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August 25, 2021

Former Eagle Vinny Curry to miss 2021 NFL season with rare blood disorder

Jets veteran pass rusher had his spleen removed, but says he'll be back 'more determined than ever'

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Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry was dealt a setback on Wednesday, learning he'll miss the entirety of the 2021 NFL season with the New York Jets due to a rare blood disorder.

Curry, a former second-round pick of the Eagles in 2012, signed with the Jets as a free agent during the offseason. He spent last season with the Eagles and recorded three sacks during the team's disappointing 4-11-1 campaign.


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The 33-year-old pass rusher shared the news on social media Wednesday, saying he had his spleen surgically removed due to the unnamed condition. He is expected to make a full recovery and will have a chance to play again next season. Curry had signed a one-year deal with the Jets, who placed him on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list on Tuesday.

Curry was a helpful piece of the Eagles' dominant defensive line during the team's 2017-18 Super Bowl run. He spent a year with the Buccaneers after that and then returned to Philadelphia for two more seasons.

It has been a difficult stretch for Curry, who lost his half-brother, a high school principal in New Jersey, to COVID-19 in May 2020.

In nine NFL seasons, Curry has recorded 32.5 sacks, 194 combined tackles and five forced fumbles in 123 games.

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