Eagles lock up another one of their own, extending Vinny Curry

AP

The Eagles might not have a personnel man yet, but they’ve got someone to pass out checks.

Defensive end Vinny Curry is the latest to cash in on the Eagles’ post-Chip Kelly spending spree, agreeing to a five-year deal worth $47.25 million, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network.

Curry was central to their plans moving forward, as they shift to a 4-3 defense.

He joins tackle Lane Johnson and tight end Zach Ertz with new deals since Kelly was fired, and Howie Roseman resumed control of the football operation. And Roseman has brought back the Joe Banner tradition of locking up young players to long-term deals, handling much of their offseason business before the offseason even starts.

Now they can focus on either signing Sam Bradford or finding a quarterback.

24 responses to “Eagles lock up another one of their own, extending Vinny Curry

  1. yep, players and their families must hate living in Philly. that would explain why most of our best players want long term contracts so they can retire here

  2. After they lock up Fletcher Cox, they won’t be able to afford to sign Bradford too. Can the Eagles survive a year of Mark Sanchez as the starter? Yikes!

  3. …like what their doing…lock up COX. Bradford can pound sand…he probably thought the Eagles would throw all their money at him……let him walk. Pederson is going to draft a QB and make do with a free agent qb for 2016.

  4. There’s plenty of money people, they are resigning they are extending contracts, with huge signing bonuses, to free up cap space, hell ertz and celek gave us an extra 4mil cap space if not more, not sure about lane and curry. But they ate huge bonuses

  5. stop with Cox. There is no reason to give him a new contract yet. He will get it next year. He was drafted one season after Lane Johnson, he will get his extension one year after Lane Johnson. They still have 2 full seasons, and a team option on Cox

    Why would Cox want to resign anyway? He’s been playing 2 gap in a 3-4 defense. Now he’s going to be unleashed in a 4-3 and actually get to attack. His numbers (and salary demands) could sky rocket this season

  6. sumkat says:
    Feb 2, 2016 8:12 PM
    stop with Cox. There is no reason to give him a new contract yet. He will get it next year. He was drafted one season after Lane Johnson, he will get his extension one year after Lane Johnson. They still have 2 full seasons, and a team option on Cox

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    Ok, so, obviously ignore everything this guy has to say since he has zero clue what he’s talking about.

  7. sumkat says:
    Feb 2, 2016 8:12 PM
    stop with Cox. There is no reason to give him a new contract yet. He will get it next year. He was drafted one season after Lane Johnson, he will get his extension one year after Lane Johnson. They still have 2 full seasons, and a team option on Cox

    Why would Cox want to resign anyway? He’s been playing 2 gap in a 3-4 defense. Now he’s going to be unleashed in a 4-3 and actually get to attack. His numbers (and salary demands) could sky rocket this season

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    Come on, man!

  8. The first player in the offseason to get overpaid. Congratulations.

    Curry landed almost $10 million a year for 3.5 sacks last year and had never eclipsed over 10 sacks in a season.

    As a Pats fan this sucks as Chandler Jones will see this and want at least $11 million a year when he’s a free agent next offseason.

  9. so it just makes that much more sense to lock up Cox now, BEFORE he becomes an absolute BEAST in the new 4-3… at which point, they won’t be able to afford him…

    so far, I like what the new regime is doing…

  10. Roseman and Petersen are going to do what Andy Reid did when he became the coach in Philadelphia. Use a 2nd string or FA quarterback (aka Mark Sanchez) for one year on the cheap, and then draft a QB to wait in the wing. History seems to be repeating itself. I just hope they get it done this time….however, I doubt it.

  11. When Vinny Curry was being interviewed pre-draft he refused to take down the Eagles posters in his childhood room in New Jersey. He is a lifelong Eagles fan who is living the dream of playing professionally for his favorite team. Of course he wanted to re-sign….

  12. sumkat says:
    Feb 2, 2016 8:12 PM

    stop with Cox. There is no reason to give him a new contract yet. He will get it next year. He was drafted one season after Lane Johnson, he will get his extension one year after Lane Johnson. They still have 2 full seasons, and a team option on Cox

    Why would Cox want to resign anyway? He’s been playing 2 gap in a 3-4 defense. Now he’s going to be unleashed in a 4-3 and actually get to attack. His numbers (and salary demands) could sky rocket this season
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    Read your last paragraph to yourself and realize that’s the exact reason why you DO sign him this off season.

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