It sure didn’t take long for Vinny Curry to find a new NFL home. The former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end is signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to ESPN’s Jenna Laine.
The three-year contract is reportedly worth up to $27 million with a $11.5 million injury guarantee.
The Eagles officially released Curry yesterday on Friday after unsuccessfully trying to trade him or restructure his contract.
Philadelphia didn’t cut Curry because he’s a bad player. He just wasn’t producing relative to his contract. Curry was set to carry a $11 million cap number in 2018. That’s very high for a player who only has nine sacks in his last 50 games. Apparently the Bucs are comfortable giving him a decent amount of money, though.
It’ll be interesting to see how Curry, who turns 30 years old in July, fares in Tampa. He’ll be reunited with former Eagles defensive tackle Beau Allen there.
The Eagles won’t receive a compensatory pick for Curry since they released him and he wasn’t set to be a free agent.