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Raiders release Aaron Curry

Aaron Curry, Lito Sheppard

Oakland Raiders linebacker Aaron Curry (51) and defensive back Lito Sheppard (21) sit on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. The Chargers won 38-26. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


The Raiders have released linebacker Aaron Curry, ending an experiment that never paid off for the former fourth-overall pick in the 2009 draft.

After the Seahawks gave up on him, the Raiders acquired him last season for a pair of draft picks, last year’s seventh-rounder and a fifth-rounder next year.

Per Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, bad knees limited Curry’s effectiveness, as he played in just two games this year, totalling 18 snaps against the Ravens and Saints.

Curry, as is the fashion these days, tweeted out the news a few minutes ago, saying: “No longer a raider! On to my next venture! Expanding Gods territory”

Exclamation marks are a little much, as his time with the Raiders prompted mostly question marks.