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Originally published on SBReport.net on Nov. 20, 2012
The Oakland Raiders have waived linebacker Aaron Curry following a brief stint with the team after being acquired from the Seattle Seahawks last season.
Curry, who the Raiders gave up a 2012 seventh-round draft pick and 2013 fifth-round draft pick for in October of last season, missed all of preseason along with the first eight weeks of the regular season while being on the physically unable to perform list with hurt knees. Curry even spent some time in Los Angeles with a specialist during training camp in August.
The former Butkus Award winner, given to the best linebacker in college football, was widely regarded as the best linebacker entering the 2009 NFL Draft before being drafted fourth overall by the Seattle Seahawks out of Wake Forest.
The development of rookie linebacker Miles Burris likely made this decision easier for general manager Reggie McKenzie. Burris has showed he can be more than a viable option for the Raiders after being forced to start for the injured Curry after being drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Burris has recorded 51 tackles and one sack in his 10 career games played for the Raiders.
Curry, who restructured his contract in the offseason to stay with the Raiders, racked up 47 total tackles during his 13 total games with the Raiders.