The Oakland Raiders had a tough time stopping the run last week, now that they have activated linebacker Aaron Curry, they may be able to challenge the run a little better.
Curry was placed on the physically unable to perform list, and the Raiders worried that he might of had to be placed on injured reserve. He is still listed as questionable, and may see a small amount of action pending on how far along he is recovering from his knee injury.
Curry was the fourth overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, selected by the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks then traded Curry last October to the Raiders, and for only a seventh-round draft pick and a conditional pick in 2013. What the Raiders thought was a steal, now leaves them questioning if he will be healthy enough to even make an impact?
The season is getting away from the Raiders, they are stacked with injuries, lack the ability to beat main stream teams, and the only player that is playing above average is Carson Palmer.
With Curry back in practice, it promises the Raiders that they have some depth front seven for the most part. He managed to record 68 tackles in the 2011 season, as well as two fumble recoveries.
The Raiders are already in a deep hole, and their defense played so bad last week against Doug Martin and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, that they need all the help they can get. Raider Nation will just have to wait to see what Curry brings to the field when he plays.