Seahawks get Curry under contract

The Seattle Seahawks have announced via their Twitter page they have signed linebacker Aaron Curry, the fourth overall pick in April’s draft.

Mr. Florio, reporting live from a chat room at the Hall of Fame ceremonies, says the deal is for six years and $60 million, with $34 million guaranteed, according to a league source.

Curry’s deal comes two days after third overall pick Tyson Jackson signed with the Chiefs.  Jackson’s deal was reported to have $31 million guaranteed. 

The move is official, so Curry should be on the field for Seattle’s Sunday practice.  He is expected to be one of the most “pro-ready” rookies and is expected to be Seattle’s starting strong-side linebacker from Week One. 

The team released Billy McMullen to make room on the roster.