The Eagles have made a firm contract offer to free agent-to-be defensive end Vinny Curry, according to a source close to the situation.
According to the same source, Curry has not decided if he is going to accept the offer or test the free agent market in March.
Eckel doesn't seem to be the only one reporting this.
Mentioned on WIP broadcast - since Chip firing, Eagles already have started negotiations on extending Cox, Curry.— Greg Richards (@igglesnut) January 3, 2016
Curry has been a very productive pass rusher coming off the bench for the Eagles. The 27-year-old defensive lineman has 16.5 sacks in limited playing time over the past three seasons. He's also record four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Curry ranked second overall in "Pass Rush Productivity" among 3-4 defensive ends in 2015, according to Pro Football Focus. PRP measures pressure created on a per snap basis with weighting toward sacks.
The Eagles drafted Curry in 2012 to play as a 4-3 defensive end. He made the change to 3-4 defensive end when Chip Kelly took over but now it's possible the Eagles might go back to a 4-3 with a new head coach. Curry, a native of Neptune, New Jersey, grew up as an Eagles fan so that might help the team keep him as long as the money is right.
Curry is a fan favorite so a number of people would enjoy seeing him get a contract extension that keeps him in Philly.