UPDATE: Vinny Curry officially signed with the Jets. His one-year contract worth $1.3 million isn’t enough to count towards the Eagles’ compensatory pick formula.
ORIGNAL STORY BELOW.
Vinny Curry is meeting with the New York Jets on a free agent visit today, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
The Jets are a logical landing spot for the veteran defensive end. Curry overlapped with New York general manager Joe Douglas in Philly for multiple seasons. The Neptune City, New Jersey native also grew up about an hour’s drive away from the Jets’ training facility.
The Philadelphia Eagles have been widely expected to let their 2010 second-round pick walk in free agency this offseason. Here’s what we wrote about Curry’s outlook back in late January:
REVIEW: Howie Roseman talked about needing to get younger right after the 2019 season but then brought back a 32-year-old Curry in training camp. Curry actually ranked tied for ninth (!) in pass rush productivity last season but he graded out as a liability in run defense.
OUTLOOK: Eagles fans will always have an appreciation for Curry but he doesn’t fit this team’s timeline anymore.
While he no longer fits in Philly, Curry could be a solid depth signing for the Jets. Depending on the terms of his contract, he could potentially count towards the Eagles’ compensatory pick formula.
EAGLES FREE AGENTS
DT Hassan Ridgeway — Re-signs 1-year contract with the Eagles
S Jalen Mills — Signs 4-year, $24 million contract with the New England Patriots
P Cameron Johnston — Signs 3-year, $8 million contract with the Houston Texans
S Rudy Ford — Signs 2-year, $4.1 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars
LB Duke Riley — Signs 1-year contract with the Miami Dolphins
DE Vinny Curry — Visiting the New York Jets
LB Nathan Gerry — Visiting the San Francisco 49ers
OT Jason Peters
QB Nate Sudfeld
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman
TE Richard Rodgers
CB Cre’Von LeBlanc
RB Corey Clement
TE Josh Perkins