Vinny Curry has been waiting 10 weeks for some good news. He finally got it…on Twitter.
“I was like, ‘I wonder if it’s true?’” said Curry. “You’re kind of anxious to get back to work to see if it’s true. Today, Coach Wash told me I would be up, and I’m just excited.”
The second-round pick out of Marshall will be activated for the first time all season. It has been a long wait to get his first taste of NFL action, and his moment has finally arrived.
What will the fans see?
“Just a guy out there who has worked his tail off,” said Curry, a New Jersey native who grew up an Eagles fan. “I was brought here in the second round, and I just want to show them what I can bring to the table and let them form their own opinion about me.”
There have been a bunch of rookie contributors on this Eagles team this season. From Brandon Boykin to Fletcher Cox to Mychal Kendricks; from Bryce Brown to Nick Foles to Damaris Johnson, plenty of first-year players got a chance to learn on the job early. Curry, though, has not dressed. The explanation is that it’s been numbers game. The spots occupied by the likes of Trent Cole, Jason Babin, Brandon Graham and Darryl Tapp, he hasn’t been able to break through.
But the defensive ends have not performed as anticipated; same goes for the team. As such, he’ll get his chance on Monday night.
“Patience is the key,” said Curry. “Face it, those guys are household names. I also want to establish my name around this league.
“That’s going to be pretty sweet being active. But now the thing is, hopefully I get a lot of plays.”
Curry said he has been getting most of his reps at right defensive end. The 6-3, 266-pounder racked up 26 sacks, 49 tackles for a loss and 10 forced fumbles in four years at Marshall.
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