The New York Giants search for linebackers continues, as a new name has emerged as an interest.
Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News has reported that Aaron Curry will be in town for a visit with the Giants. Curry is a former first-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks back in the 2009 NFL Draft, but never lived up to the hype of being that type of pick and was traded in 2011 to the Oakland Raiders for a seventh round draft pick.
On Monday through his Twitter account, Curry sent out a message to all of his fans, one in which sounds like he's very hopeful of a chance to sign with the Giants.
"Got hundreds of people praying that Thursday go as God planned…please join them and pray for me on Thursday!" Curry tweeted.
In 2012, Curry played all of two games with the Raiders due to knee troubles and was eventually released by Oakland.
Curry was once viewed as a can't-miss linebacker who had a bright future in the NFL and at age 27, the former linebacker out of Wake Forest could get a second chance at resuming his NFL career by playing for a championship caliber team.
Vacchiano said Curry will arrive in New Jersey on Wednesday night and said his knee was feeling healthy and working out in hopes of getting a potential deal. The Giants were the first team to get a crack at him with the visit.
The Giants could look to put Curry on the outside with Mathias Kiwanuka being used as the "joker" in the defense, Jacquian Williams dealt with injuries all last season and Keith Rivers on a one-year deal. Michael Boley was released by the Giants back in February due to salary-cap reasons.
Giants GM Jerry Reese has a chance to scoop up another former first-round pick that would likely not cost a lot to sign, and potentially play at an extremely high level if he's anything like he was coming out of Wake Forest.
The Giants ignored the linebacker position in the 2013 NFL Draft last weekend, and since then, many fans have wondered if the team would address the position, since the unit struggled with inconsistency and injuries.
Curry's best season was in 2011 when he played for both Seattle and Oakland. recording 114 total tackles, 80 of which were solo.
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