Aaron Curry Traded To The Oakland Raiders; Seahawks Receive Draft Picks

Aaron Curry is headed to the Oakland Raiders for a pair of draft picks.

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Aaron Curry Trade To Raiders Official; Seahawks Receive 2012 And 2013 Draft Picks

Aaron Curry can finally get his new start going in Oakland. The Seattle Seahawks officially completed their trade of their star-crossed linebacker down to the East Bay.

The Seahawks released a statement on his departure. John P. Boyle of the Everrett Herald with the report.

GM John Schneider statement released by the team: "On behalf of Mr. Allen, Coach Carroll, and the entire Seahawks family, we want to thank Aaron for his contributions to the Seahawks and wish him all the best with his fresh start in Oakland."

The Raiders gave up draft picks in 2012 and 2013 to get Curry; Oakland's 2012 NFL Draft was already looking bare, so this is not a huge concession. Oakland gets a potential linebacker that could break out in a new defensive scheme in new surroundings, no longer burdened by the expectations of a fanbase that wanted so much from him. Seattle can move on with K.J. Wright as their primary linebacking replacement and hope he can provide greater production and performance at a lower level.

To discuss the Curry trade, head on over to Silver and Black Pride to talk with Raiders fans, or check out Field Gulls to see how Seahawks fans feel about the move.

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Aaron Curry Traded? Pete Carroll Says Not Yet

Aaron Curry has been demoted and chastised by the Seattle Seahawks organization. He's been berated, cajoled, and criticized by Seattle Seahawks fans during his tenure with the franchise. So it made sense that he'd be on his way out of town to get a new start with an up-and-coming Oakland Raiders team that could use his services in the linebacking corps. Everyone gets a fresh start and we all move on with our lives.

Or not. Not yet at least. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk with the report.

“That isn’t final yet,” Carroll told Pat Kirwan and Tim Ryan of SiriusXM NFL Radio’s Movin’ the Chains.  “It’s something that’s in the works and we’ll have to wait and see.  There’s still some stuff to be done to make that official. "

Oh, this is just delicious. Curry finally thinks he's about to leave. He finally thinks he's about ready to depart Seattle, a city that he's disappointed by his average to lackluster performance on the field. And then Coach Car-Troll decides, "You know what maybe not Raiders we like Curry where he is thanks bye!" Cruel if it ends out this way.

Or it's just a few more hours of Pete Carroll giving Aaron Curry a miserable time. That's how life has been for Aaron in Seattle.

To discuss the potential Curry trade, head on over to Field Gulls (Seahawks) or Silver and Black Pride (Raiders).

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Aaron Curry Traded To Oakland Raiders

With reports from multiple sources coming in, the Seattle Seahawks have officially traded linebacker Aaron Curry to the Oakland Raiders, for a pair of draft picks according to report.  

Curry, the Seahawks first round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, will be heading to an Oakland squad in need of some more beef in their linebacking core, while leaving a Seattle squad that seemingly couldn't find the right fit for him within their schemes. Whatever the deal was between them, it looks like it wasn't for much at all:

per Adam Schefter via Twitter:

As @Joey_Roberts notes, Raiders already without 2nd, 3rd and 4th-round picks in 2012, so didn't have to give up too much for Aaron Curry.
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Jay Glazer tweeted that the deal is for two picks, one for this year and one for the next, meaning that the Seahawks made quite the fire-sale so to speak to get rid of Curry. On the other hand the Raiders have to be rather delighted with the steal they just got., with Curry bringing his 156 tackles (130 solo) along with five and a half sacks, four forced fumbles, and nine passes deflected in his three years in Seattle to the East Bay. 

So long Aaron, best of luck down in Oakland. 

For more on the Seahawks, head over to Field Gulls. 

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Aaron Curry Restructuring Contract; Is A Trade Coming?

