The contract is the richest for a rookie non-quarterback in NFL history, The Associated Press reports, and has a maximum value of $60 million, according to the league source.
Curry, the No. 4 overall pick in the April draft, made a surprise appearance at Saturday’s practice, sprinting onto the field almost 30 minutes into the session to boisterous applause from Seahawks fans in attendance.
“I am just as excited to be out here and just to see the emotion from the fans and get back with my team is just an amazing feeling,” said Curry, who played collegiately at Wake Forest.
On his first play, Curry was matched up against tight end Cameron Morrah, who burned him on a square-in route. One fan sarcastically yelled out, “Welcome to the NFL.”
Curry spent the afternoon practicing with Seattle’s No. 2 defense, but Mora made it clear that the rookie will start at strong-side linebacker.
“He wasn’t in there with the first group just because he’s got so much catching up to do,” Mora said. “I don’t know at what point we’ll make the switch and he’ll start running out there with the first defense, but I think it will be pretty soon.”
Although he worked out and studied his playbook in nearby Bellevue during the holdout, Curry said he grew anxious and eventually told his agents to speed up the contract negotiations.
Fellow rookie Deon Butler filled in Curry on practice matters during the holdout, and Lofa Tatupu also visited, giving his fellow linebacker a mini-walkthrough of what the defense was doing. But Tatupu believed Curry would quickly acclimate himself with the Seahawks’ strategy during camp.
Seahawks 12th Man Army has now gone mobile! Go to http://www.noticeorange.com/r/Seahawks12thManArmy to get an app for your phone. It's free and it has alerts so that you'll know whenever Seahawks 12th Man Army has anything new. What could be better?
“Linebacker, it’s not like it’s rocket science,” Tatupu said with a laugh. “Just hit the man with the ball.”
Tags: 60 Million, Applause, Cameron Morrah, Contract Negotiations, curry, Emotion, Holdout, League Source, Lofa Tatupu, Maximum Value, nfl history, Playbook, Practice Matters, Rocket Science, Route One, seahawks fans, Strong Side, Surprise Appearance, Tight End, Wake Forest
Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..