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

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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.

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24 Responses to “Eagles lock up another one of their own, extending Vinny Curry”
  1. sloiggles says: Feb 2, 2016 7:07 PM

    No. Now they can focus on locking up Fletcher Cox.

  2. key2heat says: Feb 2, 2016 7:07 PM

    His poor family having to deal with the South Philly pukes for 5 more years.

  3. mikelitoris1 says: Feb 2, 2016 7:09 PM

    He’s FINALLY starting.

    FINALLY

  4. arrogantnation says: Feb 2, 2016 7:15 PM

    Howie Roseman has no business calling the shots in Philly.

  5. flyeagles76 says: Feb 2, 2016 7:16 PM

    Howie Roseman is back!!!

  6. adimuz95 says: Feb 2, 2016 7:19 PM

    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

  7. corky2141 says: Feb 2, 2016 7:22 PM

    Also extended Celek, but top of the list needs to be big Cox and getting him on board for the long haul

  8. cinfante54 says: Feb 2, 2016 7:24 PM

    Pretty sure they’ll focus on resigning All-Pro Fletcher Cox

  9. lilrob10201 says: Feb 2, 2016 7:31 PM

    We will prob be seeing Barwin going with that signing.

  10. steves11 says: Feb 2, 2016 7:31 PM

    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!

  11. key2heat says: Feb 2, 2016 7:33 PM

    Will he still dance when he has a tackle for loss while down 34 points again?

  12. pdp2100 says: Feb 2, 2016 7:45 PM

    Cox is next, and hopefully Jenkins will get an extension soon. Bradford is 50/50 if he stays.

  13. jonathankrobinson424 says: Feb 2, 2016 7:46 PM

    …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.

  14. fallensceagle says: Feb 2, 2016 8:10 PM

    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

  15. 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

  16. flyspe says: Feb 2, 2016 8:40 PM

    Cox was drafted in 2012, Johnson 2013

  17. phillyphan420 says: Feb 2, 2016 8:42 PM

    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

    ————————-

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

  18. narfmoo12 says: Feb 2, 2016 8:44 PM

    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

    ——————

    Come on, man!

  19. rainmaker1982 says: Feb 2, 2016 9:39 PM

    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.

  20. razorbyrd says: Feb 2, 2016 9:57 PM

    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…

  21. b3nz0z says: Feb 2, 2016 10:01 PM

    i was pissed about roseman’s survival in the FO, but i’m willing to admit he’s doing good things so far

  22. levanderwilliams says: Feb 2, 2016 10:02 PM

    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.

  23. janvanflac says: Feb 2, 2016 10:31 PM

    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….

  24. jnks10 says: Feb 3, 2016 7:24 AM

    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
    ————————–

    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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