Raiders agree to acquire Seahawks linebacker Aaron Curry
Oct 12, 2011, 1:08 PM | Updated: 5:30 pm
By Liz Mathews
The Oakland Raiders have agreed with the Seahawks to acquire linebacker Aaron Curry. The terms of the deal are reportedly a seventh round pick in 2012 and a conditional pick in 2013.
The league must approve the deal and Curry must pass his physical for the trade to be finalized.
Curry was selected fourth overall by the Seahawks in the 2009 draft out of Wake Forest.
The rumors began to circulate Wednesday morning when Curry was not at the facility for the team’s final practice before breaking for the bye week.
His locker had been emptied.
Due to the bye week schedule, the Seahawks were not required to release an official practice report or the news that Curry had not participated on Wednesday.
The team did not comment on the pending trade throughout the afternoon, and have yet to officially confirm this report.
Players were made available for interviews following Wednesday’s practice.
“He was one of the first guys who took me under his wing, one of the first guys I talked to,” rookie linebacker K. J. Wright said of Curry. “He just told me what to expect when I come into the NFL — how to be a pro — he just taught me a whole lot.”
Wright said that he and the other linebackers had gotten to say their goodbyes to Curry before he left for Oakland. Curry thanked both the team and linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. for his time in Seattle.
“He gets to go to a new team, show the team who he is and just show them what kind of person he is,” Wright said. “He told us that before he left. So he’s just starting over. I think it’s going to work out good for him. He seems focused.”
Wright is expected to continue to start in place of Curry at the strong-side position.
“I talk to the coaches all the time and they have a lot of confidence in what I can do,” Wright said. “They see me play so they are pretty sure of my abilities. I’m just going to show them that I can play and keep it going.”
Linebacker Leroy Hill also spoke to the media regarding Curry after practice.