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Vinny Curry | Defensive Lineman | #97

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/30/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 279
College: Marshall
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (59) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Bucs signed DE Vinny Curry to a three-year, $27 million contract.
It's a good deal for Curry, with his salary in the range of what he would have made before getting cut. Curry is the second Eagles lineman to join Tampa after they signed NT Beau Allen. Despite just three sacks, Curry graded as a top-10 defensive end at PFF last year in his first full season as a starter. With Robert Ayers gone, Curry will bookend William Gholston in base sets. Mar 17 - 5:01 PM

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Eagles released DE Vinny Curry.

The move was time-sensitive as $5 million of Curry's $9 million base salary would have been guaranteed on Sunday. The Eagles tried convincing Curry to accept a pay cut but the two sides could never reach a compromise. Curry probably saw the writing on the wall after Philadelphia acquired Michael Bennett from Seattle earlier this month. The 29-year-old dominated last year, earning PFF's No. 10 grade among 4-3 defensive ends. He should attract widespread interest on the open market.
Mar 16 - 3:38 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Eagles are trying to keep DE Vinny Curry at a different salary.

Rapoport added, "Teams are also interested in potentially trading for him." After reporting it was a done deal, it looks like Curry will either restructure his contract with the Eagles or be traded. If both sides can't agree on a contract restructuring, he will likely be cut to clear cap space for the Eagles.
Mar 4 - 6:10 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Eagles are expected to release DE Vinny Curry.

Rapoport added a caveat, saying the Eagles are "attempting to restructure and redo his deal," but it will "take a lot of work." The Eagles will likely release him to clear up cap room as Curry was due $9 million this year. Coming off a season where he registered just 2.5 sacks while reportedly playing through an MCL injury, it wouldn't be a surprise. Even if Curry is released, the Eagles still boast a solid group of defensive ends with Brandon Graham, Chris Long and first-rounder Derek Barnett.
Mar 4 - 5:24 PM

Eagles DE Vinny Curry said he played through a knee injury last season.

"I messed my MCL up," Curry said in an interview on 94 WIP Philadelphia. "I tried to play through it, and in the long run it ended up hurting me." Curry was listed as questionable for Week 1 with a knee injury, but he was off the injury report by Week 5 and played all 16 games, although his 2.5 sacks in 436 snaps were disappointing after signing a five-year, $47.25-million contract last February. Unlikely to see more snaps with Chris Long and first-rounder Derek Barnett now in the fold, Curry will need to be more efficient with his chances this year.
Source: 94 WIP
Mon, May 22, 2017 08:34:00 AM

Eagles LE Vinny Curry (questionable, knee) is expected to play Sunday.

"We expect him to be available and play in this game," HC Doug Pederson said. Curry practiced fully on Friday after being limited early in the week. The Eagles DST is a solid streaming option against Cleveland.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 03:11:00 PM

In a radio interview, new Eagles DC Jim Schwartz said he will "cut the handcuffs off" LE Vinny Curry.

"There are some guys that really fit in the defense here last year. I think he was one guy who wasn’t a great fit," Schwartz said. "I think we can cut the handcuffs off of him, so to speak, and cut him loose along with the other guys up front." Despite playing limited snaps in a scheme which did not fit him, Curry recorded 16.5 sacks over the last three seasons. He is a breakout candidate in Schwartz's edge-rusher-friendly Wide 9 scheme.
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 09:14:00 AM

Eagles signed DE Vinny Curry to a five-year, $47.25 million contract through 2020.

The deal includes $23 million guaranteed, $10 million of which appears to be coming immediately as a signing bonus. It's in line with what beat writer Geoff Mosher predicted last week. Curry has never started a game since being the No. 59 overall pick of the 2012 draft — seriously — but has 16.5 sacks over the past three years. He generated consistent pressure on 426 snaps in 2015. His playing time should spike dramatically next season. The Eagles are hoping the same is true of his sack totals. The Eagles have set about locking up all their in-house free agents since firing coach Chip Kelly.
Tue, Feb 2, 2016 06:54:00 PM

CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher believes Vikings RE Everson Griffen's five-year, $42.5 million contract is a "good model" for impending free agent DE Vinny Curry.

When Griffen signed his deal after the 2013 season, he had only started one career game, but tallied 17.5 sacks over the previous three seasons as a sub-package rusher. Curry is in the same boat. He's never started a game, but has 16.5 sacks over the past three seasons and projects to be a perfect fit for new DC Jim Schwartz's defense. Curry is going to get paid handsomely.
Wed, Jan 27, 2016 12:35:00 PM

The Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski reports re-signing impending free agent DE Vinny Curry is the Eagles' "top immediate priority."

Curry was not a good fit in the 3-4 scheme ex-coach Chip Kelly prefers, but he is a great fit as a defensive end in new-DC Jim Schwartz's "Wide 9" defense. Despite playing limited snaps, Curry has 16.5 sacks over the last three seasons and is arguably the best pass rusher on the roster. He will be a breakout candidate if he sticks in Philadelphia.
Tue, Jan 26, 2016 10:16:00 AM

The Eagles have already made a contract offer to impending free agent DE Vinny Curry.

According to beat writer Eliot Shorr-Parks, re-signing Curry is a priority for the Eagles. Curry was a misfit in ex-DC Billy Davis' 3-4 scheme but still managed 16.5 sacks over the past three seasons as a sub-package rusher. He projects as a perfect fit for new DC Jim Schwartz's "Wide 9" front, and if re-signed, Curry would be a darkhorse to lead the team in sacks.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 10:12:00 AM

Eagles DE Vinny Curry is getting reps at outside linebacker.

He took snaps at outside linebacker in the Eagles' joint practices with the Ravens and should see some work there in the second preseason game. With Marcus Smith (hamstring) down at least a couple weeks, Curry's transition has taken on extra importance. Curry had nine sacks in 397 snaps last season.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 10:10:00 AM

Coach Chip Kelly mentioned he wanted to expand DE Vinny Curry's role.

A rarity, Curry is an Andy Reid holdover who has managed to stick around this long under Kelly. Curry played 397 snaps last season and graded out as a top-nine pass rusher among 3-4 defensive ends at Pro Football Focus. A bit undersized for the position at 6'3/279, the Eagles are giving Curry a look at outside linebacker this spring. He should be a fixture in sub-packages.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 11:17:00 AM

Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski believes Eagles DE Vinny Curry could be had via trade.

Curry, the 59th pick in the 2012 draft, is an imperfect fit in the Eagles' 3-4 scheme after being drafted as a pure 4-3 end by the Andy Reid regime. He played 397 snaps last season in sub-packages, receiving positive marks for his pass-rush push. Curry managed 34 combined pressures. Entering the final year of his rookie contract, Curry could probably be had for a mid-to-late-rounder.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 09:19:00 AM

Eagles DE Vinny Curry took some snaps with the first-team defense in Friday night's second preseason game.

"That was a big thing for us," said coach Chip Kelly. "We wanted to get Vinny in with the ones and see how productive he could be." Curry is not a great fit in the Eagles' 3-4 scheme, but he has the ability to provide the pass rush Philadelphia has been desperate for. The Eagles only generated 37 sacks in 2013, and have struggled to get pressure on the quarterback this preseason.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 02:00:00 PM

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