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Aaron Curry to visit the Giants

Aaron Curry, Lito Sheppard AP

Aaron Curry, the former Seahawks draft bust who is now a free agent, is getting a look from the Giants.

Curry will visit the Giants on Thursday, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.

Entering the 2009 NFL draft out of Wake Forest, Curry was viewed as a future NFL star and perhaps the safest pick on the board. Unfortunately for the Seahawks, who took Curry No. 4 overall, he was a disappointment in two and a half seasons in Seattle and ended up getting traded to the Raiders for a seventh-round draft pick.

The 27-year-old Curry was cut by the Raiders last year, and his knee problems called into question whether he had a future in the NFL. But Curry will at least get a look from the Giants, and perhaps a chance to prove he still has something left.

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48 Responses to “Aaron Curry to visit the Giants”
  1. mec693 says: May 6, 2013 7:10 PM

    hope he has at least one good year to prove a lot of haters wrong

  2. anicra says: May 6, 2013 7:15 PM

    Giants: Let me see your identification.
    Curry: [with a small wave of his hand] You don’t need to see my identification.
    Giants: We don’t need to see his identification.
    Curry: I’m player you’re looking for.
    Giants: He’s the player we’re looking for.

  3. pnut87 says: May 6, 2013 7:18 PM

    I was wondering when that was going to happen… Remember when there was a legitimate possibility of him going 1 overall? Well, he can’t make the Giants LB squad any worse. And I’m a Giants fan.

  4. rarelyclever says: May 6, 2013 7:19 PM

    Remember Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper gushing over this guy? It was so obvious to everyone that not only was he the best defensive player in the draft, he was also considered the safest pick; you couldn’t go wrong if you took him.

    What on earth happened to this guy? I don’t see many Seahawks games, but he wasn’t in trouble with drugs or the law. How did all the “experts” get it so wrong?

  5. cullimon says: May 6, 2013 7:21 PM

    I believe this was the guy I wanted the lions to draft in 2009. Thank God they didn’t

  6. seatownballers says: May 6, 2013 7:23 PM

    As a Seahawks fan be warned! He has massive issues. Both his knees are damaged. He has problems tackling and locating the ball. He has dropped every possible interception. The raiders have cut him! Enough said

  7. jp49er80 says: May 6, 2013 7:27 PM

    Safest football player in the draft, they said…

  8. 12thmanjosh says: May 6, 2013 7:30 PM

    Classy person I hope his knees hold up good luck Curry

  9. sweetnlow44 says: May 6, 2013 7:31 PM

    No way does this guy play in the nfl again. Never seen a guy as physically gifted be so bad.

  10. connorchew says: May 6, 2013 7:34 PM

    it’s a shame that this guy didn’t pan out. it wasn’t for a lack of effort, he just didn’t make the transition to the NFL well. good luck to him!

  11. lionsfan415 says: May 6, 2013 7:34 PM

    I remember everyone saying this guy was a slam dunk superstar, kiper is an idiot

  12. mrbigass says: May 6, 2013 7:45 PM

    Amazing how every talking head and the team that drafted him got it wrong.

    How does this happen? It all seems to be stupid wild ass guess if you get it right……

  13. pathsovglory says: May 6, 2013 7:46 PM

    snake bit our franchise so hard that we’ve actually configured our defensive scheme to not use an every-down SAM linebacker.

  14. sowcrates says: May 6, 2013 7:47 PM

    Curry is a cautionary tale about taking a linebacker in the top-10 of the draft that isn’t a pass rusher. Ernie Sims, AJ Hawk, Jerod Mayo, Keith Rivers, Rolando McClain, Luke Kuechly all top-10 since 2006. Mayo’s pretty good, Kuechly looks bright and Hawk hasn’t been a bust, but that’s not a high success rate for 4-3 LBs/ILBs inside the top-10 and they’re supposed to be “safe” picks.

  15. jagsfan1 says: May 6, 2013 7:49 PM

    There was actually talk about this guy going #1 overall that year…just shows how the nfl draft gurus are just as pathetic as everyone else and making picks.

    Sorry about the knee problems…but the dude never did squat in Seattle.

  16. justintuckrule says: May 6, 2013 7:52 PM

    We’re throwing every busted top ten lb at the wall to see who sticks.

  17. ketch20too says: May 6, 2013 7:52 PM

    Never got it at the pro level, wouldn’t/couldn’t hit, could catch a cold, and spent the better part of two seasons patrolling No Man’s Land instead of playing in position. BUST..

  18. Patriot42 says: May 6, 2013 8:01 PM

    To say he is a bust doesn’t mean we hate him.

  19. osiris33 says: May 6, 2013 8:06 PM

    He had no instincts for the game. He was the anti-Lofa Tatupu. All the talent in the world but didn’t know a thing about playing football.

