Says Lions Have Aaron Curry Lined Up If Stafford Doesn't Sign Today

Source: Lions have Aaron Curry in fold if Matthew Stafford doesn’t sign soon

by Tom Kowalski
Wednesday April 22, 2009, 5:15 PM

Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis.

According to a league source, the Detroit Lions have completed contract terms with Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry and the team is now waiting to see if it can reach an agreement with their No. 1 target, Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford.

The source said the Lions will not allow a decision to go beyond Friday and if a deal isn’t done with Stafford by then, the team will sign Curry and take him with the first overall draft pick.

The source said he believes that Stafford’s agent, Tom Condon, will eventually agree to a deal with the Lions but probably won’t do it until it gets closer to the Friday deadline.

The price of the contract can only go up in the final hours so Condon likely will push the issue as far as he feels he has something to gain.

The Lions, according to the source, aren’t budging and are just waiting to see if Stafford accepts their deal before they move to Curry. The Lions have been adamant that they want to get their draft pick signed before the draft starts at 4 p.m. Saturday.


I still feel they are going to take Stafford, but this is very interesting. Perhaps greed could save the Lions and force them into Curry.

Tags: 2009 Draft 2009 NFL Draft Detroit Detroit Lions Matt Stafford Mayhew Micheal Curry NFL

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