5 Philadelphia Eagles who should be benched for 2020’s remainder

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Vinny Curry #75, Philadelphia Eagles
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54. . . . Vinny Curry, defensive end. . player

Why does Vinny Curry still play for the Philadelphia Eagles?

Here’s a six-foot-three, 279-pound question mark. Believe it or not, once upon a time, Vinny Curry was a second-round selection by Andy Reid of all people. When we think about guys that played for Reid, Chip Kelly, and Doug Pederson, we think about Jason Peters, DeSean Jackson, Brandon Graham, Jason Kelce, and the like. You know, the legends.

Do you know who we don’t bring up as often but was also there? Yep, Mr. Curry.

Vinny Curry is one of those guys that the Eagles can’t stop kicking the tires on in an attempt to get a few more miles out of a broken-down ride. To his credit, Curry can still be serviceable. He does some nice things here and there and can get to the quarterback now and again, and no, he isn’t as bad as anyone else on this list. What he is, however, is past his prime, someone that the Eagles should have given up on long before they did.

Heading into Week 16 of the 2020 NFL season, he’s appeared in nine games with one start. His snaps have increased over the course of the past two weeks, but his production hasn’t. He hasn’t registered a sack since November 15th, and he shared that one.

Yeah, Josh Sweat is out, but Joe Ostman is on the practice squad, and we know Malik Jackson can play the defensive end position if need be. Philly does have options if they’d like to conclude 2020’s regular season with Curry on the sideline.