Schefter: Vinny Curry Being Shopped

Vinny Curry. (USA Today Sports)

Vinny Curry. (USA Today Sports)

According to Adam Schefter, Vinny Curry is coming up in trade discussions as Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline nears.

“Some of the names you’re starting to hear right now as being shopped — that doesn’t mean anything happens — but their names have come up in connection with trades discussions — Paul Kruger in Cleveland, he’s available if a team wants him; Vinny Curry in Philadelphia, his name has been bandied about out there; Jared Cook, the Rams tight end, said to be available; Vernon Davis‘ name has come up at times, the 49ers tight end.”

Curry is part of a quality defensive end group that includes Fletcher Cox, Cedric Thornton, Brandon Bair and Taylor Hart. He was moved to outside linebacker briefly earlier this season but went back to the d-line when Marcus Smith returned and Bair, Thornton and Hart suffered injuries.

“Yeah, we threw Vinny outside wide a little bit when injuries hit us, but Vinny is always an explosive, gap penetrating — when it’s a passing situation, Vinny is disruptive every time,” Billy Davis said recently. “I love seeing him out there and rushing that passer and disrupting the quarterback because he makes a difference.”

Curry, who is credited with 11 hurries, a sack and two tackles for a loss this season, is in the final year of his four-year rookie deal.

(H/T Bleeding Green Nation)