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 NFL.com tweeting the veteran defensive lineman agreed to a one-year, $1.3MM pact. Curry secured $1.1MM fully guaranteed.
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.
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