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 Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Taiwan Jones and safety Brynden Trawick are currently enjoying their offseason in New Zealand.
But a few videos they posted going white-water rafting and bungee jumping left head coach Jack Del Rio a bit anxious.
"Anxiety level went up a bit thinking of my BIG pro bowl LG on the rapids!!" Del Rio tweeted Monday. "Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe"
Osemele has posted a handful of photos and videos from the trip, including one of a raft capsizing with the caption: "It got real out there!!! Category 4 Rapids #NewZealand." Another showed the 6-foot-5, 333-pounder doing a backflip off a bungee platform with the caption: "Just did a backflip off the highest swing in the WORLD!!!!!!! Crazy!!! #LivingLife"
Trent Richardson is reportedly in some trouble.
Richardson was arrested on Thursday night for domestic violence, according to TMZ Sports.
The former running back was taken into custody on a third degree charge, the report states, with bail being set for $1,000.
The arrest was made in Hoover, Alabama.
The Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.
He was traded to the Colts in 2013 and played for Indianapolis in 2014.
He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team.
The 26-year old was cut by the Ravens last August.