Vinny Curry re-signs with Eagles on one-year deal
The Philadelphia Eagles are bringing back Vinny Curry on a one-year deal, according to a new report about the matter just released today.
The #Eagles are signing old friend Vinny Curry to a 1-year deal worth $2.25M, source said. He gets an additional $1.25M of upside based on incentives. The #Bengals brought him in recently, but he opted to return home to Philly. https://t.co/kjgFKD3NQU
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 21, 2019
As of ten minutes ago, according to The Morning Call, the deal with the Eagles’ “old friend” has not yet been finalized. However, the outlet is also reporting that Curry is being very flexible in terms of accepting a contract.
Curry grew up as an Eagles fan and spent his first six seasons with the Philadelphia, who selected him in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Curry had a breakout season in 2014, where he played all 16 games. Although he did not start a game, and he only recorded 17 tackles and two assists, he recorded nine sacks, second on the team only to Connor Barwin and led the team in forced fumbles, with four.
Despite coming off the bench in his first five seasons, Curry earned a lucrative five-year contract in 2016 and started all 16 games in the Super Bowl championship season.
Some commentators believe that it was Curry that played an instrumental role in getting the Eagles to the Super Bowl.
Despite his success with the team, the Eagles cut him last year to open cap space. Curry also refused to take a cut in pay, which contributed to his sacking. However, he quickly got picked up by the Buccaneers. With Tampa he played 12 games, starting seven, and had 2.5 sacks.
It looks like the Eagles are having a bit of seller’s remorse, however, and it’s good that they’re bringing him back.