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  • Eagles Release Kevin Curtis

    Per Rotoworld:

    Eagles release WR Kevin Curtis. Together with Darren Howard's release, the moves will save the team almost $10 million in salary and bonuses this year alone. With Jason Avant locked in as the slot receiver, Curtis no longer had a role on offense while bringing no value to special teams. After spending all of last season nursing a knee injury, Curtis is facing questions about how much he has left in the tank this offseason. His best bets for a landing spot are a return to St. Louis or Mike Martz's offense in Chicago.

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    Would anyone consider Kevin Curtis as a no. 1 receiver to join the Rams?

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    Re: Eagles Release Kevin Curtis

    Originally posted by viper View Post
    Per Rotoworld:

    Eagles release WR Kevin Curtis. Together with Darren Howard's release, the moves will save the team almost $10 million in salary and bonuses this year alone. With Jason Avant locked in as the slot receiver, Curtis no longer had a role on offense while bringing no value to special teams. After spending all of last season nursing a knee injury, Curtis is facing questions about how much he has left in the tank this offseason. His best bets for a landing spot are a return to St. Louis or Mike Martz's offense in Chicago.

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    Would anyone consider Kevin Curtis as a no. 1 receiver to join the Rams?
    not as a number 1..perhaps worth a look at to see how healthy he is and possibly offer him a minimum vet salary for a year or two to have him as depth..but nothing more..ive always liked KC a lot, but with his injury history in recent years and his age..we cant offer him anymore really..Chicago would probably offer more than we would with them being in desperation mode..

    Darren Howard interests me more to be honest.

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      Re: Eagles Release Kevin Curtis

      To answer my own question, I would say no. Assuming his injury checks out OK, I like the idea of his veteran presence tutoring the young guys. But, I'd like our no. 1 to be someone in his prime or pick him up through the draft. He may be a good depth pickup though.

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      • #4
        Re: Eagles Release Kevin Curtis

        i loved "white lightning" back in 05' and hated when the rams let him go along with Corey Ivy. I'd like to see him back in Blue and Gold but for a low veteran salary.

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          Re: Eagles Release Kevin Curtis

          Originally posted by Bralidore(RAMMODE) View Post
          i loved "white lightning" back in 05' and hated when the rams let him go along with Corey Ivy. I'd like to see him back in Blue and Gold but for a low veteran salary.
          I thought we should have kept Corey Ivy too. He brought it every game. You have to hold on to those kind of guys.

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            Re: Eagles Release Kevin Curtis

            We replaced him with Drew Bennett. I was disgusted than, with a move, as well as I'm now. I would really like to see him back, but again, I am afraid that my wish is based on, what would Viper say, 'white lightening' back from '05.

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              Re: Eagles Release Kevin Curtis

              Sorry Bralidore, this one was yours.

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              • #8
                Re: Eagles Release Kevin Curtis

                If we could hop in a Hot Tub Time Machine and get the '04-'05 Curtis, then yes. But we can't, so I'd have to pass.

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                • Nick
                  Eagles, Curtis Agree To 6 Year - $32 mil
                  by Nick
                  Eagles, WR Curtis Agree To Six-Year Deal
                  March 15, 2007
                  By DAVE SPADARO

                  The Eagles and free agent wide receiver Kevin Curtis have agreed to terms on a six-year contract, the team announced Thursday afternoon. More details will follow. The Eagles had Curtis in for a visit last week and worked hard to get the deal done.

                  Terms of the deal were not announced.

                  Curtis, one of the most highly-regarded free agents on the market this year, had talks with at least four other teams for his services. The Eagles won out in the end, and now they get a player who caught 100 passes and caught 10 touchdown passes in his final two seasons with the Rams.

                  Though he wasn't a full-time starter with the Rams, Curtis appeared in all but one game for St. Louis in the last three seasons and caught a total of 132 passes for 1,701 yards (averaging 12.6 yards per catch) and 12 touchdowns.

