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.