Eagles’ Rookie Vinny Curry Activated, Will Play First Game Against Carolina

After 10 weeks as a healthy scratch, rookie defensive Vinny Curry, a second-round pick, will make his first appearance in a Philadelphia Eagles uniform on Monday night against the Carolina Panthers.

If he does indeed dress, as the Philadelphia Inquirer reports, that would make 7/7 as far as draft picks go; all seven on the roster will be active and dress for the game—this is excluding Marvin McNutt, of course, who was cut in the preseason. As a senior, Curry had 11 sacks at Marshall.

Curry has been buried behind five veteran ends on the roster, namely starters Jason Babin and Trent Cole along with reserves Brandon Graham, Darryl Tapp, and Phillip Hunt. Still, one might wonder why the Eagles have failed to utilize such a high-round pick when the Eagles are ranked third-to-last in sacks and their defensive ends have not played up to their talent/potential. I mean, fellow second-rounder Mychal Kendricks has been a starter since Week 1 yet Curry has yet to see the field.

Andy Reid has blamed this on the immense depth at the position, which is an okay explanation, but it is still puzzling why Tapp and Hunt continue to see the field over a second-round pick with tons of potential. At least, with six games left to see what this team has left for next year, we can start to see one of our youngest stars in action.

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Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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5 Comments on “Eagles’ Rookie Vinny Curry Activated, Will Play First Game Against Carolina”

  1. November 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    Intuitively, I would think that being 7/7 with draft picks would mean you had a really great front office. Unfortunately, that is not the case. The quality of the personnel is just THAT bad.

    • November 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

      That’s the irony, I believe.

      Although, out of all the drafts, I think this one might end up being the best. Kendricks is a future Pro Bowler, Cox has been a very good player as of late, and Foles still has time to prove himself.

      • November 22, 2012 at 11:38 am #

        I was really excited about Kendricks at first, but his play has dropped off of late. I can’t tell if it’s his ankle or if just the deterioration of the defense overall has affected him too. Cox appears to be a star in the making and Foles… I’d be curious to see what he could do with an offensive line.

        • November 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

          So would I. He seems to have the tools but not the surrounding cast.

          In regards to Kendricks, it does seem as though the ankle is slowing him down; but I think about earlier in the season when he was in the running for Defensive Rookie in the Year. He’s a solid future linebacker.

          • November 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

            Fingers crossed.

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