On Monday, we reported that the Seahawks and linebacker Aaron Curry agreed to reduce Curry’s rookie deal from six years to four, with Curry giving up $5 million in guaranteed money he was due to receive in 2012.
On Tuesday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll — who wasn’t otherwise arranging for fake cops to show up and pretend to arrest a player who has had trouble with some real cops — dismissed the previously unreported development as stale.
“That’s really old news for us,” Carroll said, per Christian Caple of seattlepi.com. “As far as I understand, that happened a long time ago.” He later added that it was done “months” ago.
“That’s not news that’s pertinent to what’s going on now to us,” Carroll said. “He’s doing great. He’s had a great camp. Like I said, he’s been just at the top of his game in terms of preparation and dealing with everybody and handling stuff. His mentality’s great. A little banged up right now, but he’ll play this week. It’s really no issue at all at this point.”
Fine, but the contract wasn’t done months ago. Per the source who advised us of the new contract, it was signed on August 13.
Technically, that was “months ago.” Roughly 0.3 months ago.