The trade market just isn't high for a solid pass rusher.
We constantly see teams sell players for low draft picks, returns that simply don't equal the name that is being traded. That's mostly apparent this offseason, with defensive ends Michael Bennett and Robert Quinn getting dealt for peanuts.
With the Eagles trading for the former Seahawks while giving up just a fifth rounder and a no-name wideout, they know the price of the market at this point. With Vinny Curry unlikely to bring back a solid haul, Philadelphia may just have to suck it up and move on.
The Eagles could end up cutting Curry to make room for Bennett.
Eagles trying to find a trade for Vinny Curry, but may have to just cut him https://t.co/IHNLnxJEiW— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 8, 2018
You never want to give up a player for nothing, but these just happen to be the circumstances.
Right now, Curry is set to make $9 million this season, a price tag that is simply too high. He's not worth that kind of contract, and teams may be unwilling to pay that for someone who mustered up just three sacks this past season.
With the Eagles acquisition of Michael Bennett, other teams expect Philly to shop Vinny Curry if he's unwilling to take a paycut to stay— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 7, 2018
It's clear Philly wants to move on from Curry. They've already replaced him with Bennett and clearly favor Derek Barnett. Instead of dragging it out and looking for a deal that isn't there, Curry will be released sooner rather than later.