NFL Rumors: Giants Will Take A Look At Linebacker Aaron Curry, What Are The Chances Tim Hightower Comes In As Running Back?

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May 07, 2013 09:13 AM EDT
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Seattle Seahawks Aaron Curry (59) reacts after stopping Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner for a short gain during the first quarter of their NFL football game in Seattle, Washington October 2, 2011. (Photo : Reuters) "

As Aaron Curry continues his quest to return to the NFL, he'll first go through the Meadowlands as reports indicate that he's planning a free agency visit to the New York Giants.

The New York Daily News reported on Monday that Curry is planning to visit the team on Thursday and that he "has been working out and feels healthy.

The former 2009 fourth overall draft pick has been out of work since being released by the Oakland Raiders last November. He worked out with the Chicago Bears and Cincinnati Bengals after his release, but he was unable to land a contract.

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The Giants are one of several teams looking at Curry, as he suits their specific needs to add depth at linebacker. However, there are some red flags to be considered with Curry in terms of his injury woes. Chronic knee injuries have plagued him dating from his time with the Seattle Seahawks. He spent eight games on the Physically Unable to Perform list last season because of knee issues and played just 18 snaps before the Raiders cut ties with him.

The Giants have also been reported to have looked at running back Tim Hightower last week as well.

Hightower, 26, the once-promising back who totaled 23 touchdowns in his first three seasons, hasn't played in the NFL since tearing his ACL in Oct., 2011.

If he passes a physical and workout with the Giants, it's possible he could receive an invitation to attend the Giants "rookie camp" on May 10-11, where veterans trying to keep their careers alive are often invited.

If everything pans out for the better, Hightower may be too good to pass up by the Giants. He was a standout part-time running back with the Arizona Cardinals from 2008-2010, but was traded to the Redskins in exchange for defensive end Vonnie Holiday and a draft pick before the 2011 season. He later won the starting job that year in training camp.

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