    And BTW, we got a 7th and a 5th from the Faiders for him. The 7th was in 2012 and we took JR Sweezy, a sometimes starter at RG who will compete for the full-time job this year. The 5th was in this years draft, and we turned it into Tharold Simon, another big fast CB that fits our system perfectly and will probably start when Browner moves on. We robbed the Faiders.

  20. kingcarlbanks says: May 6, 2013 8:08 PM

    My Giants love bringing on other teams linebacker trash. Just develop a backers for pete sake..

  21. chawks1 says: May 6, 2013 8:18 PM

    Still kinda hope he catches on. Had high hopes for him when the Hawks drafted him…that was a waist of a jersey that I’ll never wear again…definitely his last chance

  22. angrylionsfan says: May 6, 2013 8:18 PM

    Although Stafford hasn’t entirely been the model of health or consistency thus far in his career thank God Detroit didn’t draft Curry. I was rallying for him as the “safest bet” that year too.

  23. laserrocketarm12 says: May 6, 2013 8:20 PM

    It’s a shame he didn’t work out for the Raiders or Seahawks. Seems like a good guy, has good work ethic…just having a hard time transitioning. I’ll always root for that guy instead of a Rolando McClain.

  24. craigjosh says: May 6, 2013 8:36 PM

    I remember really hoping the Bills would have drafted him in 09, and was upset when he went to Seattle. But just for a moment, think about the possibilities of Buffalo pairing him up with Aaron Maybin…. The bills decade plus playoff drought would’ve definitely ended, and we would be talking about the bills D along with the ’85 Bears, and the ’02 bucs…. Ahh what could have been. (Sigh).

  25. JMClarkent says: May 6, 2013 8:39 PM

    1. He was solid for the Raiders two years ago. While he may never play like the 7th pick in the draft, he looked like he belonged in the league.

    2. “Faiders” is the weakest insult of all time. May the Gods of uncleverness R-Kelly you as you sleep with your mouth open.

  26. raiderapologist says: May 6, 2013 8:43 PM

    It cost the Raiders a 7th AND a 5th. His knees are junk, and while it appeared he put forth the effort while he was in Oakland, he just doesn’t have enough brain for the pro game. Seattle definitely got over on that trade.

  27. thefiesty1 says: May 6, 2013 8:45 PM

    This just proves the experts (mayock/hyper) don’t have a clue, just like the rest of us.

  28. cchicinfan says: May 6, 2013 8:50 PM

    Curry worked hard for the Hawks and spent a lot of time studying film and trying to learn the game. His failure was not due to lack of effort. We all wanted him to succeed, but the bottom line was he couldn’t cover a receiver to save his life. He couldn’t cover a back out of the backfield or a basic pattern by a tight end. I’d love to see him make it, he is a very good guy, but I wouldn’t hold out too much hope.

  29. markustt says: May 6, 2013 9:08 PM

    Curry is a good kid who just couldn’t adjust to the pro game. He wasn’t a screw-up and had a positive attitude. Everyone thought he was going to be a star. Didn’t turn out that way. These things happen just like you can sometimes draft a franchise QB in the third round.

  30. n0hopeleft says: May 6, 2013 9:15 PM

    If there’s one team that can take a crappy LB and make him relevant, it’s the GMEN. They’ve won twice with average at best LBs.

  31. kylexitron says: May 6, 2013 10:14 PM

    As a hawks fan I have no ill-will for Curry; he was just all physical ability and but no football IQ to speak of so any injuries or wear and tear on him cuts right into the only thing that he is and it can’t be compensated for by football intelligence and instinct.

  32. musicman495 says: May 6, 2013 10:46 PM

    And it’s not just Curry. I just took a look at a run down on all of Round 1 in 2009. With some notable exceptions, there are definitely some forgettable names on that list.

    Good thing for the Lions they fired Millen the previous year, as I am sure Matt and his kielbasa would have found a way to take Curry instead of Stafford.

  33. lunarpie says: May 6, 2013 11:11 PM

    Remember Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper gushing over this guy? It was so obvious to everyone that not only was he the best defensive player in the draft, he was also considered the safest pick; you couldn’t go wrong if you took him.

    What on earth happened to this guy? I don’t see many Seahawks games, but he wasn’t in trouble with drugs or the law. How did all the “experts” get it so wrong?
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    Experts cannot predict the extent of which a woman can alter an athlete’s career, especially when children are involved. It’s up to the Giants as an organization to be able to answer your question of how he fell and how to lift him up again…..

  34. bert1913 says: May 6, 2013 11:21 PM

    When Curry was with the Seahawks I thought they should have used him only on 3rd and long. Tell him no matter what go get the QB. Don’t worry about the play action, go get the QB.

