Aside from Darren McFadden, Tyvon Branch and a select few others most every Oakland Raider was on notice the second Reggie McKenzie took over. Aaron Curry certainly was one of those on McKenzie’s watch list. Were it not for his willingness to restructure his deal odds are Curry went have been out of the East Bay.
It’s not so much that McKenzie wasn’t sold on Curry. The cap situation put the new GM in town in a tough spot so its business, nothing personal.
That said it is very telling that the Raiders are waiting until the drop dead date to active Curry or be forced to shut him down for the season.
Knee surgery has derailed Curry’s second season in Oakland and now his future with the franchise is in serious doubt. Already rookie Mile Burris has shown real potential thanks to continued improvement each week. Philip Wheeler is having a career year in Silver and Black while Rolando McClain is becoming more productive in a lessened role.
In other words Curry is the odd man out no matter what so it’s not all that surprising the Raiders have opted not to active him for Sunday’s game. That means the Raider now have until Wednesday to decide Curry’s fate. Will he be placed on the real IR which ends his season or will the Raiders simply sever ties?
We’ll find out soon enough.