The Jets have “significant interest” in signing Vinny Curry, according to Manish Mehta of the Daily News (on Twitter). The Eagles free agent defensive end has history with GM Joe Douglas, who knows how effective Curry can be.
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Curry spent his entire career with the Eagles, up until 2018 when he signed a three-year deal with the Bucs. That pact turned into a one-year arrangement when Tampa dropped him before the 2019 season. The Eagles brought him back in the fold last March, when Douglas was still with the organization. While on the market last year, Curry picked up interest from a number of teams, including the Giants. Now, he might join New Jersey’s other football club.
Last year, Curry did well as a situational pass rusher for the Eagles. 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.
Curry might not be a game changer, but the Jets will take their Ws where they can. Thus far in free agency, they’ve missed on several of their top targets.
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