came close to living up to the massive hype….”safest pick in the draft”, the experts said.

    These same experts called Bruce Irvin a massive reach. Irvin now has more sacks than the entire Raider team so far this year.

  12. r8rsfan says: Oct 9, 2012 4:29 PM

    Unless he can play both CB spots, middle LB, and OL all at the same time it’s really not going to matter. This defense is on pace to be the worst in franchise history. And those units under Rob Ryan and Bresnahan weren’t exactly juggernauts.

  13. kane337 says: Oct 9, 2012 4:47 PM

    Falcons about to be 6-0

  14. joetoronto says: Oct 10, 2012 4:36 AM

    Seahawk fans get all upset when someone leaves their irrelevant team and goes elsewhere.

    They can’t deal with it and label them busts when in reality, it’s their whole city that’s a bust, not the players that have left.

  15. natelan69 says: Oct 11, 2012 3:16 PM

    “Just what the Raiders needed! They will win the rest of their games this season!”

    Said no sports broadcaster ever.

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