Aaron Curry announced on Twitter that he is staying with the Raiders next season."I restructured my contract because I was born a Christfilled Raider!" Curry Tweeted. "I'm excited to be able to Glorify God and build His Kingdom w the best Franchise ever!!! TEAMJESUS RaiderMentality RaiderMentality"Also, Curry's agent, Andy Ross of Octagon, Tweeted "He's back!!!!! raidernation" with a link to a picture of his client.
The Raiders have yet to announce any transaction regarding the weakside linebacker and No. 4 overall draft pick of the 2009 draft, who was acquired from Seattle on Oct. 13 for a seventh-round draft choice and was inserted in the starting lineup immediately.But more likely than a restructured contract is an extension, what with Curry entering the last year of his contract. He was due a 5,757,500 base salary in 2012 with the same figure for a cap number.Earlier in the day, Curry Tweeted that he had spent six hours with the new Raiders coaching staff, lending credence to the notion he had reworked his deal to remain in Oakland.It also would give the Raiders more breathing room to get under the salary cap as they were about 1.4 million over the projected cap with the expected 6.2-million franchise tag to strong safety Tyvon Branch factored in.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has 247,000 Twitter followers and, given his popularity in the Bay Area, it’s assumed a significant portion stems from this region.
Carr put that megaphone to good use.
Oakland Police sent out an Amber Alert on Saturday hoping to find a young boy gone missing, and Carr retweeted that call for public assistance.
The boy was quickly found after a citizen replied on Twitter and provided information that led to the rescue.
That led an Oakland police officer to credit Carr for helping find the boy.
Carr responded to the news on social media, happy police were able to find a missing child.
Injury issues bookended Karl Joseph’s rookie year. The Raiders brought their first-round strong safety along slowly while recovering from ACL surgery, keeping him out of defensive action during 2016’s first two games. He missed four at regular-season’s end with a toe injury.
In the middle he played just fine. Joseph was solid against the run and impactful playing deep, allowing him and veteran Reggie Nelson to remain unpredictable in deep coverage.
Joseph finished the year with 60 tackles, an interception and six passes defensed.
That was good enough for recognition on the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie team, which was released on Tuesday following a vote of the association’s membership.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa were the offensive and defensive Rookies of the Year, respectively.