Jets sign former Eagles DE Vinny Curry to 1-year deal

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Spencer Aber
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The Jets have added another pass rusher in free agency.

New York announced on Wednesday that it has officially signed former Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry. It is a one-year deal worth $1.3 million in base salary with $1.075 million fully guaranteed, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Rapoport added that Curry could make an additional $700,000 with sack and playoff incentives. The max Curry can earn is $2 million.

Curry played in just 11 games with the Eagles last season due to a hamstring injury and a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He recorded 16 total tackles, three for loss, three sacks, 10 quarterback hits and one fumble recovery. The 32-year-old only played 28% of the defensive snaps in 2020, which was the third-lowest of his nine-year career.

Curry is a solid veteran pass rusher who will bring some much-needed experience to a young Jets defensive line. Between Sheldon Rankins, Carl Lawson, Quinnen Williams, and Folorunso Fatukasi, the Jets’ defensive line has 14 years of professional playing experience. Curry still can get after the quarterback, too, as he racked up the second-most sacks of his career (five) in 2019.