Report: Eagles releasing DE Vinny Curry

Vincent Frank
Oct 19, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry (75) in a game against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles won 27-7. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles veteran pass rusher Vinny Curry has long been on the chopping block. The defending champs have spent the past couple weeks looking to either get Curry to take a pay cut or find potential trade partners. That’s no longer going to be the case.

According to NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo, the Eagles have released the former second-round pick.

The insider goes on to note that Curry had a trigger on his deal that would have guaranteed $5 million of his $9 million salary for the 2018 season. By releasing Curry, Philadelphia saves that $5 million in cap room. This is just over two calendar years after Philadelphia inked him to a five-year, $47.3 million extension.

This move comes after Philadelphia acquired Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett in a trade with Seattle earlier in the offseason.

Curry, 29, was a second-round pick of the Eagles back in 2012. He recorded 42 tackles and three sacks in 16 games (all starts) last season.