                  "I've accepted my role and loved every minute of it in St. Louis and played with some great wideouts out there, but I'm definitely excited about the thought and the opportunity to be on the field more," Curtis said when he visited the NovaCare Complex on Friday.

                  "I'd like to be a starter, but I'm open to any opportunities that are out there. Bottom line: I want to be out on the field playing the whole game."

                  Last season, Curtis caught 40 passes for 479 yards and four touchdowns as the Rams' No. 3 receiver. His best season was 2005 when he caught 60 passes for 801 yards and six touchdowns. Not bad numbers for a guy playing behind the likes of Pro Bowl receivers Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce.

                  He has hopes of parlaying that experience and his numbers into a possible starting job and a bigger paycheck.

                  "I'm a better player because I was around those guys," Curtis said.

                  Curtis met with Eagles coaches during his visit last week and sat down to talk X's and O's with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. And he liked what he saw.

                  "I've watched the Eagles in the past and I'd definitely like to be part of a scheme like this," Curtis said. "They didn't get real specific about (my role), but they want me to come in right away and help them out at the wideout position."

                  Complicating matters, however, when Curtis visited was that he arrived without an agent. He fired his agent, Tom Condon, on March 5. Curtis had to wait until Saturday before hiring a new agent, Bruce and Ryan Tollner, per NFLPA rules.

                  Curtis said the two parties "pretty much left (the numbers) out" during the March 9 visit.

                  Curtis reportedly received lucrative offers from the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions as well as interest from the Giants and Tennessee.

                  His observation of the Philadelphia visit: "Through this visit I've come to realize...
                  -03-15-2007, 01:47 PM
                • Nick
                  Kevin Curtis to have sports hernia surgery
                  by Nick
                  Curtis to have sports hernia surgery
                  Wednesday, August 20, 2008

                  Eagles wide receiver Kevin Curtis will have sports hernia surgery, coach Andy Reid said today.

                  The full extent of the injury will not be clear until the surgery is performed so no timetable was given for a possible return, but expect it to be a while, given the past history of the injury.

                  Curtis becomes the third Eagles player to have a sports hernia in the last few years. Donovan McNabb had surgery during the 2005 season after trying to play through the injury. L.J. Smith had offseason surgery in the spring of 2007 but the injury lingered during the season after he suffered another injury to the area during training camp.

                  Curtis was injured against Carolina in last Thursday's preseason game. He tried to practice this week but was unable to run because of the pain, leading to the decision to have the surgery.

                  Reid said he is not interested in bringing in another receiver at this time.

                  With Reggie Brown still out with a hamstring injury, also suffered against Carolina, the starting receivers Friday at New England will be DeSean Jackson in Brown's spot and either Hank Baskett or Greg Lewis in Curtis' spot.

                  Curtis is coming off the most productive season of his career with 77 catches for 1,110 yards. He equaled a career high with six touchdowns. He signed as a free agent from the St. Louis Rams before last season.
                  -08-20-2008, 11:10 AM
                • Nick
                  Former Rams WR Kevin Curtis fighting testicular cancer
                  by Nick
                  Former Bingham, USU star Kevin Curtis fighting testicular cancer
                  By Doug Robinson
                  Deseret News
                  Published: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 11:29 p.m. MDT

                  The text messages arrive on Kevin Curtis' cell phone regularly. Where are you? Are you playing football? A half-dozen NFL teams have wondered the same thing and have tried to sign the seven-year veteran wide receiver.

                  Curtis, a Utah native who starred for the Philadelphia Eagles before injuries sidelined him most of the last two seasons, has put off signing a free-agent deal this year. At first it was because of a lingering knee injury that didn't fully heal until recently, but then it became something else that he kept secret.

                  Curtis has testicular cancer.

                  He underwent surgery Sept. 23 at the Huntsman Cancer Institute to remove a cancerous testicle. He waited until meeting with doctors late Wednesday afternoon to learn more about the treatment and prognosis before going public with his condition.

