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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Raiders make Davis-like trade for Curry

By Bill Williamson

The Oakland Raiders made their first move in the post-Al Davis universe and it was a very-Davis like move.

Oakland acquired Aaron Curry from Seattle. The linebacker was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2009 draft. He lost his starting job this season to a rookie, K.J. Wright.

Davis made a career of resurrecting the careers of former first-round picks. Curry has a chance to help Oakland at linebacker. He is known as an over-the-tight-end, strongside linebacker. He could compete with Quentin Groves at weakside linebacker.

The Raiders gave up two picks for him. Seattle will receive a seventh-round pick in 2012 and a mid-round conditional pick (fourth or fifth round) in 2013 based on Curry's playing time with Oakland, a source told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

The Raiders don’t have second-, third-, fourth- or seventh-round picks in 2012. They should get compensatory picks for the losses of Nnamdi Asomugha, Zach Miller and Robert Gallery. The highest compensatory picks come  at the end of the third round. The Raiders will be informed of what their compensatory picks are in the spring.