A so-called “report” came out this morning stating that the Eagles are one of five teams interested in Seattle linebacker Aaron Curry.
Warning: Take this with a grain of salt. The source of this news is not the most reliable as I have seen this person make claims that never amounted to anything more than a big pile of steaming horse manure.
With that said, the thought is what is interesting here.
After selecting Aaron Curry with the fourth overall draft pick in 2009, the Seahawks have benched him in favor of rookie fourth-round pick KJ Wright.
Not exactly a ringing endorsement for Curry.
However, if he could be had for a relatively cheap price, ala Ernie Sims from last season, I could certainly foresee the Eagles being at least interested.
The problem is, would the Eagles actually get into a bidding war for a player who plays a position they don’t value?
And that’s even if the Seahawks are truly interested in trading him in the first place.
Andy Reid and the Eagles have broken their mold this past offseason when they brought several top free agents. However, they stayed the course regarding the linebacker position and are fielding a subpar LB corps right now.
And their defense shows it.
In his first two seasons, Curry has recorded 134 tackles, 5.5 sacks, four forced-fumbles, seven passes defensed and nine tackles for a loss.
Those are about adequate starter-type numbers which would make him a significant improvement over anyone the Eagles currently have.
Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman has shown he’s aggressive in going after players they target. Will the Eagles surprise us once more with another player acquisition?
If the price is right, it’s a possibility.
But as of right now, it’s only food for thought. Until I see more reliable sources reporting the Eagles’ interest in Curry, I’ll keep this idea on the shelf.