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Vinny Curry rumors: Philadelphia Eagles trying to re-sign DE

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Doing so would take an option away from the Giants.

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Vinny Curry is a player often connected to the New York Giants when analysts and fans begin looking forward to NFL free agency. The Philadelphia Eagles, though, appear intent on not letting the 27-year-old defensive end reach the open market. NJ Advance Media is reporting that the Eagles have offered Curry a contract extension.

Curry seems like a logical target for the Giants if he reaches the market. A young-ish 4-3 defensive end who has been mis-cast in the Eagles' 3-4 defense. Unfortunately, the recent hiring of Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator in Philadelphia would indicate that the Eagles are intent on going back to a 4-3 front. Curry, who had a career-best nine sacks in 2014, could be a big part of that plan.

The Giants have only Owamagbe Odighizuwa and Kerry Wynn as defensive ends under contract, and have free-agent decisions to make on Jason Pierre-Paul and Robert Ayers. Upgrading a pass rush that finished 30th in the league in sacks in 2015 has to be a priority for the Giants, either in free agency or the draft.