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Vinny Curry expected to debut this week

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When the Eagles drafted defensive end Vinny Curry in the second round of April’s draft, the pick was widely hailed as a case of the rich getting richer at defensive end.

Curry was expected to be a pass rushing option behind Jason Babin and Trent Cole, but things haven’t worked out that way. Curry has been a scratch in each of the Eagles’ 10 games this season, something that’s been harder to understand as the season has unfolded without particularly strong play from the defensive ends who do suit up on gameday. Philly’s gotten just eight sacks from the position, well below the established level of production.

The Eagles have said their depth at end (they also have Brandon Graham, Darryl Tapp and Phillip Hunt) has kept Curry off the field. That hasn’t stopped Curry from wondering why he isn’t part of the lineup, though.

“I’m pretty sure the fans want to know where their [second-round] pick’s at,” Curry said last week, via Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I’m wondering the same thing. But it’s damn sure not a talent issue. They have their guys set already. Ankle sprain in the summer, that’s all I could think of.”

Things appear to be changing. Berman reports that Curry is expected to get on the field for the Eagles against the Panthers on Monday night. If he can play well, it would provide a modicum of hope for the future in a season that’s been light on it in Philadelphia.

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6 Responses to “Vinny Curry expected to debut this week”
  1. vicksprman says: Nov 21, 2012 10:01 AM

    Can he play safety?

  2. fuglyflorio says: Nov 21, 2012 10:03 AM

    Just in time for the Superbowl push.

  3. jssgriffi says: Nov 21, 2012 10:05 AM

    About damn time!

  4. Simon says: Nov 21, 2012 10:11 AM

    Vinny has been scratched for 10 weeks. I don’t get it. Just another decision by the Eagles coaching staff that has left me scratching my head. I guess they were worried he might take away from Babin and Cole’s production….

  5. jaredo10 says: Nov 21, 2012 10:36 AM

    As much as I like Babin and Tapp I say lets give Hunt and Curry more playing time. Need to look at future because the present just cleary sucksss

  6. ejm845 says: Nov 21, 2012 12:43 PM

    another wasted pick peters went down prior to draft and the knuckelheads still took a DE they didnt need instead of an o-line help

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