Curry has signed a five-year, $47.25 million deal. He’ll get $10 million in a signing bonus immediately.
This news comes after the Eagles also re-signed defensive end Fletcher Cox. In the past two weeks, the Eagles have re-signed Tight ends Zach Ertz and Brent Celek as well as offensive lineman Lane Johnson.
Howie Roseman, the personnel man for the Eagles, is in a signing spree with several players, who were drafted over the past several seasons, to give new head coach Doug Pederson a core to build around. He’s showing the fans that he’s trying to build from within instead of the failed experiment with signing big-name players, who ended up being busts under former head coach Chip Kelly.
This past season, he had 12 tackles and 3.5 sacks. However, in the last three games of the season, he had three tackles.
He had two tackles against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15, before missing the Washington Redskins game the day after Christmas in Week 16. He had a tackle against the season finale against the New York Giants.
In 2014, he had 19 tackles with a career-high 9.0 sacks and four forced fumbles. The year before, he had 22 tackles, 4.0 sacks and two pass deflections.
As a rookie in 2012, he played in just six games and had nine tackles.
Curry is a good pass rusher, who has especially shined against the New York Giants in the past. In a mid-Oct. meeting, he had one sack and three pressures on Eli Manning.
With the Eagles changing from a 3-4 under Kelly to a 4-3 under new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, he could be a star this year. He has quick busts of speed and the ability to get to the quarterback on what makes his skills a great asset to have in Schwartz’s scheme.
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