Aaron Curry

LB Aaron Curry's career has been all about trying to live up to the expectations heaped upon him as a fourth-overall draft choice. This time around, with the Giants, those expectations have been tempered and Curry is being given a fair shot at fulfilling the promise simply by doing it his way.

"I?m relaxed. I?m just going to go out there and have fun," Curry said yesterday. "My only concern is just to have fun and do all of the right things and do what they ask me to do. But if I?m not having fun, I?m kind of wasting time."

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The fourth overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft, Aaron Curry has already played and been released by two teams.

With the Giants, he has a chance to not only shed the "bust" label but revive his career -- perhaps a last-ditch effort to do so.

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Giants linebacker Jacquian Williams is still recovering from a knee injury he suffered during the 2012 season.

The weakside linebacker missed six games last year due to the PCL injury is expected to help fill the void left by the now-departed Michael Boley -- arguably the most vital position among the linebacking unit.

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Today marks the first of two New York Giants organized team activity sessions set for this week at the Timex Performance Center in East Rutherford, N.J.

And for a team that did not make the playoffs in 2012, there are a plethora of storylines as new faces and veterans in need to reviving their image return to the field.

1. The health of Hakeem Nicks

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GM Jerry Reese hopes LB Aaron Curry can "re-invent" himself as a Giant.

Recently signed LB Aaron Curry has spent the first four years of his career attempting to live up to the promise he showed when the Seahawks made him the fourth overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. He began his career entering into a losing situation in Seattle (they were coming off a 4-12 season in 2009) and then was shipped off to another franchise in dire straits: the Oakland Raiders, who have not had a winning season since 2002.

To Curry's disadvantage, he could not stay healthy, adding to the misery. After being released by the Raiders in a truly "adding insult to injury" situation, Curry was at the nexus of football obscurity - another highly-regarded prospect headed for the NFL scrapheap.

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In a Football Outsiders piece on ESPN Insider, the analysts suggest linebacker remains the New York Giants' biggest red flag heading into 2013.

FBO calls the current starting trio -- Dan Connor, Keith Rivers and Jacquian Williams -- a patchwork unit, which is the M.O. for Giants general manager Jerry Reese.

"For a team with such a rich a history at the linebacker position, it's hard to remember the last time the Giants had even one really good player in their linebacking corps."
FBO criticizes the Giants' off-season plan of attack to address its less-than-mediocre linebacking corps, failing to draft a premier prospect and signing Aaron Curry via free agency.

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Free agent LB Aaron Curry has signed on to play for the Giants. The deal is reportedly for one year.

From Rotoworld:

Curry, 27, has made 39 career starts primarily as a strong-side linebacker in Seattle and Oakland. He appeared in only two games last year due to chronic knee soreness. Ostensibly healthy, Curry will fight for snaps at SAM 'backer with Keith Rivers and/or Mark Herzlich. The Giants' linebacker depth chart is wide open, so Curry has found a good spot to potentially resurrect his career.

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Free agent LB Aaron Curry is still at TPC, perhaps to finalize a deal after his impressive tryout yesterday.

Head coach Tom Coughlin said the team would see where it goes. "There's interest," the coach said today.

Here's what Curry posted on his Twitter page yesterday....

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Free agents Aaron Curry and Josh Cribbs both left their visits with the New York Giants without contracts, according to reports.

Curry, the former fourth overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft who has been since cut by both the Seahawks and Raiders, took a physical with the team. Questions remain about Curry's knees, as he has worked out for the Bengals and Bears without signing onto a team.

The Giants may be looking to add a veteran to the linebacking corps heading into training camp. The team did not address that position during the draft after parting ways with Michael Boley and Chase Blackburn this off-season.

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It is only speculation that Mathias Kiwanuka will play along the Giants defensive line, according to Giants.com, though general manager Jerry Reese did hint at the move prior to the NFL Draft last month.

"He will probably play more on the defensive line" this year," the GM said.

With the shakeup along the defensive line this off-season -- losing Osi Umenyiora to the Falcons -- Kiwanuka can serve as another pass rusher to complement Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck, who will line up at numerous positions up front.

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With little money to spend these days, the Giants haven't given up trying to augment their razor-thin ranks at LB. The team will bring in Aaron Curry, the fourth-overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft, an oft-injured, underachiever who is considered one of the major draft busts in recent years. From Rotoworld:
Curry appeared in two games for the Raiders last season, making one tackle. He was later released in November and never latched on elsewhere. Curry is reportedly drawing interest from "several teams," but he's going to have to show he's over his knee issues.
The knee problems aren't scaring the Giants away from Curry, who will meet with them here on Thursday. After all, the Giants traded for (and re-signed) another notorious draft bust last year in LB Keith Rivers, who was the ninth overall pick in the 2008 draft.

From SNYGiants insider Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News:

The 6-2, 255-pound linebacker never quite lived up to all his promise. The former Butkus Award winner ? given to the nation's best collegiate linebacker ? had just 5-1/2 sacks in his first two NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. In his third season, 2011, he lost his starting job early and was traded to the Oakland Raiders on Oct. 12 (for a seventh-round pick in 2012 and a fifth-rounder in 2013).

Then last season, after spending most of the year on the Physically Unable to Perform list because of his knees, Curry appeared in just two games and took only 18 snaps before he was cut on Nov. 20.

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