PHILADELPHIA (WTXF/AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles have released defensive end Vinny Curry in a cost-cutting move.
The decision announced Friday saves Philadelphia $5 million under the salary cap. The Super Bowl champions bolstered the defensive line by acquiring Michael Bennett in a trade and signing free agent Haloti Ngata.
Curry had 22 sacks in six seasons. He was a full-time starter in 2017, recording three sacks and a career-best 48 tackles.
The Eagles released the following statement:
"We want to thank Vinny Curry for his contributions to our organization over the last six seasons, including the important role he played in bringing our city its first Super Bowl championship. It's difficult to part ways with a player like Vinny who has made an impact on the field, in the locker room and in the community. We wish Vinny and his family all the best moving forward."
Vinny Curry, originally from Neptune, New Jersey, shared an emotional goodbye on Instagram: