By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at 11:40 am in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders confirmed that they waived veteran outside linebacker Aaron Curry, soon after Curry sent out several Tweets saying that he was gone.
Curry Tweeted three times within a 6-minute span that he was gone. The Raiders ultimately confirmed the news.
He missed some of the offseason workouts, all of training camp and the first eight games this season as a result of sore knees. He recovered well enough to play in Oakland’s past two games.
In those games, he played 15 defensive snaps against the Baltimore Ravens but only three against the New Orleans Saints.
The Raiders traded for Curry last season. The move cost the Raiders a seventh-round draft pick in 2012 and a fifth-rounder next season.
Curry’s departure frees up a spot on the 53-man roster. Former agent Joel Corry said Curry will count $1.5 million in so-called dead money on next year’s salary cap.
Curry was the fourth pick of the 2009 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He failed to materialize into the game-changing linebacker that many envisioned.