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Raiders release Aaron Curry


The Raiders have released linebacker Aaron Curry, ending an experiment that never paid off for the former fourth-overall pick in the 2009 draft.

After the Seahawks gave up on him, the Raiders acquired him last season for a pair of draft picks, last year’s seventh-rounder and a fifth-rounder next year.

Per Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, bad knees limited Curry’s effectiveness, as he played in just two games this year, totalling 18 snaps against the Ravens and Saints.

Curry, as is the fashion these days, tweeted out the news a few minutes ago, saying: “No longer a raider! On to my next venture! Expanding Gods territory”

Exclamation marks are a little much, as his time with the Raiders prompted mostly question marks.

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40 Responses to “Raiders release Aaron Curry”
  1. themackstrong says: Nov 20, 2012 3:11 PM

    Some Raider fans talked about Curry like they fleeced us in that one. We have KJ Wright who was drafted in the later rounds playing like a stud. Curry although athletic played very soft and put him in coverage, instant first down no matter who he was guarding.

  2. mrcosio says: Nov 20, 2012 3:12 PM

    This is what happened when Hue Jackson suddenly had all the power, so glad the Raiders have a real GM/front office now…no more wasting draft picks for other team’s bums

  3. calhounlambeau says: Nov 20, 2012 3:16 PM

    Most of the scouts and draftnic’s missed badly on this guy, what happened? Yikes. Best of luck to him, that guy sure has made a lot of money…yet another reason why you don’t draft a non-pass rush specialist linebacker in the top end of the draft.

  4. trollhammer20 says: Nov 20, 2012 3:18 PM

    So much for being “the safest pick in the 2009 NFL draft”, huh? Oh well, it could have been worse for Seattle. They could have drafted Sanchez.

  5. bucrightoff says: Nov 20, 2012 3:20 PM

    “Safest player in the draft”

  6. stealthhawk says: Nov 20, 2012 3:20 PM

    Hahaha, still think that trade was a steal Raiders fans? I told you so!

  7. mikebrownfaux says: Nov 20, 2012 3:20 PM

    This is the perfect example of a guy, Mike Brown loves to go after. High First round guy, no production, and the Bengals think they will some how get him to reach his potential on a reduced price tag. If we had the slightest issues at Linebacker, which we don’t so they probably won’t, this would surely be a information based pickup heading in to the game against the Raiders.

  8. dstep24 says: Nov 20, 2012 3:21 PM


  9. pooflingingmonkey says: Nov 20, 2012 3:25 PM

    Maybe he and Vernon Gholston can pool their assets and buy a pub, called Bust & Bust Pub.

  10. ukraiders says: Nov 20, 2012 3:28 PM

    more money saved as they look to straighten out the previous mess. Miles Burris and Phillip Wheeler are doing just as good of a job at not stopping the run anyways.

  11. goraidersgospurs says: Nov 20, 2012 3:28 PM


  12. r8rsfan says: Nov 20, 2012 3:29 PM

    His injuries must be a huge issue because there is no doubt that he played hard and brought energy. I’m going to be bald soon from all the head scratching this new regime induces.

  13. hendeeze says: Nov 20, 2012 3:29 PM

    You must be real bad to be released by the Raiders.

  14. goraidersgospurs says: Nov 20, 2012 3:29 PM

    I see Tommy Kelly being next!!!

  15. teamobijuan says: Nov 20, 2012 3:30 PM

    What’s wrong with him? Also, Vernon Gholston?

  16. 1oldpro says: Nov 20, 2012 3:38 PM

    How could everyone have been so wrong about this guy? Was it bad scouting, bad coaching, bad knees or a bad heart? Or E) all of the above

  17. mhyder says: Nov 20, 2012 3:41 PM

    Aaron is a great guy, just not a great football player.

  18. kevo52 says: Nov 20, 2012 3:46 PM

    Eagles should take a shot, why not at this point?

  19. chipwade says: Nov 20, 2012 3:58 PM

    Is that bad to think the Seahawks were better off drafting Curry instead or Sanchez?

  20. thecashcartel says: Nov 20, 2012 4:04 PM

    Maybe Rex will give him a look after his “steal” Maybin flamed out.

  21. holahey123 says: Nov 20, 2012 4:10 PM

    I thought this guy was drafted by the Bills at first, but that’s Aaron Maybin. I guess he doesn’t really matter, cuz both are busts.

  22. radrntn says: Nov 20, 2012 4:10 PM

    well that is 3.8 million off of next years book

  23. NabbyNab says: Nov 20, 2012 4:12 PM

    There’s gonna be a great purge of the Raiders D in the next couple of seasons.

