Updated Oct 12, 2011 - 4:46 pm
Linebacker Aaron Curry appears to be done in Seattle
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Jay Glazer of FOX Sports and ESPN's Adam Schefter both report that the Seahawks and Raiders have agreed to a trade that would send Curry to Oakland for a pair of undisclosed draft picks, one this year and one next year.
Danny O'Neil of The Seattle Times reports the picks are conditional, based on Curry's playing time with the Raiders.
Curry, the fourth overall pick out of Wake Forest in 2009, wasn't at practice Wednesday. His locker had been cleaned out. The team has yet to officially comment, but some of Curry's teammates indicated that he had said his goodbyes.
"He came and said how much he had learned from us and how much he's going to miss us and everything," linebacker Leroy Hill told 710 ESPN's Liz Mathews and other assembled media members.
"It's a new beginning for him, and hopefully he steps to the plate. I think down there he won't have all those high expectations that he had here so he can relax and just play ball."
Recent developments suggested that a move of some sort was going to be made with Curry. The Seahawks restructured his contract sometime before the season, chopping off the final two years of the six-year deal he signed as a rookie. That made him a free agent after the 2012 season.
Curry lost his starting job after Week 2 to rookie K.J. Wright, a fourth-round pick, and hasn't played particularly well in limited action. He was out of position on a Michael Turner touchdown run in Week 4, a play Brock Huard broke down in Chalk Talk. He missed an open-field tackle late in Sunday's win over the Giants before lettig an easy interception bounce off his hands, a mistake that could have been more costly had Kam Chancellor not caught the deflection to end the game.
Those types of mistakes seemed to typify Curry's two-plus years in Seattle.
Not that many could have seen it coming. Curry was viewed by several analysts as the safest pick of the 2009 draft.
"I'm shocked," ESPN's Todd McShay told "Brock and Salk" last week when asked about Curry's lack of production. "I thought he was instinctive, he had the measurables, he wasn't the elite elite athlete but he was just a notch below, he was versatile, tough, productive. He didn't miss in any category that you look for at that position. He was, if not the elite, then he was a notch below."
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