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Giants Roster Breakdown: Aaron Curry

Aaron Curry is trying to kick-start his career with the Giants. Is there a real opportunity for him to do that?

Aaron Curry
Aaron Curry

Let's continue our look at the 90-man roster the New York Giants will bring to training camp in July by focusing on one of the interesting free agents the Giants signed during the offseason -- linebacker Aaron Curry.

2012 Season In Review

Curry, the fourth overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, played only two games for the Oakland Raiders with one tackle in 2012.

2013 Outlook

Curry is getting a chance to revive his career with the Giants. Injuries, as well as ineffective and apparently indifferent play, have derailed Curry in stops with the Seattle Seahawks and the Raiders.

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With the Giants, Curry will have an opportunity to compete with Keith Rivers for the strong-side linebacker job. Considering Rivers' extensive injury history if Curry proves up to the task there will likely be playing time there whether he wins the job or not. There has also been some speculation that Curry could end up competing with Mark Herzlich and Dan Connor at the middle linebacker position.

Head coach Tom Coughlin has said there are "plenty of opportunities" for all of the linebackers. Curry hopes to take advantage.

"Football is important now. It has a priority in my life that I'm willing to do whatever it takes that's going to help the Giants be successful and I'm not so selfish where if a call comes up that I don't like that I kind of get into a little tank," Curry said. "Now I'm more about finding a way to just put out a lot of effort and a lot of energy and just cause havoc."

If he is healthy he will likely have some opportunities to do just that.