The New York Jets have re-signed Vinny Curry, the defensive end who was diagnosed last summer with a rare blood disorder that forced him to sit out last season.
The Jets announced the signing on Wednesday, tweeting, “The comeback is on.”
“What’s up, Jet nation?” Vinny Curry here,” the 33-year-old lineman said in a short video. “I’m back, baby, I’m ready to take flight and kick ass on the way. Let’s go! JETS! Jets!”
Curry announced in August that team doctors diagnosed him in July with the disorder that led to the removal of his spleen. Doctors initially thought he could return to the field in September, but Curry developed blood clots which led him to take blood thinners, preventing him from doing any physical activity for three to six months. In the post, he said doctors expect him to make a full recovery and be able to play again this season.
The Neptune, New Jersey native was a Philadelphia second-round pick in 2012 over Marshall and became a passing specialist in his first six years with the Eagles. He played at Tampa Bay in the 2018 season but returned to Philadelphia the following year.
Curry signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract in March 2021 to help boost the Jets’ passing rush. He had been on the active/non-football injured reserve throughout training camp last summer before being placed on the reserve/non-football injured reserve.
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