                  "Everything looks good," he said. "They caught it early, and there is no sign that it has spread. I'm pretty fortunate, really."

                  Doctors told Curtis he could either undergo radiation treatments now or report for tests every three months to ensure the cancer hasn't returned. He chose the latter, at least partly because he still hopes to return to football this season. Doctors don't consider it risky to put off the treatments.

                  Curtis' agent will send a letter soon to all 32 NFL teams to inform them of his client's illness and availability. Curtis has already resumed light training. He can return to intense training in a couple of weeks.

                  An abnormality was first discovered when Curtis was being courted by a number of teams as a free agent in 2007. A Minnesota Vikings doctor spotted it during a routine physical.

                  "The doctor brought it to my attention," says Curtis. "I hadn't noticed it. I waited a year till I went to a urologist. He wasn't too concerned. Every six months I underwent an exam and ultrasound. They were saying it's nothing until this summer. The ultrasound revealed there was a big difference. It had grown."

                  Several weeks ago doctors recommended surgery. Curtis, wanting to play football immediately, sought other opinions, but other doctors agreed that surgery was the next step.

                  "I wanted to wait until the season was over," says Curtis. "They said it was risky to wait."

                  Heading into the surgery, doctors couldn't be certain the testicle was cancerous because they are unable to do a biopsy in this area of the body. But he learned last week that he has seminoma, which is considered one of the most treatable and curable cancers.

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                  -10-07-2010, 09:32 AM
                • BradBigglestein
                  Thoughts on Curtis?
                  by BradBigglestein
                  Eagles fan here. The Eagles are in the running to get Curtis and I want to know how you think he would fit here if he were to sign. Could be be a "co-number 1" receiver with Reggie Brown sort of like Stallworth was last year? Is he ready to break out of his #3 role and become a full-time starter?

                  From what I've seen of Curtis I can gather that he has good hands, is tough, and is fast. Anything else you guys could tell me about him?

                  Thanks

                  good luck in 07
                  -03-11-2007, 11:15 PM
                • Bruce=GOAT
                  Curtis hires new agents
                  by Bruce=GOAT
                  Sports > Rams > Story
                  Kevin Curtis gets new agents
                  By Jim Thomas
                  ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
                  03/10/2007


                  Wide receiver Kevin Curtis plans on hiring California agents Bruce and Ryan Tollner to finish what has been a difficult free-agent process for the former Ram.

                  "I don't know if it's Saturday or Sunday when I can hire a new agent, but I don't intend on it taking a lot of time," Curtis told reporters Friday in Philadelphia.

                  Once an NFL player fires an agent, there is a mandatory five-day waiting period before hiring a new one.

                  Curtis has made four visits since the start of the free agency period March 2: to Minnesota, Detroit, the New York Giants and Philadelphia. But he fired agent Tom Condon after the visits to Minnesota and Detroit. Curtis declined to go into specifics on why he replaced Condon.


                  "I have a lot of respect for my former agent," Curtis said. "He does a good job. It just wasn't working out. No one to blame; just a personal decision."

                  His main objectives are playing for a playoff contender preferably in a warm-weather city and being a starter. Minnesota and Detroit, the two visits arranged by Condon, could offer him a starting job. But neither can be considered a legitimate playoff contender. And they aren't warm-weather venues, either.

                  The visits set up by Curtis after firing Condon to the New York Giants and Philadelphia don't offer warm weather. But both were 2006 playoff teams, and Curtis probably would start for either club.

                  "I want to be on the field, playing," Curtis said. "I've accepted my role and loved every minute of it in St. Louis, and played with some great wideouts out there. But I'm definitely excited about the thought and the opportunity to play more."

                  Curtis headed back to his home in Utah following the visit to Philadelphia. Buffalo, Green Bay and Tennessee also have expressed interest, but Curtis would prefer not to make more trips
                  -03-10-2007, 01:41 AM
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