The cloud of uncertainty surrounding the Seattle Seahawks' Aaron Curry may be starting to clear up, as the team is said to be restructuring his contract; a sign that their 2009 number one draft pick might be getting traded:

per Seahawks insider Danny O'Neil:

#Seahawks LB Aaron Curry's contract is in the process of being restructured, which would be prelude to a trade. #StayTuned
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Trade rumors have been swirling for weeks, and the possibility of Curry leaving Seattle is looking more and more like a reality. Scott Enyeart has reported via twitter that Curry was not at practice on Wednesday at that his locker is cleared out at team headquarters, while Dave Boling tweeted that Curry has spoken to players who have said their goodbyes to Curry already and cited the pressure of a high draft pick were weighing on him heavily. 

Curry lost his strongside linebacker job to rookie K.J. Wright in week three of the season, and has been shifted around the 'Hawks defense to try and find him the right fit. Unfortunately it seems though it hasn't been working out as he'sbeen reportedly been getting shopped by the team for a while now.  There's been speculation from a number of teams with interest in Curry, including the Oakland Raiders, though just where he might end up remains a mystery at this very moment. 

In his three seasons with the Seahawks, Curry has totaled 156 tackles (130 solo) along with five and a half sacks, four forced fumbles, and nine passes deflected. There are a lot of defenses around the league that could use a player like Curry, but his contract restructuring and other team's defensive personel will play large factors as to where he just might land. 

For more on the Seahawks, head over to Field Gulls to get your fix.

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NFL Trade Rumors: Aaron Curry & The Green Bay Packers Wouldn't Be Far-Fetched

There were a lot of rumors back in the 2009 NFL Draft that the Green Bay Packers would end up with Aaron Curry with the ninth pick, but the Seahawks ended up taking Curry earlier. The Packers ended up with B.J. Raji. I think the Packers are more satisfied with their pick than the Seahawks. With Curry now potentially being dealt, Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Packers could be potential suitors to help shore up their defensive front seven.

It's a low-risk situation for the Packers. Green Bay could use an outside linebacker to pair with the dangerous Clay Matthews. Right now the Packers are set on the inside with A.J. Hawk and Desmond Bishop, but at OLB the situation is not quite as stable. Erik Walden performed well in the Super Bowl run for Green Bay, but his upside is limited as a starter. Perhaps Curry can perform better in a 3-4 defense rather than a 4-3 and provide the Packers with another quality body on the outside to assist Matthews in closing up the outside edge.

And if he doesn't work the same way he didn't work in Seattle, he doesn't work, and everyone moves on.

For more on the Curry situation from a Seahawks perspective, Field Gulls is the place you should go. To discuss the thought with Packers fans, head to Acme Packing Company.

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NFL Trade Rumors: The Aaron Curry Situation Is Weird

The Seattle Seahawks are shopping Aaron Curry, right? Or are they not?

Curry sure seems to think so. He's talked about it on Twitter openly in a way that indicates his distance with the franchise since his original demotion. Now there's plenty of open discussion about what the Seahawks can get in return for Curry.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll sure seems to believe Curry isn't leaving. Danny O'Neill of the Seattle Times with the report.

"It's how he responds and fights back and competes that will be important," Carroll said after Curry's demotion from the first-unit defense.

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On Monday, Carroll left open the possibility Curry could play his way back into the first-unit defense.

"Competition is a motivator, and hopefully it motivates all our guys," Carroll said. "In this case for Aaron, I think he's highly motivated to get back in there."

I think it's safe to say that the Curry discussion isn't about to die. Not when he gives a press conference like this (again, O'Neil with the story).


This guy seems super-enthusiastic to get on the field. I'm sure the Seahawks are definitely reconsidering their decision to bench him now! Can a seventh round draft pick provide this much drama? I THINK NOT.

For more thoughts on Curry and to discuss the situation further with Seahawks fans, head to Field Gulls.

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NFL Trade Rumors: Aaron Curry On The Block?

Is Aaron Curry on the trade block? Is he tradable?

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