By Michael Donovan
The Eagles’ furious dash to lock up their building blocks for the future has made defensive end Vinny Curry a rich man.
Curry has agreed to a five-year, $47.25 million contract with the Eagles that includes $23 million guaranteed, a source apprised of the deal told NFL Media’s Albert Breer. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport added that the pass-rusher gets paid $10 million immediately.
Curry has seen his production dip of late. He compiled nine sacks in 2014 and just 3.5 in 2015. Curry’s a natural 4-3 defensive end, but played in Chip Kelly’s 3-4 scheme. The pass rusher struggled with his transition to outside linebacker and saw his playing time dwindle.
In four seasons in Philly, Curry has totaled 62 tackles and 16.5 sacks.
Now with Doug Pederson as coach, the Eagles are switching back to a 4-3 defense.