Vinny Curry will miss at least the first four games of the NFL season, as the team placed him on I.R. today. The Jets also announced that linebacker Marcell Harris is being brought back, which makes sense because the Jets only had 4 linebackers on the roster.
Harris (6-0, 215) signed with the Green & White Apr. 25 and spent the summer with the team before he was released Tuesday. He started a career-high seven games for the 49ers in the 2021 season and had 44 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack and 1 PD on 336 snaps. He also took 250 snaps on special teams. Harris was originally drafted by San Francisco as a safety in the sixth round in 2018 out of Florida. He then switched from safety to linebacker at the beginning of the 2021 season. He’s totaled 138 tackles, 5 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries and 8 PDs 52 games (20 starts) in his NFL career.
Curry, who will be required to miss the first four games of the season, signed with the Green & White last March and was placed on the reserve/NFI list on Aug. 24, which ended his season. He’s now entering his 11th NFL season after spending eight of his first nine years with Philadelphia and one season with Tampa Bay in 2018. Curry, who is from Neptune, NJ, has played in 123 regular-season games in his career, with 28 starts and has totaled 32.5 sacks, 92 QB hits and 194 tackles. He was drafted in the second-round in 2012 out of Marshall and has started 28 of the 123 games he’s appeared in.
The first game Curry is eligible to play is Week 5 against the Dolphins on Oct. 9 at MetLife Stadium.