On Sunday, Aaron Curry was part of the New York Giants initial cuts to get the roster down from 90 players to 75. On Wednesday, the 27-year-old linebacker has decided to announce his retirement from the NFL, which he posted through his Twitter account.
After a lot of prayer. Consulting with God. The best thing for my family and myself is to retire from the ... http://t.co/mLCkjm3PZb— Aaron Curry (@AaronCurry51) August 28, 2013
Curry was originally signed by the Giants back in May after coming in for a visit during the Giants' OTA's and then signed a one-year deal following the visit. Curry spent most of the summer with the team as the second-string linebacker trying to rejuvenate his career in the Giants system, but he had gotten passed on the depth chart by Kyle Bosworth and ended up being cut in the first wave of moves.
Many people in football thought that Curry would be able to revive his career playing in the Giants defense under defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, but it just wasn't meant to be, as Curry never really got comfortable playing in Fewell's system and didn't get much playing time in the three Giants preseason games during the summer.
Curry was originally the number four overall pick of the Seattle Seahawks back in the 2009 NFL Draft and was signed to a six-year, $60 million deal with $34 million guaranteed, which at the time was the most money ever guaranteed to a non-quarterback in the draft, but after two-and-a-half unproductive seasons in Seattle, the Seahawks simply gave up on Curry and traded him to the Oakland Raiders for a seventh-round pick. Curry had looked to found success playing in Oakland in 2011 but suffered a season-ending knee injury in 2012 and the Raiders waived him this past November.
When first arriving to the Giants in May, he was extremely upbeat and grateful to the team for giving him the chance to play again and even after he was released over the weekend, Curry still spoke very kindly about the team and was thankful for the chance, referring to the Giants as a first-class organization.
The former Wake Forest graduate ends his career with 190 total tackles and 5.5 sacks in four seasons played with Seattle and Oakland. If he had made the Giants team, it would have been his third team in five years, but he never made it that far.
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