Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie continues his purge of the old regime's roster. Today the team announced they released linebacker Aaron Curry. The Raiders traded a seventh round pick in last year's NFL Draft to acquire Curry from the Seattle Seahawks before the 2011 deadline.
Last season, Curry played in 11 games for Oakland, making nine starts at outside linebacker. This season he battled a knee injury that forced the team to place him of the physically unable to perform list to start the year. Two weeks ago, Curry was activated to the roster and appeared in two games, mostly on special teams and accounted for one tackle. Because rookie linebacker Miles Burris has shown promise replacing Curry, he was expendable.
Curry was a former fourth overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, but has yet to live up to that billing. Oakland may scour the free agent pool to find a replacement on the roster or promote someone from the practice squad. After their three game losing streak in which the team was embarrassed in every game, the Raiders are trying to find their winning formula. Curry may be the first of many current Raiders to be waived.
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