    Seymour or Kelly should be gone in the next couple of years. I can’t imagine you’re entire interior being cut so I’d assume it would be Seymour because he’s starting to miss games. McClain should be gone too. He’s become a flippin situational Middle Linebacker. I can’t imagine Bartell and Spencer being resigned. Matt Giordano has to be the worst starting safety in the league. Huff is a mediocre CB and FS.

    Basically, Wheeler and Burris are the only two decent players on the D.

  24. tdk24 says: Nov 20, 2012 4:17 PM

    Sometimes the body won’t do what the mind tells it to do. Them it’s time to retire.

  25. bengalsucker says: Nov 20, 2012 4:19 PM

    To the person who said the Bengals don’t have linebacker issues. Are you crazy? I was a HUGE fan of Maualuga when they drafted him but he’s just been bad. Always second to get in on a tackle. Terrible in coverage. This guy is just not good. Not that I want Curry but why would you say we don’t have LB issues? LOL We’re also short on guys too.

  26. stealthhawk says: Nov 20, 2012 4:23 PM

    Take it from a Seattle fan, the Seahawks were DEFINITELY better off drafting Aaron Curry and having him bust than Mark Sanchez.

    Sanchez would be the Seahawks problem at QB right now if we took him and Russell Wilson would be having his great rookie campaign elsewhere.

    Looking back at the 2009 draft, the only other possible pick for the ‘Hawks in terms of team need was Michael Crabtree. Looking at Curry and Sanchez, he would have been the best option but still, nothing to write home about.

  27. pencilmonkeymagic says: Nov 20, 2012 4:26 PM

    Where’s all the Raider fans that said Pete Carroll was wrong about this guy now, huh? *crickets*

  28. beastmode5150 says: Nov 20, 2012 4:38 PM

    Thanks for KJ Wright Raiders, or Richard Sherman, or Kam Chancellor, can’t remember which we got with that pick you have us for curry. Good lookin out. 😉

  29. gibbyfan says: Nov 20, 2012 5:59 PM

    dont know if even Reggie will be able to turn this team around—the mark of AL Davis, once a genius, will be there for long time. In terms of a bad move Curry was nothing by comparison and certainly worth a shot at the time. If I recall the ‘experts’ had him rated in the top ten on draft day.

  30. raiderapologist says: Nov 20, 2012 8:19 PM

    pencilmonkeymagic says: Nov 20, 2012 4:26 PM

    Where’s all the Raider fans that said Pete Carroll was wrong about this guy now, huh? *crickets*
    Don’t know about the fans, but the guys that brought him to Oakland are either dead or fired. Hope they told Rolando McClain to avoid making any major purchases while they were at it.

  31. beauregard says: Nov 20, 2012 8:55 PM

    I hope he catches on somewhere. He’s one of those guys who needs to be in the right scheme to excel.
    He didn’t just forget how to play when he was drafted. The NFL is a bigger leap for some players with the speed and size of opposing players, but this guy does have talent. Good coaching with a better scheme may serve him well.

  32. dougydougdoug says: Nov 21, 2012 12:15 AM

    And in related news, the Raiders just re-signed JaMarcus Russell.

  33. bnwpnw says: Nov 21, 2012 1:14 AM

    Seahawks get a 5th rounder for this guy NEXT year? So who fleeced who?

  34. jnova80 says: Nov 21, 2012 1:38 AM

    Remember when this guy was supposed to be “the next Patrick Willis”?

  35. jimmylions says: Nov 21, 2012 1:39 AM

    I remember when Lions fans, including me, wanted Mayhew to draft Curry instead of Stafford. Plenty of crow on the dinner table for a lot of us.

  36. bnutz44 says: Nov 21, 2012 7:11 AM

    @ Nabby nab
    Ever hear of Lamarr Houston?Tyvon Branch?

  37. jjackwagon says: Nov 21, 2012 8:34 AM

    The Raiders and Chiefs are so bad it’s not even fun to pick on them anymore.

  38. dougydougdoug says: Nov 21, 2012 10:56 AM

    jjackwagon says: Nov 21, 2012 8:34 AM

    The Raiders and Chiefs are so bad it’s not even fun to pick on them anymore.


    And the Chargers. Don’t forget those guys. It’s a real solid three-pack of suck in the AFC West. Ironically, the team with the least historical relevance in the AFL is the only one doing well this days…

  39. beastmode5150 says: Nov 21, 2012 9:57 PM

    Bnwpnw, shall I remind you how many mid round draft picks the hawks have turned into pro bowlers? Try like all of them.

  40. tdk24 says: Nov 25, 2012 12:10 PM

    “beastmode5150 says: Nov 20, 2012 4:38 PM

    Thanks for KJ Wright Raiders, or Richard Sherman, or Kam Chancellor, can’t remember which we got with that pick you have us for curry. Good lookin out.”


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