Curry was released by the Eagles last season … and then released by the Buccaneers this offseason, which is why he’s back in green. In between, Curry had one of the least productive seasons of his career, though he was plagued by injuries for most of it.
Curry had 21 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 12 games. Per PFF, he only had 24 total pressures, the fewest since his 2012 rookie year, when he only played in six games.
The Eagles defensive line was at its best during 2017, when Jim Schwartz had a fully-functioning four-man defensive end rotation at his disposal. It was practically an even split in snaps for starters Curry and Brandon Graham, and backups Derek Barnett and Chris Long. The Eagles are going to need Sweat to step up, but it will be more important for Curry to play more like he did in 2017 than he did for the Buccaneers last year as the team’s third defensive end, especially if Graham and/or Barnett are going to make it through the whole season unscathed.
“It just felt like I had a long offseason, that’s all. One thing when I was gone, I still talked to everybody, every day. Not a day that went by that I didn’t talk to Fletch, didn’t talk to BG or JP, those guys. I talked to those guys everyday and we was still on a group text. It just felt like a long offseason.” — Curry, on his year away from the Eagles.