It might have happened sooner, but Curry wasn’t ready to think about football.
Via Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, Curry said the loss of his half-brother in May to COVID-19 delayed his interest in getting back into free agency and finding a team.
Gerald Glisson died on May 3. The 46-year-old high school principal, who played football at Delaware State, was a role model for Curry growing up, and Curry said the loss made him wonder if he wanted to play at all.
“Absolutely,” he said. “That’s why I signed so late.”
“It went from a regular upper-respiratory infection to, the next thing you know — my brother’s a big dude, man, 6-foot-5, 300 — he couldn’t walk to the bathroom. The rest is crazy,” Curry said. “The passing of my brother has been hard on me. I just thought I should take my time with it.
“I didn’t even think about the game, honestly. But I started to get the itch [to play].”
He said he was encouraged when he talked to teammates after the Eagles facility reopened about the conditions there, and said he felt “very comfortable” there.