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October 13, 2011
Curry tweets that he is a Raider

ALAMEDA - Thanks to Twitter, we know the trade for Aaron Curry is official.

Curry (@Aaron59Curry) tweeted a picture of himself wearing a Raiders cap while linebacker Bruce Davis tweeted he had been released.

The deal was not official when the media spoke with coach Hue Jackson but he did have a few things to say about Curry.

"He's athletic," Jackson said. "He can run, he tackles, he takes on linemen, he takes on backs. I think he's a really good football player.

Jackson said Curry is versatile enough to play more than strongside linebacker, but wouldn't say where he planned to use Curry.

Curry is the first acquisition made without the approval of owner Al Davis, who passed on Saturday. Curry was the fourth overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, but failed to live up to expectations in Seattle.

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About Raiders Blog and Q&A

Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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