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Vinny Curry, Eagles agree to five-year deal worth over $46 million

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The Eagles are keeping a fan-favorite around.

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The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with Vinny Curry on a five-year contract worth over $46 million with $23 million guaranteed, according to multiple reports. Albert Breer was the first to report the deal. Curry himself confirmed the news from his official Twitter account:

The Eagles have also officially confirmed the deal.

Curry's new contract does not come as a surprise. The team reportedly started negotiations with him shortly after the 2015 season ended. Curry was scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in March.

The Eagles drafted Curry in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. In four seasons with Philadelphia, he's recorded 16.5 sacks, 52 tackles, four forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. Curry is a native of Neptune, New Jersey and grew up as an Eagles fan. He's widely considered to be a fan favorite.

Keeping Curry was obviously a priority for the Eagles as they switch back to a 4-3 defense. Curry was miscast as a 3-4 defensive end but he should excel in Philadelphia's new scheme. Curry has proved to be a very good pass rusher in a rotational role. This rich new deal suggests he'll get more playing time moving forward.

This extension for Curry is just another example of how the Eagles have prioritized re-signing their own talent this offseason. The Eagles also handed out new deals to Zach Ertz, Brent Celek, and Lane Johnson so far. It's believed the Eagles are working on a new contract for Fletcher Cox as well.

Developing story - check back often for more updates.