Vinny Curry

Jets To Activate DL Vinny Curry From IR, Promote T Mike Remmers

Vinny Curry looks set to make his Jets debut — more than 18 months after he initially signed with the team. The Jets are activating the veteran defensive lineman off IR, Rich Cimini of reports (on Twitter).

The Jets designated Curry for return when he was first eligible last week, but after they activated Duane Brown off IR in Week 5, they waited another week on Curry. But the longtime Eagles complementary pass rusher is moving up to the Jets’ 53-man roster. It has been quite the journey for Curry post-Philly.

Complications from a spleen removal included blood clots, shutting Curry down for all of last season. The Jets, who signed Curry in March 2021, placed him on their reserve/NFI list in July of last year. Robert Saleh‘s team circled back to Curry, who was with GM Joe Douglas in Philadelphia, this year. The Jets gave the 34-year-old D-lineman a one-year, $1.12MM deal that included $800K guaranteed.

A longtime Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox sidekick, Curry has 32.5 career sacks — including eight between the 2019 and 2020 seasons with the Eagles — and has played in 123 career games. The former second-round pick played a full-time starter role for the Eagles during their Super Bowl LII run, leading to a one-year Buccaneers stay. While the Marshall alum has only started 28 NFL games, he was a steady presence during Douglas’ time in Philly.

Curry will be set for a backup role behind the likes of Carl Lawson and John Franklin-Myers. The Jets will be without first-round rookie Jermaine Johnson against the Packers due to an ankle injury.

Additionally, the Jets are promoting veteran tackle Mike Remmers from their practice squad, according to Remmers’ agent (Twitter link). The well-traveled O-lineman signed with the Jets more than two weeks ago but spent time going through a ramp-up period. Remmers, 33, has made 90 career starts and served as a two-time Super Bowl starter. While neither of those games turned out well for the veteran blocker, Remmers has managed a nice career since coming into the league as a UDFA.

Gang Green has made some adjustments along its offensive line this season. Injuries to Mekhi Becton, Brown and George Fant have altered the team’s tackle plan, leading to guard Alijah Vera-Tucker moving outside. The 2021 first-round guard started at right tackle opposite Brown in Week 5. Remmers, who has spent most of his career at right tackle, would give the Jets an option — if they wanted to return Vera-Tucker to guard.

Jets OL Duane Brown, DE Vinny Curry Return To Practice

OCTOBER 7: Brown looks ready to be the Jets’ first IR activation this season. The 15th-year tackle said he is “good to go” for a Week 5 debut against the Dolphins, via the Associated Press’ Dennis Waszak Jr. (on Twitter). Robert Saleh said Brown would be a game-time decision. The Jets would need to move Brown off IR by Saturday afternoon’s deadline to give them the chance to start or sit the veteran. All signs point to that happening.

OCTOBER 5: The Jets will soon be getting some help on both sides of the ball. The team announced that they’ve designated offensive tackle Duane Brown and defensive end Vinny Curry to return from injured reserve.

Curry signed with the Jets prior to the 2021 season, but he missed his first season in New York after getting diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. He re-upped with the organization this offseason but a hamstring injury delayed his return to the field. During his last two healthy seasons with Philly in 2019 and 2020, he collected eight sacks in 27 games.

Brown landed on injured reserve right before Week 1 after suffering a shoulder injury in practice. The veteran was originally brought in to replace Mekhi Becton, who was previously lost for the season with a knee injury. The team later lost George Fant, whose versatility was key at the start of the season, to a knee injury that will keep him off the field until late November. Once Brown is ready to return to the lineup, he’ll provide some stability to what has been an uncertain offensive line.

The team did get some good news on the injury front regarding Max Mitchell, who was carted off the field during Sunday’s win over the Steelers. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter), the rookie lineman avoided a season-ending knee injury. Mitchell suffered a “dislocation,” however, and he’s set to miss a handful of weeks.

Thanks to the rotating chairs on the OL, Mitchell’s injury means guard Alijah Vera-Tucker will likely continue to start at offensive tackle for the time being. Assuming Brown isn’t ready to go this weekend, the team will have to reach further into their bag at OT, with Conor McDermott, Cedric Ogbuehi, and Mike Remmers all options to start (per ESPN’s Rich Cimini on Twitter).

Jets Place DL Vinny Curry On IR

Vinny Curry will miss at least the first four weeks of the upcoming season. The Jets announced that they have placed the defensive lineman on injured reserve. The team signed linebacker Marcell Harris to take his spot on the roster.

