Vinny Curry’s $9 million salary may be too much for the Eagles

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The Super Bowl-champion Eagles don’t have much salary cap space heading into 2018, and so an expensive veteran may be on the way out.

The Eagles want to get defensive end Vinny Curry to agree to a new contract, and if he doesn’t, they may cut him or trade him, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Curry is due a base salary of $9 million this season and has a cap hit of $11 million, and the Eagles would probably want him to take less money if he’s going to stay. Although Curry started all 16 games last season and plays well against the run, the Eagles may decide it’s time to move on to younger and cheaper players.

Curry, who will turn 30 in June, has been with the Eagles since they made him a second-round draft pick in 2012. He’s only two years into the five-year, $47.5 million contract he signed in 2016, but he may now need to find a new team.

51 responses to “Vinny Curry’s $9 million salary may be too much for the Eagles

  1. It’s hard to imagine any team taking on that contract AND giving the Eagles something worthwhile in return to acquire Curry. They’ll probably having to release him and he’ll sign with another team for substantially less money.

  2. He may be a hometown boy, but he never deserved the contract he got in the first place. It’s a shame because Cosell swears Curry improved his Run D bigtime this year… and now he’ll be a casualty (of his own contract)…

  3. Either way thanks for your tremendous play. Also, dude made life securing money in his second contract. Stay well Vinny

  4. It blows me away that “contracts” aren’t worth the paper they are written on.
    Instead of years on a contract it should just be guaranteed money because after the money is paid that has to be…..the unprotected part of your contract is a joke.

  5. “It blows me away that “contracts” aren’t worth the paper they are written on.
    Instead of years on a contract it should just be guaranteed money because after the money is paid that has to be…..the unprotected part of your contract is a joke.”

    You already answered the issue. Nobody really pays attention to years and “total” dollars with an NFL contract. It’s the guaranteed money with the assumption that they will play out maybe 2 or 3 years of the deal before restructuring or being cut.

  6. tb12greatest says:
    March 4, 2018 at 6:49 pm
    Illegal Formation, Offense…oh wait

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    U mad bro?

  7. Illegal Formation offense World Champs. You cheer for the Dynasty of cheating, so you understand. Fly EAGLES Fly on the road to victory. E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. “tb12greatest” have you left your basement yet? Daylight Savings is next weekend so you’ll be allowed out until 7 :30 pm
    Oh yeah The Philadelphia Eagles are the reigning Super Bowl Champions right now and all year long.

  9. famundacheese says:
    March 4, 2018 at 7:14 pm
    Illegal Formation offense World Champs. You cheer for the Dynasty of cheating, so you understand. Fly EAGLES Fly on the road to victory. E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES

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    You waited a long time. Go ahead and enjoy it.

  10. Everybody is fat and happy……and the team wants players to play for discounts. Heck no, make em cut you….then sign another contract for 12-15 guaranteed and do what you want from here out. Do Not Let the Eagles management make more money off of you while you take a pay cut. This is where the NFL screws its players.

  11. It wasn’t an illegal formation. You see the receiver check with the side judge to verify he’s on the line, or at least close enough for him. Patriots fans will just have to accept that our tainted dynasty is over.

  12. Lol at Patriot fans still whining. You cheated then you lost. Take your medicine. Curry should restructure at about half of that contract and retire an Eagle.

  13. No one’s bitter. Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles who now have more super bowls than the Cleveland Browns and are tied with the Jets.

  14. And Real if you were a real team player you would work for free? Lol

    realtruthteller102 says:
    March 4, 2018 at 6:31 pm
    if he was a team player hed offer to play 4 free.

    7 59 Rate This

  15. xavier179 says:
    March 4, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Eagles will not repeat…book it!

    This is the same clown that said the Eagles would never win a Super Bowl and “booked” that to. LOL

  16. Joe Douglas appears to be a really good talent evaluator. There’s no way to stay on top unless you have a good personnel guy. You can’t afford to pay everyone, so you have to keep bringing in new talent when the old guys get too expensive. If Douglas can be that guy, the Eagles will stay on top. If not, they’ll slide down. It’s that simple.

  17. This is the same clown that said the Eagles would never win a Super Bowl and “booked” that to. LOL
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    I just said this to a guy in another room who ended his comment with “Write it down!”
    Anyone who has to end their statement with book it or write it down are probably wrong about everything they just said.

    And you can take that to the bank.

  18. Eagles have depth on the d-line. Curry takes a cut or goes so the Eagles can sign Bradham.

  19. The NFL needs to increase their salary cap by about 20% across the board. Start allowing these teams to pay and keep their core guys for the duration of these contracts they sign them for.

