Reports of the move surfaced on Wednesday, and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll cautioned that the deal wasn’t done.
The deal is now done.
Per the Associated Press, the Raiders shipped a seventh-round pick in 2012 and a conditional 2013 fifth-round selection for linebacker Aaron Curry, the fourth overall pick in the 2009 draft.
Curry has been a disappointment in Seattle. But Raiders coach Hue Jackson, who currently seems to be firmly in charge of the franchise’ football operation, believes that Curry can have an impact.
“I can’t speak to what went on up there but I know what’s going to go on here,” Jackson said Thursday, before the deal was finalized. “We came to a collective agreement over the last couple days of myself watching tape and feeling very comfortable about the opportunity to improve the football team.”
The Raiders now have 12 first-round picks on the roster, including seven on the defensive side of the ball.