Curry was put on the active/physically unable to perform list on July 30 and then later placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list on Aug. 31 while having problems with his knees. Curry did not return to practice until Oct. 17.
Curry was widely regarded as a top draft pick coming out of Wake Forest University and was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks fourth overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. He also won the 2008 Butkus Award, given out to the nation’s top linebacker.
After being drafted by the Seahawks, Curry saw his playing time diminish under Pete Carroll and was traded to the Silver & Black last season. The 6-foot-2, 255-pound linebacker then appeared in 11 games, including nine starts, for the Raiders while accumulating 46 tackles and recovering two forced fumbles.
The front office also announced that they have waived linebacker Vic So’oto in order to make room for Curry on the active roster.