  20. He’s always been a solid rotational player. Given more time, he could certainly put up more numbers. Thanks for your contribution Vinny good luck.

  21. 52 years ago the championship of the NFL became known as the Super Bowl. The only thing that changed was the name of the game that decided NFL supremacy. Eagles won championship in 2018, their fourth title.

  22. tb12greatest says:
    March 4, 2018 at 6:49 pm
    Illegal Formation, Offense…oh wait

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    Personal foul. Impersonating an NFL defence.

  23. tb12greatest says:
    March 4, 2018 at 6:49 pm
    Illegal Formation, Offense…oh wait
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    Super bowl 52 champion New En. . . . .oh wait.

  24. “Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles who now have more super bowls than the Cleveland Browns and are tied with the Jets.”

    These days the Browns aren’t worried about winning a Super Bowl. They’d like to win one GAME!

  25. Here we go. Team wins the big game and suddenly the (insert team) Way comes to a head. Guy A is too expensive, guy B needs to be upgraded then BOOM! Team starts to erode. Don’t keep one player because you’re about to overpay another.

  26. @TB12
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    Patriots will not win another Super Bowl in your lifetime…

  27. People sound so dumb when they say nfl contracts arent worth anything or owners never honor them. Yes they do. If they didnt they would get sued. If a player is cut and the team doesnt have to pay him for the years left on the contract thats bc thats what the contract says. The team and the agent and player agreed to it.

    U people who complain every time a player is cut are the ones who dont want the contracts honored not the teams.

  28. “steves11 says:
    March 4, 2018 at 6:18 pm
    It’s hard to imagine any team taking on that contract AND giving the Eagles something worthwhile in return to acquire Curry.”

    Mr. Roseman, I have Mike Tannenbaum on line 1.

  29. Someone said they should increase the cap by 20%, in order to pay all the players…all that would do is make players ask for 20% more money. They wouldn’t just sit around saying “hey, cool, now there’s more money for guys who aren’t me”

  30. Whether they won the Super Bowl or not, Howie and Joe knew they’d be in this situation. And therefore, it’s probably the case that they also knew far in advance of winning the Super Bowl that they’d have to take measures to deal with being cap-strapped. So it logically follows that they already have a plan in place to deal with it. It’s not as if they woke up the day after the parade and went “OMG what are we gonna do now???”

  31. Sadly, he wasn’t worth the contract when he signed it, and he definitely isn’t worth it now.

    What he brought to the team most was the ability to rotate guys out and keep them fresh. He has never been dominant. Hes a good role player, but not a 3 down, play the full game and get you 14 sacks DE.

    Hes gotta go, unfortunately. You still have BG, who wants more money, and Barnett, who looked pretty good for a rookie. Id rather keep Chris Long, and bring in a few UDFAs to fill that 4th spot.

  32. dimi1919 says:
    March 4, 2018 at 9:36 pm
    tb12greatest says:
    March 4, 2018 at 6:49 pm
    Illegal Formation, Offense…oh wait

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    Personal foul. Impersonating an NFL defence
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    who said NE had a great defense heading into the game? in fact it was the Philly defense that everyone said was great. Everyone expected NE’s defense to be lit up. But Philly supposedly had this “relentless” pass rush or something to that effect. Brady carved you up for 33 points without Edelman or Cooks (our two best receivers). Very underwhelmed by one of the so-called top defenses in the league. I knew Jim Schwartz wasn’t going to shut NE down.

  33. I’m an Eagles fan and Vinny Curry is good but I believe Derek Barnett is better. So if Curry won’t take a pay cut then trade him.

  34. Curry, Celek, and the retired D.Jones are enough to put the Birds well below the cap. People go on and on about the cap situation w/o knowledge of how easy it’ll be to work out.

  35. Good player but the Eagles overpaid for his production and now are stuck with a good player being paid like an elite one. I dont think he will take a cut, he will get released and sign elsewhere.

  36. tb12greatest says:
    March 4, 2018 at 6:49 pm
    Illegal Formation, Offense…oh wait

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    Destroyed video tapes, destroyed cell phone, oh yea and 41-33.

    The Pats have asterisks all over everything they’ve done. A backup QB and second year coach beat the Supposed GOAT and the supposed greatest coach. Ummmm get over it and be glad your team was allowed to keep 2 or more of those trophy’s

  37. vegasdestroyer says:
    “Eagles have depth on the d-line. Curry takes a cut or goes so the Eagles can sign Bradham.”

    bingo vegas… if it means re-signing Nigel, I’d dump Vinny in a heartbeat! Bradham is MUCH more important to the defense!

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