Curry has been dealing with a hamstring injury throughout the summer, and the injury will ultimately keep him off the field until at least Week 5. The veteran initially joined the Jets during the 2021 offseason, but he was later diagnosed with a rare blood disorder and ended up sitting out the entire 2021 campaign. He re-signed with the team this offseason and was expected to play a secondary role on the edge, especially following the additions of first-round rookie Jermaine Johnson and free agent acquisition Jacob Martin

The 34-year-old spent the first six years of his career with the Eagles, collecting 22 sacks in 84 games (16 starts). Following a brief stint with Tampa Bay in 2018, Curry returned to Philly for the 2019 and 2020 campaigns, adding another eight sacks in 27 games (five starts).

Harris joined the Jets this offseason, reuniting him with Robert Saleh. He was among the Jets’ final cuts, but now he’ll land back on the active roster. The safety/linebacker spent the first four seasons of his career with the 49ers, collecting 155 tackles and five forced fumbles. With the 28-year-old back in the picture, he’ll provide the team with some extra depth at weak side linebacker behind Quincy Williams and Kwon Alexander.

Jets Notes: Brown, Becton, Mims, Curry

Earlier today, the Jets turned a visit from offensive tackle Duane Brown into a two-year deal. He will fill an urgent roster void in the absence of Mekhi Becton, and could provide the team with high-level play if he maintains his Pro Bowl form of last season.

The veteran showed interest in joining the Jets not long after his free agent workout, something which comes as little surprise considering today’s news of a deal. Brown did have other options on the table, though. He had offers outside of New York, including “contending teams,” reports SNY’s Connor Hughes (Twitter link). He adds that Brown admits the playoffs are an unlikely target for the team in 2022, but that the 36-year-old wanted to head to the Big Apple.

Expectations have been raised for Robert Saleh‘s team this year; a campaign which doesn’t result in a postseason berth wouldn’t be considered a failure, but a significant step forward from last year’s 4-13 finish is considered the minimum performance. Brown could help stabilize the OT position, in turn giving a boost to the team’s offense.

Here are some other notes from East Rutherford:

  • The player Brown was signed to replace, Bectonis scheduled to undergo knee surgery next week (Twitter link via NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport). The 23-year-old was limited to one game last season, and is expected to be sidelined for all of 2022 after he suffered an avulsion fracture of his right kneecap. Per Rapoport, the procedure will be done by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles; its success will go a long way to determining the former first-rounder’s health (and career future) moving forward.
  • Denzel Mims remains in trade talk. The 24-year-old wideout has had an underwhelming start to his NFL career, with only 31 catches in two years. He has frequently been named as a standout in training camp, though, something which could boost his trade stock. ESPN’s Rich Cimini writes that Mims could be the victim of a “numbers game” at the position, one which is headed in New York by Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, Garrett Wilson and Braxton Berrios“It’s up to them if they play me or not,” Mims said, when asked if he has earned a starting role.
  • In a similar vein, the Jets could be forced to move on from one or more notable names along the defensive line when roster cuts take place at the end of the month. Cimini names Vinny Curry as a cut candidate, given the team’s depth amongst other, younger options. Curry, 34, re-signed on a one-year deal in April, but since he missed the 2021 campaign due to a number of health issues, he has yet to play a game with the Jets. Unless the team opts against carrying three QBs, for instance, the Super Bowl winner could find himself on the outside looking in shortly.

Jets Re-Sign DE Vinny Curry

Despite Vinny Curry suffering a late-summer health issue that prevented him from playing for the Jets last season, the parties are reuniting. The Jets re-signed the veteran defensive end Wednesday, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus tweets.

The former Eagles and Buccaneers defender dealt with a number of complications stemming from blood clots and a recent spleen removal, leading to the Jets placing him on their non-football injury list in August. The team released Curry from its NFI list shortly before the season ended, but the sides will try to make it work again in 2022.

Curry (34 in June) played eight seasons with the Eagles from 2012-20 — sandwiched by a 2018 Bucs partnership — and served as either a starter or key rotational cog. He totaled eight sacks and 22 quarterback hits over his final two Eagles seasons but signed with the Jets on a one-year, $1.3MM deal in 2021. It will be interesting to see if Curry can complete his comeback from the issues he battled last year.

The Jets played without their big-ticket pass rusher addition last year and saw no edge rusher accumulate more than two sacks. Carl Lawson is expected to lead Gang Green’s edge crew this season, with Curry in a potential supporting role. But it is likely the team will add a major piece to its defensive line in the draft. Kayvon Thibodeaux is on the Jets’ radar.

