Oakland coach Hue Jackson is fired up to get linebacker Aaron Curry from Seattle. The Raiders acquired Curry, the No. 4 pick in 2009, for a seventh-round pick in 2012 and a conditional pick in 2013. Curry did not play well in Seattle, losing his job to a rookie this season.
Curry adds to the Raiders’ collection of former first-round picks — an Al Davis special over the years. Indeed, it’s one of the Davis traits former Raiders coach Mike Shanahan brought to Denver. Shanahan loved adding discarded first-round picks while he was Broncos coach.
Meanwhile, Curry is officially a Raider. To make room, the Raiders reportedly cut linebacker Bruce Davis. The move is something of a surprise — not only is Davis the son of former Raider Bruce Davis Sr., he also blocked a punt in the Raiders’ emotional victory at Houston on Sunday, the day after Al Davis died at the age of 82.
It is another reminder of how week-to-week this business can be.
The Raiders’ game against Cleveland is sold out. It is the team’s consecutive sellout.