The Eagles have brought Vinny Curry back into the fold. The veteran defensive end will sign a one-year deal worth up to $2MM, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter). The pact includes $1.3MM in fully guaranteed cash, plus $700K in incentives tied to sack totals and playoff bonuses.
Curry has thrived as a situational pass rusher. Curry had a rocky 2018 with the Bucs, but he did well in his 2019 return to Philly when he was deployed on passing downs. Playing in all 16 regular season games, Curry notched five sacks and 27 total tackles. Four of those sacks came after Week 12, helping him to finish with one of the highest pressure rates in the league among edge rushers.
The Jets gave Curry some consideration in March, but his market has been quiet for much of the offseason. That’s been the case for many of this year’s edge rushers – Jadeveon Clowney, Everson Griffen, and Ezekiel Ansah are just a few of the notable names who have been left hanging on the telephone.
The Eagles came into Friday morning with $23.7MM in cap space. Even after signing Curry, they still have more flexibility than at least 20 other teams in the NFL. The Birds’ real numbers crunch will come in 2021, especially if the salary cap is slashed significantly.
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