Found August 13, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
This is not what you want to hear. Aaron Curry, who is currently on the active/PUP list, will get a 2nd opinion on his ailing knees as they are not responding to stem cell treatment, according to the Contra Costa Times. They also go to say that he won’t make the roster “unless his knee responds to treatment soon.” Owed a non-guaranteed 3.5 million this season, the Raiders seem to prefer cutting him outright over putting him on IR. The Raiders have already lost one linebacker, Kamerion Wimbley, this offseason. Another linebacker, Rolando McClain, is facing 6 months in jail, pending an appeal. Curry might not be a great player, but the former 4th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, who was a bust in Seattle, played solid last season and he’s certainly better and more proven than Miles Burris, a 4th round rookie who would start in his absence. In addition to Wimbley and possibly McClain, the Raiders have also lost #1 cornerback Stanford Routt, while two of their best defensive players,...
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