It’s official. The cap clear-out party is in full swing in Oakland. One after another, Reggie McKenzie is either handing out invites or telling players to take a hike. Those lucky enough to get their name on the list are only required to bring their own cap space to the party. Whatever you can contribute to the collection is more than welcome.
Aaron Curry is the latest man to re-commit to the silver and black by redistributing some of his funds. Of course that isn’t exactly official since no details are known yet.
In fact about all we know is what he Tweeted. For now we’ll just call Curry a party crasher until we see how this deal unfolded. I’m sure he’s on the list though since Curry let it be known that he wanted to stay in the Bay.
On the verge of being written off as a draft bust, Hue Jackson plucked Curry from Seattle helping to breathe fresh air into the former Demon Deacon’s career. Once in Oakland the Raider moved Curry to the weakside and let him do a little more hitting and a little less thinking.
Though he still struggles with consistency you can’t help but appreciate the energy and activity he brings on every snap. Going forward it will be on Dennis Allen to fit Curry’s talents into a role that will best help improve this defense. He’s not exactly a pass rusher, or a run stopper or a great coverage linebacker for that matter. Curry is just a football player that likes to line up and hit. He is likely best suited as an inside backer in a 3-4 scheme which is precisely where he could be depending on how Jason Tarver and Allen structure the defense.
The biggest domino still to fall in this cap clearing cavalcade is Kamerion Wimbley. He’s got an invite from McKenzie so long as he’s willing to give more to the party than anybody else but that seems unlikely. Wimbley could be popping the cork on a new contract in a new city unless a breakthrough happens this weekend.