Minor NFL Transactions: 1/7/22

Today’s minor moves:

Denver Broncos

Kansas City Chiefs

New York Jets

San Francisco 49ers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jets’ Vinny Curry Done For Year

On Tuesday, the Jets placed defensive end Vinny Curry on the reserve/non-football injury list. On Wednesday, Curry disclosed that he’s dealing with a number of complications stemming from blood clots and a recent spleen removal (Twitter link). 

In July, the Jets doctors diagnosed me with a rare blood disorder. The diagnosis required the removal of my spleen and projected me to return to the field in the middle of September. During my recovery blood clots formed and forced me to go on blood thinners preventing me from having physical contact for the next three to six months,” Curry wrote. “While I am incredibly disappointed that I will not be able to play with my teammates this year, I am thankful that the doctors identified my condition in time. They have informed me that I am expected to make a full recovery and return to the field next season.”

Before joining the Jets, Curry spent all but one of his nine seasons with the Eagles. He’s spent much of his career as a rotational player, though he worked as a first-stringer during the Eagles’ 2017 Super Bowl-winning season.

The Jets signed Curry in late March, giving him a one-year, $1.3MM deal with $1.1MM fully guaranteed. With 32.5 career sacks to his credit, head coach Robert Saleh was excited about what Curry could bring to the D-Line. Unfortunately, the 33-year-old will have to spend the year focusing on his health before evaluating a return to football.

Jets Place Vinny Curry On Reserve/NFI List

More bad news for the Jets’ pass rush. They placed defensive end Vinny Curry on their reserve/non-football injury list Tuesday. This will sideline Curry for the entire 2021 season.

The veteran edge rusher underwent an undisclosed offseason surgery and did not participate during the Jets’ training camp, residing on the team’s active/NFI list. Gang Green moving the ex-Eagle to the reserve/NFI list marks more unavailability for its thinning pass rush, with the move coming after the team lost Carl Lawson for the season due to an Achilles tear.

The Jets signed Curry in late March, giving him a one-year, $1.3MM deal that includes $1.1MM fully guaranteed. Curry has 32.5 career sacks in nine NFL seasons. The 33-year-old defensive end has spent all but one season with the Eagles but signed with the Jets to be a role player in Robert Saleh‘s new scheme. The Jets’ edge-rushing group is now even lighter on experience, and the team is looking into trades.

Beyond ex-49er Ronald Blair, who has not played since midway through the 2019 season due to injury, New York is down to the likes of John Franklin-Myers (two career starts; five career sacks) and struggling third-round pick Jabari Zuniga (zero, zero) on the edge. Kyle Phillips (seven, 1.5) is on the team’s active/PUP list. The team will almost certainly add an edge rusher or two in the coming days.

Just ahead of the deadline for teams to pare their rosters from 85 to 80 players, the Jets also waived four — wide receivers Josh Malone and Manasseh Bailey, tackle Tristen Hoge and linebacker Edmond Robinson.

Minor NFL Transactions: 7/23/21

We’ll keep track of today’s minor moves here:

Arizona Cardinals

Jacksonville Jaguars

Miami Dolphins

  • Signed: CB Cre’Von LeBlanc
  • Waived: DE Nick Coe, LS Rex Sunahara

New England Patriots

  • Signed: TE David Wells

New York Jets

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jets Sign DE Vinny Curry

3:17pm: This visit will produce an agreement. Curry will sign with the Jets. Moving fast here, the team has already announced the agreement. The Jets will be Curry’s third NFL team, and the 2021 season will be his 10th in the league. Curry will sign for close to the league minimum, with Ian Rapoport of tweeting the veteran defensive lineman agreed to a one-year, $1.3MM pact. Curry secured $1.1MM fully guaranteed.

2:49pm: Vinny Curry is back on the Jets’ radar. The veteran defensive end is meeting with former Eagles exec Joe Douglas on Wednesday, according to’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter).

The veteran defensive end has played eight of his nine NFL seasons with the Eagles; three of those came during Douglas’ tenure in Philadelphia. However, the Douglas-run Jets showed interest in Curry last year. Curry opted to re-sign to stay in Philly at that point but appears interested in relocating this year.

Curry, 32, has served as a key rotational player for much of his career. However, he did work as a full-time starter during the Eagles’ 2017 Super Bowl-winning season. Curry started all 16 games for the Birds that year. He parlayed that season into a deal with the Buccaneers. After that accord did not work out, Curry played the 2019 and ’20 seasons with the Eagles. He recorded eight sacks and 22 quarterback hits between those two seasons.

The Jets have been fairly busy in stocking new HC Robert Saleh‘s defensive front this offseason. They have signed edge rusher Carl Lawson and D-tackle Sheldon Rankins. At this stage of his career, Curry would come cheaper than both but could be a worthwhile piece in Saleh’s 4-3 scheme.