  35. seaeagle707 says: May 6, 2013 11:23 PM

    During the draft, the announcers generally talk up players, emphasizing their better moments in college ball, and so it was with Curry. But what I never heard was, “he doesn’t over-exert himself”, or “he knew how to have a good time in college”. I say this because when he got to the Hawks, if he had ever been a thorough preparation devotee in school, he forgot it all when he made it to the bigs. Others above have mentioned his physical problems, so I won’t.

    The Giants are a lot like us, heavy hitters who expect very physical play from their team. If Aaron, isn’t 100% ready to live up to that, he won’t make it with Big Blue. But I hope he does make it, because he seems like he really wants it. Never kick a man in his dream.

  36. osiris33 says: May 6, 2013 11:34 PM

    “Seattle definitely got over on that trade.”

    Yeah duh. 2 probable starters for a complete stiff.

    Faiders or Zero-9′ers? Which do you hate more?

  37. bigbosscrispy says: May 7, 2013 12:11 AM

    Why haven’t the giants signed Carlos Dansby yet? The dude only had 100+ tackles last season…

  38. hawkstradamus says: May 7, 2013 12:18 AM

    To think, if this guy wasn’t a bust Jim Morah might still be coaching the Russell Wilsonless Seahawks. The 12th man thanks Aaron Curry for sucking.

  39. themackstrong says: May 7, 2013 2:01 AM

    Curry is a good guy and from everything I read he worked his tail off in practices but just never came together. The instincts on the NFL level just aren’t there. Him in coverage and it somehow was an instant 1st down no matter who he was guarding. I remember when we got our late round picks I heard Raider fans saying Seattle was using him wrong (ignoring Ken Norton Jr. is linebackers coach here) – they will get him playing at a high level. He was there 2 years- O sacks…I’d be happy for him if he produced but with those injuries even though the Giants don’t have much at linebacker I don’t think Curry is a step up.

  40. holahey123 says: May 7, 2013 2:38 AM

    Curry is a cautionary tale about taking a linebacker in the top-10 of the draft that isn’t a pass rusher. Ernie Sims, AJ Hawk, Jerod Mayo, Keith Rivers, Rolando McClain, Luke Kuechly all top-10 since 2006. Mayo’s pretty good, Kuechly looks bright and Hawk hasn’t been a bust, but that’s not a high success rate for 4-3 LBs/ILBs inside the top-10 and they’re supposed to be “safe” picks.

    Patrick Willis, the 49ers and their fans disagree. Scout them right. Go 49ers!

  41. radrhatr says: May 7, 2013 4:22 AM

    he can catch a fish

  42. bigal1952 says: May 7, 2013 6:34 AM

    Aaron played well for the Raiders the year we traded for him. His second year – he had a problem with both knees that seemed degenerative in nature. It was hard to find out what the problem was and no one on the Raiders staff disclosed it but it wasn’t from an injury – he just couldn’t play at all his second year and there was talk from different sources of stem cell replacement and microfracture surgery. Then they just released him from the PUP list. It’s a shame because he had a great attitude and played hard.

  43. floratiotime says: May 7, 2013 8:01 AM

    I’d just like to thank whoever got rid of the braindead Redskin trolls and that Steelers fool too. I’m reading the comments again. Well done.

  44. raiderapologist says: May 7, 2013 1:23 PM

    osiris33 says: May 6, 2013 11:34 PM

    “Seattle definitely got over on that trade.”

    Yeah duh. 2 probable starters for a complete stiff.

    Faiders or Zero-9′ers? Which do you hate more?
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    Pretty sure I hate 3rd grade humor the most.

  45. spedman24 says: May 7, 2013 4:56 PM

    Another washed up player, he’ll fit right in!

  46. ravensterps says: May 7, 2013 7:26 PM

    Aaron Curry lol

  47. ss376 says: May 8, 2013 11:57 AM

    We need to sign Karlos Dansby. We can plug him into our system and I bet he would not be expensive.

  48. brooklynnsfinest says: May 8, 2013 3:25 PM

    No more trash heap lb’s pleeeeease!!!!. If the raiders dont want him…do we need any more evidence that is NOT that good. Long gone are our days of dominating performances from the entire LB core in NY…smh. A sad state of affairs to say the least. Def agree with “ss376″ Karlos Dansby would definitely be the upgrade we need. I’d even go with old man Urlacher, bum knees and all, b4 this guy Curry. I’m no drafting Guru but a couple of good Lb’s were available when we leap frogged a bunch of teams to grab a Qb we hope “never plays”. Still……I reserve judgement as i am still a firm believer of “IN REESE WE TRUST”. Hopefully we got lucky and have just drafted the next first ballad NY Giants HOF Qb. Montana to Young…..Manning to Nassib!! Yeah im reachin I realize that. Can ya blame me tho?

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