Curry with the Eagles in 2017
|No. 97 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Born:||June 30, 1988|
Neptune, New Jersey
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||279 lb (127 kg)|
|High school:||Neptune (NJ)|
|NFL Draft:||2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2018|
Vinny Curry (born June 30, 1988) is an American football defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Marshall, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, with whom he won Super Bowl LII.
Curry had his breakout season in 2010, as a junior where he had a career high 12 sacks. As a senior in 2011, Curry had 74 tackles, 11 sacks, and 6 forced fumbles. The 11 sacks were the sixth most in the nation and the 6 forced fumbles were second. Curry became the first Marshall player to win C-USA Defensive Player of the Year since Albert McClellan in 2006.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 3 in
|4.98 s||4.40 s||6.90 s||32 in
|9 ft 2 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
Curry was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round (59th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He is the highest selected player from Marshall since Darius Watts in 2004. Curry signed a four-year contract with the team on May 9, 2012. His first year was uneventful, he played 6 games, started zero, and finished with 9 combined tackles. He was given an increased role in his second year, finishing with 17 tackles, 5 assists, 4 sacks, and 2 pass deflections. Curry had a breakout season in 2014, where he played all 16 games. Although he did not start a game, and he only recorded 17 tackles and 2 assists, he recorded 9 sacks, second on the team only to Connor Barwin and led the team in forced fumbles, with 4. In a disappointing 2015 season, Curry was moved to outside linebacker and struggled to find a groove, totaling 12 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 16 games and no starts.
Although there was speculation that Curry could leave the Eagles in free agency, the arrival of new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and the transition back into a 4-3 defense cemented his return to Philadelphia. On February 2, 2016, Curry signed a five-year, $47.5 million contract extension with the Eagles with $23 million guaranteed. The Eagles won Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots 41-33, with Curry recording 4 tackles.
On March 16, 2018, two years into his five-year contract, Curry was released by the Eagles after declining to take a pay cut.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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- http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=69509&draftyear=2012&genpos=DE NFL Draft Scout
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- Patra, Kevin (March 16, 2018). "Eagles release Vinny Curry after declining pay cut". NFL.com.
- Knoblauch, Austin (March 17, 2018). "Vinny Curry agrees to three-year, $23M deal with Bucs". NFL.com.
- Smith, Scott (March 19, 2018). "Vinny Curry Signed to Add Edge Pressure". Buccaneers.com.