Seahawks demote LB Curry

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 10:55 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Seahawks reportedly have demoted OLB Aaron Curry, the fourth overall pick in the 2009 draft, after two-plus disappointing seasons as a starter.

The final straw might have been when Curry dropped a would-be interception that could have been returned for a touchdown during the Seahawks' 24-0 loss at Pittsburgh in Week Two.

Curry, 25, has never developed into the playmaker that Seattle thought it was getting when he came out of Wake Forest three years ago. In 32 NFL games, to date, he has only 5½ sacks, four forced fumbles and zero interceptions.

He was moved to second on the OLB depth chart this week, with rookie fourth-rounder K.J. Wright working with the first-team defense in practice.

"I don't even know how to put it into words," Curry said. "But it is what it is. … Everything happens for a reason. There's a purpose behind everything, and I'll find it and learn from it and take off running."