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Oakland Raiders waive LB Aaron Curry

11/20/12 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

After playing just two games and spending most of the season on the Physically Unable to perform list, linebacker Aaron Curry was waived by the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday.

Aaron Curry missed the entire training camp and the initial eight games of the regular season as the Oakland Raiders kept him on the mandatory six weeks inactive list and then walked by the a 21 day grace period to return him to the active roster. However, Aaron Curry’s brief stint on the 53-man roster lasted only two weeks before he was waived. During his first re-appearance on the active list, Aaron Curry had a handful of defensive plays against the Baltimore Ravens and predominantly remained on the special teams, but still collected two personal foul penalties. The following week, Aaron Curry had three defensive plays against the New Orleans Saints and five special teams plays. Aaron Curry was fined $23,625 by the NFL for both hits last week.

The Oakland Raiders acquired Aaron Curry from the Seattle Seahawks near the trade deadline last year, in exchange for a 2012 drafts seventh round pick and a conditional pick in the 2013 drafts. Aaron Curry played 11 games (with nine starts for the Oakland Raiders last season), posting 46 tackles and two fumble recoveries.

"I am confident in my abilities to play linebacker, I know God will cook something up for me!!” Aaron Curry gave the first indication of his departure via Twitter after being waived by the Oakland Raiders.

The former Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry, nicknamed “can’t miss,” was drafted fourth overall in the 2009 drafts by the Seattle Seahawks. But after starting 30 games in over two seasons, the Seattle Seahawks opted to trade Aaron Curry after he lost the starting job. Oakland Raiders former head coach and then acting general manager Hue Jackson brought Aaron Curry to Alameda and immediately inserted him into the starting lineup, replacing Quentin Groves.

Aaron Curry had hopes of hanging around with the Oakland Raiders this season after agreeing to a cap friendly restructured deal in the offseason.

The decision to waive veteran linebacker could be traced back to the Oakland Raiders’ concern over Aaron Curry’s piling injuries (knee) affecting his overall production on field. Moreover, the Oakland Raiders are one short of their former number of roster spots after signing former Eagles linebacker Omar Gaither to Travis Goethel’s vacated roster spot, while he’s on the injured reserve. Omar Gaither played his Oakland Raiders debut on Sunday and is a valuable addition considering his experience on playing both middle and outside linebacker as well as special teams.

The Oakland Raiders haven’t yet made a roster move on Aaron Curry’s open roster spot.

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