Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
Ronald Curry was not in the Oakland's plans and he figured that out.
Curry, 29, signed with the Detroit Lions on Thursday as a free agent after Oakland did not pursue try to keep him. He caught a combined 117 balls in 2006 and 2007 for Oakland, where he played his first seven NFL seasons. Curry had just 19 catches last season and he was buried deep on the bench. Curry fell out of favor in Oakland despite the Raiders' desperate need for receiver help in 2008.
Curry is the second AFC West receiver Detroit has added this week. The Lions claimed Will Franklin off waivers from the Chiefs on Tuesday. Franklin was a fourth-round pick last season but he didn't fit the new Kansas City scheme. He was the 105th player taken in 2008 and the highest pick to be cut to date.