RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Former No. 4 overall pick linebacker Aaron Curry is now in a fight to keep his starting job with the Seattle Seahawks.
Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley said following practice Thursday that it’s an open competition between Curry and rookie K.J. Wright for the starting outside linebacker spot.
The News Tribune of Tacoma reported earlier Thursday about Curry’s potential demotion.
Curry has struggled to find a role in the NFL after being the highest linebacker drafted since LaVar Arrington was the second overall pick in 2000. Curry has just 5 1/2 sacks in three seasons and has been used in a number of different ways to see how best he can help Seattle’s defense.