Raiders release Aaron Curry


The Raiders have released linebacker Aaron Curry, ending an experiment that never paid off for the former fourth-overall pick in the 2009 draft.

After the Seahawks gave up on him, the Raiders acquired him last season for a pair of draft picks, last year’s seventh-rounder and a fifth-rounder next year.

Per Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, bad knees limited Curry’s effectiveness, as he played in just two games this year, totalling 18 snaps against the Ravens and Saints.

Curry, as is the fashion these days, tweeted out the news a few minutes ago, saying: “No longer a raider! On to my next venture! Expanding Gods territory”

Exclamation marks are a little much, as his time with the Raiders prompted mostly question marks.

40 responses to “Raiders release Aaron Curry

  1. Some Raider fans talked about Curry like they fleeced us in that one. We have KJ Wright who was drafted in the later rounds playing like a stud. Curry although athletic played very soft and put him in coverage, instant first down no matter who he was guarding.

  2. This is what happened when Hue Jackson suddenly had all the power, so glad the Raiders have a real GM/front office now…no more wasting draft picks for other team’s bums

  3. Most of the scouts and draftnic’s missed badly on this guy, what happened? Yikes. Best of luck to him, that guy sure has made a lot of money…yet another reason why you don’t draft a non-pass rush specialist linebacker in the top end of the draft.

  4. So much for being “the safest pick in the 2009 NFL draft”, huh? Oh well, it could have been worse for Seattle. They could have drafted Sanchez.

  5. This is the perfect example of a guy, Mike Brown loves to go after. High First round guy, no production, and the Bengals think they will some how get him to reach his potential on a reduced price tag. If we had the slightest issues at Linebacker, which we don’t so they probably won’t, this would surely be a information based pickup heading in to the game against the Raiders.

  6. more money saved as they look to straighten out the previous mess. Miles Burris and Phillip Wheeler are doing just as good of a job at not stopping the run anyways.

  7. His injuries must be a huge issue because there is no doubt that he played hard and brought energy. I’m going to be bald soon from all the head scratching this new regime induces.

  8. How could everyone have been so wrong about this guy? Was it bad scouting, bad coaching, bad knees or a bad heart? Or E) all of the above

  9. There’s gonna be a great purge of the Raiders D in the next couple of seasons.

    Seymour or Kelly should be gone in the next couple of years. I can’t imagine you’re entire interior being cut so I’d assume it would be Seymour because he’s starting to miss games. McClain should be gone too. He’s become a flippin situational Middle Linebacker. I can’t imagine Bartell and Spencer being resigned. Matt Giordano has to be the worst starting safety in the league. Huff is a mediocre CB and FS.

    Basically, Wheeler and Burris are the only two decent players on the D.

  10. To the person who said the Bengals don’t have linebacker issues. Are you crazy? I was a HUGE fan of Maualuga when they drafted him but he’s just been bad. Always second to get in on a tackle. Terrible in coverage. This guy is just not good. Not that I want Curry but why would you say we don’t have LB issues? LOL We’re also short on guys too.

  11. Take it from a Seattle fan, the Seahawks were DEFINITELY better off drafting Aaron Curry and having him bust than Mark Sanchez.

    Sanchez would be the Seahawks problem at QB right now if we took him and Russell Wilson would be having his great rookie campaign elsewhere.

    Looking back at the 2009 draft, the only other possible pick for the ‘Hawks in terms of team need was Michael Crabtree. Looking at Curry and Sanchez, he would have been the best option but still, nothing to write home about.

  12. Where’s all the Raider fans that said Pete Carroll was wrong about this guy now, huh? *crickets*

  13. dont know if even Reggie will be able to turn this team around—the mark of AL Davis, once a genius, will be there for long time. In terms of a bad move Curry was nothing by comparison and certainly worth a shot at the time. If I recall the ‘experts’ had him rated in the top ten on draft day.

  14. pencilmonkeymagic says: Nov 20, 2012 4:26 PM

    Where’s all the Raider fans that said Pete Carroll was wrong about this guy now, huh? *crickets*
    Don’t know about the fans, but the guys that brought him to Oakland are either dead or fired. Hope they told Rolando McClain to avoid making any major purchases while they were at it.

  15. I hope he catches on somewhere. He’s one of those guys who needs to be in the right scheme to excel.
    He didn’t just forget how to play when he was drafted. The NFL is a bigger leap for some players with the speed and size of opposing players, but this guy does have talent. Good coaching with a better scheme may serve him well.

  16. I remember when Lions fans, including me, wanted Mayhew to draft Curry instead of Stafford. Plenty of crow on the dinner table for a lot of us.

  17. jjackwagon says: Nov 21, 2012 8:34 AM

    The Raiders and Chiefs are so bad it’s not even fun to pick on them anymore.


    And the Chargers. Don’t forget those guys. It’s a real solid three-pack of suck in the AFC West. Ironically, the team with the least historical relevance in the AFL is the only one doing well this days…

  18. “beastmode5150 says: Nov 20, 2012 4:38 PM

    Thanks for KJ Wright Raiders, or Richard Sherman, or Kam Chancellor, can’t remember which we got with that pick you have us for curry. Good lookin out.”


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