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    Wide receiver Ronald Curry was once one of the greatest high school and college athletes in the country.

    But injuries have sapped his explosiveness, and now three NFL teams have given up on him in the same offseason.

    After getting traded from Detroit to the Rams in July, the Rams cut Curry on Saturday, according to Fox's Alex Marvez.

    If Curry couldn't make the Rams' thin roster at wide receiver, he may have trouble extending his NFL career.

    Not really a shock. Think his career is now over
    Last edited by Nick; -09-05-2009, 08:58 PM. Reason: Removed link

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    Re: Ronald Curry doesn't make the Rams

    Thought Curry did some good things in preseason, Looks like the Rams are going with the youth. Little surprised he was let go.
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      Re: Ronald Curry doesn't make the Rams

      What did we trade him for?

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      • #4
        Re: Ronald Curry doesn't make the Rams

        Originally posted by Mooselini View Post
        What did we trade him for?
        Orien Harris, some DT that we got for Brian Leonard, who we picked in the 2nd round. So I guess you could say we traded a 2nd round pick for Curry
        Last edited by RamOfDenmark; -09-06-2009, 03:45 AM.

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        • #5
          Re: Ronald Curry doesn't make the Rams

          So much for Curry becoming a good red zone threat for the Rams this season.

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            Re: Ronald Curry doesn't make the Rams

            the rams management tried. anothe total bust for a former # 2 pick

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              Re: Ronald Curry doesn't make the Rams

              Originally posted by Nick View Post
              So much for Curry becoming a good red zone threat for the Rams this season.
              LMAO....Nick, did you just talk some smack, albeit in your own subtle dry manner ?!

              I love it!

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                Re: Ronald Curry doesn't make the Rams

                Leonard's still leaping in Cincinatti. He has a good camp and makes the cut. The Bengals know he's too small to be a fullback and is lucky to be backup for Cedric Benson instead of Stephen Jackson. So, not a total bust just yet.
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                • #9
                  Re: Ronald Curry doesn't make the Rams

                  Hmm interesting that a veteran got cut like him. I like him personally as a player in the nfl. Doesn't ***** or moan, he just goes out and plays

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