By Steve Corkran
Thursday, October 13th, 2011 at 10:41 am in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders traded for linebacker Aaron Curry on Wednesday. At this rate, it’s unlikely fans will get a look at the first player added after the death of managing general partner Al Davis until the Kansas City Chiefs game Oct. 23.
Curry needs to pass his physical and make his way to Alameda before the Raiders can factor him into their defense moving forward. The Raiders said they were awaiting approval from the league on the transaction.
Curry played strong-side linebacker for the Seahawks the past two-plus seasons. He was replaced in the starting lineup by K.J. Wright earlier this season. Wright was a fourth-round pick in this year’s NFL draft. Curry was the No. 4 selection in the 2009 NFL draft.
Defensive end Matt Shaughnessy (shoulder), fullback Marcel Reece (ankle), cornerbacks Chris Johnson (hamstring) and Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring, calf), tight end Richard Gordon (hand) and running back Rock Cartwright (calf) are not practicing today.
Gordon and Cartwright are on the field and in uniform, but they are just watching from the sideline.
Middle linebacker Rolando McClain returned to practice after missing one day with a sore ankle. He got hurt against the Houston Texans on Sunday.
The Raiders worked out 10 players on Tuesday, but none was signed. The following players were auditioned by the Raiders, according to Scout.com:
Linebackers Phillip Dillard, Prescott Burgess, Kevin Malast, Stanford Keglar and Gerris Wilkinson, defensive backs Darcel McBath, Quintin Demps, Don Carey and DeAngelo Smith, and offensive lineman Chris Harr.
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